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Fresh From the Bench: Latest Precedential Patent Case

CASE OF THE WEEK Purdue Pharma L.P. v. Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (United States Patent and Trademark Office intervening), Appeal No. 2022-1482 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 21, 2023) In the...

Lenovo Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against ASUS with US International Trade Commission

On November 15th, Lenovo (United States) Inc., a technology corporation, lodged a patent infringement complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) against...

In U.S. technology news, Heliogen, Inc., a renewable energy technology company, recently announced its selection to receive a $4,100,000 award from ... Read More »
The FDA has published new web pages about Monkeypox and medical devices. The new web page, titled Monkeypox and Medical Devices, includes ... Read More »
According to the Trade Court, Google infringed on five audio technology patents held by the speaker manufacturer Sonos and as a result is not allowed to import... Read More »
Written by Scott Siera, Ph.D. and Eric Furman, Ph.D. Seven years after Mylotarg® (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) was voluntarily withdrawn from the market, the U.S... Read More »
Written by Damien Howard and Ronald J. Schoenbaum The Federal Circuit recently decided a patent subject-matter eligibility case relating to computer memory in... Read More »
Written by Peter Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. The big news this week (and it is particularly big news in Tyler and Marshall, Texas) is that the... Read More »
Before turning to 2017 news, we’ll first briefly catch up on a few stories from December. In early December, the Brazilian green patent priority... Read More »
In my article dated December 11, 2016 (“Altaire v. Paragon Post-Grant Review (PGR): Any Lessons Learned From This Early Pharma PGR?”), I concluded... Read More »
High-tech startups, highly leveraged businesses, companies anticipating growth, a turnaround, or that are otherwise in need of capital, may not always find a... Read More »
In a Post-Grant Review (“PGR”) at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), a petitioner can challenge the validity of a patent on... Read More »
If you have obtained a patent for your invention, congratulations! A patent, however, is only the “raw material” used to generate revenue from an... Read More »
    The Trump Administration  and the Republican led Congress have a mandate to get this economy moving again and if they want to maintain... Read More »
Before returning to private practice, I practiced patent law in-house at two companies: first at a battery company, and then at an oil company.  I’ve sat... Read More »
Aging baby boomers, exposed to a lifetime of loud music, are more demanding than past generations about the quality of what and how they hear... Read More »
By Christopher Hall & Mike Gencarella Here is an argument we are using in response to rejections under 35 USC §101 that allege the claims are directed ... Read More »
The stage is being set for a coordinated attack on the patent system under the guise of making international health care more affordable. A newly released United... Read More »
By David Crowe Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Many American companies depend on strong global sales of key products featuring innovative product... Read More »
In what may be a first, a new U.S. patent includes a statement about the geographic location of the colorant composition. The patent – U.S. Patent No... Read More »
Curtis LeePerhaps these types of "feel good" statements will provide additional opportunities for businesses and organizations to advertise their green initiatives. A small audience for sure, but an audience nonetheless.
Oct 14, 2016
In Intendis v Glenmark, the Federal Circuit affirmed a finding of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents based on statements made by Glenmark to the... Read More »
Curtis LeeSo in essence, the doctrine of estoppel is being applied to statements or positions taken outside the courtroom?
Oct 12, 2016
Jeff McIntyreNot necessarily estoppel. More like reliable evidence which can help prove the fact and which is difficult to rebut
Oct 12, 2016
Consulting giant Accenture has rattled the cage of the fintech community by filing a patent for an “editable” blockchain that would allow a central... Read More »
Pedram SameniInteresting! Thanks Bruce for sharing. I think the bigger question is how they are going to market this. The main reason for popularity of Bitcoin is because it is de-centralized like internet. Or are you suggesting that this can interoperate with Bitcoin blockchain protocol while it can be centralized?
Oct 5, 2016
IP CloseUpHi Pedram, I think some of patent filings are suggesting that it could be possible to have a blockchain within the blockchain, as it were, or a semi-opened network. That may undermine the inherent transparency that makes the network attractive in the first place, but in the end that type of “openness” may be more viable to some businesses.
Oct 6, 2016
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