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If a Case Was Baseless, It Would Have Ended Sooner

Written by: Matthew Pham & Daniel P. Hughes OneSubsea IP UK Limited v. FMC Technologies, Inc. Before Clevenger, Moore, and Dyk.  Appeal from the United States District...

Low-Bar for Corroboration

Written by: Matthew Friedrichs & Daniel P. Hughes MEDTRONIC, INC. v. TELEFLEX INNOVATIONS S.A.R.L. Before Moore, Lourie, and Dyk. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal...

Trademark Monitoring and Enforcement in the Digital Era: Tools and Techniques

In today's digital landscape, protecting your trademarks has become more challenging than ever before. With the rise of e-commerce platforms, social media, and online marketplaces, ...

Exploring the Use of Machine Learning in Prior Art Search: Advancing Patent Examination Efficiency

In the realm of patent examination, the search for prior art plays a critical role in determining the novelty and inventiveness of an invention. Traditionally, patent examiners...

Recessions and Patent Applications: Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Innovation Economy

Written by: Sophia Petrichenko & Jason J. Jardine As predictions of an economic recession in the United States loom, 2023 has started with extensive layoffs throughout the...

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Written by: Jeremiah S. Helm, Ph.D. & Mark Kachner GRIT ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC v. OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Before Prost, Newman, Wallach.  On appeal... Read More »
BOZEMAN FINANCIAL LLC V. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK Before Lourie, Dyk, and Moore.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Banks that are... Read More »
On April 26, 2018, the USPTO issued a one-page guidance document on the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, on AIA trial ... Read More »
The Tension Between Judicial Independence & Agency Consistency As I have pointed out previously, the Board struggles to issue precedential decisions. This is... Read More »
Aqua Products Decision Deemed “Good Cause” Earlier this month the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) determined, for the first time, that good... Read More »
Written by Peter E. Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. This was a busy week for precedential cases at the Circuit. In AIA v. Avid, the Circuit rules... Read More »
USPTO Explains Intervenor Standing Some weeks back in Knowles Electronics v. Matal, the Federal Circuit, sua sponte, asked the following of the parties (order... Read More »
Written by Peter Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Our report includes discussions of six of the precedential cases decided in the past week and will... Read More »
Written by Scott Siera, Ph.D. and Eric Furman, Ph.D. The sale of a product prior to filing a patent application, or “on-sale bar,” has long been a... Read More »
In Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, 525 US 55 (1988), the Supreme Court attempted to focus the factors invoking the on-sale bar of s . 102, by holding that the claimed... Read More »
Technical Findings of PTAB Increasingly Leveraged in Parallel Court Proceedings Patent challenge proceedings of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board... Read More »
The real news this past week is not from the Circuit but from the Supreme Court’s reversal of the Life Technologies v. Promega case. There, the Supreme Court... Read More »
In re Packard Inextricably Linked to Patent Examination Practices? Back in 2014, the Federal Circuit determined the standard for a USPTO indefiniteness analysis... Read More »
In Secure Access, LLC v. PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, [2016-1353] (February 21, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated the Board’s decision in CBM2014-00100 on... Read More »
March 16th, 2013 will see the US embrace a more internationally standard patenting system: first to file (America Invents Act, or AIA). In fact literally every other... Read More »