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Hunton Retail Law Resource: Stride Rite Turns Out The Lights On Competitors' Light-Up Footwear Patents
While footwear may not appear to be fertile ground for new inventions, many shoe makers have been granted patent protection for the technologies that go into their products.
United States
5 Mar 2019
USPTO Issues New Guidelines For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
For the fourth time in less than a year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued guidance to examiners on the question of subject matter eligibility ...
United States
22 Feb 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource: USPTO's Latest Guidance Should Ease The Burden For Blockchain Patent Applications
On January 7, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued further guidance on patent subject matter eligibility
United States
11 Feb 2019
Enhanced Practice Group Capability: Retail Litigation In The International Trade Commission
The merger of Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon in 2018 resulted in an intellectual property (IP) group with a long ...
United States
29 Jan 2019
Recent Changes At The PTAB Appear To Benefit Patent Owners
Since the America Invents Act created new post-grant review proceedings, such as inter partes reviews, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has been viewed as a reliable venue for invalidating patents.
United States
21 Dec 2018
USPTO Proposes Rule Changes For Amendments In IPR
A longstanding complaint of patent owners involved in inter partes review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been the practical inability to amend the claims of a patent involved in IPR.
United States
12 Nov 2018
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Massachusetts High Court Says Use Of Olympian's Name Is Covered "Advertising Idea," Not An Excluded IP Violation
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently construed the undefined term "advertising idea" in a case of first impression in the Commonwealth ...
United States
12 Oct 2018
USPTO Publishes Update To PTAB Trial Practice Guide
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an update to the Office Patent Trial Practice Guide for inter partes reviews (IPR) and other post-grant proceedings conducted before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
United States
5 Sep 2018
Westerngeco v. ION—Did The Supreme Court Define A New World Order In Patent Damages?
It has long been accepted that the extraterritorial reach of US patents was limited.
United States
3 Sep 2018
USPTO Updates Examination Guidelines For Patent Eligible Subject Matter
As noted in our recent update "Factual Questions May Preclude Early Resolution of Invalidity Under Section 101," the Federal Circuit recently recognized that when determining whether a patent claim ...
United States
2 May 2018
Supreme Court Rules AIA Patent Reviews Are Constitutional, But PTAB Cannot Conduct Partial Reviews
On April 24, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided two important cases addressing administrative patent trials, launched in 2012 by the America Invents Act (AIA).
United States
1 May 2018
Texas Supreme Court Holds Patent Agent Communications May Be Privileged
Communications between a client and registered patent agent who is doing authorized legal work for the client may be protected as privileged, the Texas State Supreme Court recently ruled on...
United States
15 Mar 2018
Factual Questions May Preclude Early Resolution Of Invalidity Under Section 101
The Court also repeated the proposition from Berkheimer that "whether the claim elements or the claimed combination are well-understood, routine, conventional is a question of fact.
United States
22 Feb 2018
CAFC Upholds Jury Verdict Form's Condition That A Patent's Validity Only Be Considered After A Determination That The Patent Was Infringed
A jury verdict form can be internally inconsistent, thereby necessitating a new jury verdict, if the jury ignores an instruction telling it to stop if it finds no infringement.
United States
25 Jan 2018
PTAB Section 101 Ruling Breaks With CAFC Opinion On Business Method
In a recent decision, a divided PTAB panel has ruled that a patent by Trading Technologies is directed to an ineligible abstract idea.
United States
28 Sep 2017
Is It Settled (Part 2)? PTAB Following Federal Circuit's Narrowed CBM Definition
Covered business method reviews are an important component of AIA patent trials, but the extent of patents eligible for CBM review has not been subject to a consistent standard.
United States
15 Aug 2017
Causal Nexus Requirement For Showing Irreparable Harm In Multi-Consumer, Multi-Feature Products Only Requires An Infringing Feature To Be "A Driver" Of Demand
•In multi-consumer, multi-feature products, the causal nexus requirement for showing irreparable harm can be satisfied by evidence showing that an infringing feature increases a product's desirability...
United States
7 Aug 2017
PTAB Cannot Treat Pre-AIA Means-Plus-Function Limitations As Purely Functional Under The Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard
Patent Owner-Appellant appealed PTAB's finding of obviousness in inter partes reexamination proceeding. CAFC affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded.
United States
31 Jul 2017
Is It Settled (Part 1)? Divided Federal Circuit Denies En Banc Review Of Narrowed Definition Of Covered Business Method
We have previously written about the scope of patents eligible for CBM review, including the PTAB's inconsistent approaches in determining whether patents qualify for CBM review and...
United States
12 Jul 2017
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