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By Matthew Hartman
A district court judge recently addressed the scope of estoppel for a petitioner in an inter partes review.
By Pratik Shah, James Tysse, Steven Zager, Charles Everingham IV, Z.W. Julius Chen
Supreme Court holds, for purposes of the patent venue statute, that a domestic-corporation defendant "resides" only in its state of incorporation, thereby abrogating the Federal Circuit's broader...
By John Wittenzellner
Under the first-to-file rule (not to be confused with the provision from the America Invents Act), when two actions involving overlapping issues and parties are pending in two federal venues...
By Stephen Kho, Brian Pomper, Jean-Rene Broussard, Justin McCarthy, Yujin Kim McNamara
Yesterday morning, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) formally notified Congress that the administration intends to initiate renegotiations with Mexico and Canada on the NAFTA...
By Tim Pearce, Thomas John Holton, Helen Marshall, Christopher Poon, Ian Meade, Thiha Tun, Ezra Zahabi
SFTR requires most EU based fund managers to make new detailed disclosures to investors about their use of certain financing structures.
By Andrew Ford Schwerin
On May 11, 2017, Magistrate Judge Roy Payne in the Eastern District of Texas recommended that patentee Biscotti's inter partes review (IPR) estoppel motion be granted–in-part and denied-in-part.
By James Duncan III
Under 35 U.S.C. § 102, the on-sale bar generally holds that the sale of a patented invention more than one year before the filing date invalidates the patent.
By Andy Rosbrook
The Federal Circuit's decision in Shaw Indus. Grp., Inc. v. Automated Creel Sys., Inc., 817 F.3d 1293 (Fed. Cir. 2016) raised the possibility that the IPR estoppel of 35 U.S.C. § 315(e) might not do much...
By Stuart Sinclair, Sophie Donnithorne-Tait, Jonathan Rosen
The Criminal Finance Act 2017 received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017, making its way onto the statute book before the halting of Parliamentary business ahead of this year's general election.
By David H. Quigley, Charles L. Franklin, Stacey H. Mitchell
Pharmaceutical waste management is a critical issue for hospitals and health care facilities.
By Hunter Bates, John Jonas, Ladd Wiley, M. Todd Tuten, Lauren O'Brien, Kendall Hussey, Rachel Kurzweil, Beth Collins
Last week, the House took the first step to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by passing a bill titled "The American Health Care Act" (AHCA).
By Rachel J. Elsby
On April 28, 2017, the District Court for the District of Delaware denied AVM Technologies' motion for summary judgment because Intel's non infringement defense based on the reverse doctrine of...
By Donald R. Pongrace, Hal Shapiro
Congress returned to session the week of April 24 following a two-week recess. Active discussions and debate surrounding the AHCA and efforts to "repeal-and-replace" the Affordable Care Act resumed...
By Romeao Jon Jennings
On April 3, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) declined to institute post-grant review (PGR) of U.S. Patent No. 9,291,250 (the "'250 patent"), finding that it was not eligible for PGR.
By David A. Applebaum, Todd Brecher, Jeffrey Dennis
FERC also directed Enforcement staff to publicly report on its experience with the NAV policy to FERC a year later, when it issues its Annual Report on Enforcement.
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