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The American Intellectual Property Law Association AIPLA has announced that the AIPLA Board of Directors has named Lisa K Jorgenson as the new Executive Director Her appointment will take effective November Jorgenson previously served as a member of the…

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Michelle Lee ''I ve spent my entire career engaged in innovation I grew up a tinkerer always looking to learn how things worked and how things could be improved That passion led me to become an engineer which then…

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Earlier this morning Wayne Sobon President of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association sent an e-mail to members announcing that Todd Dickinson will step down as Executive Director of the AIPLA The announcement suggest this will be effective immediately…

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AIPLA believes that the so-called single entity rule for deciding method claim infringement under U S C a where multiple actors perform the claim steps as set out in recent Federal Circuit panel decisions as well as in the…

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The Court will hear oral argument as follows on February in two cases on granting Octane Fitness and reviewing Highmark attorneys fee awards on March in a case Alice Corp on patent eligibility of system and computer-implemented method claims…

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A recurring theme that can be traced through the patent reforms of the AIA to the current debate over patent litigation abuse is the issue of patent quality A key component of the reported abuses is the assertion of…

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The Supreme Court on November heard oral argument on whether the burden of proof in an action for a declaratory judgment of non-infringement falls on the plaintiff licensee or on the defendant patentee The debate centered around whether a…

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The en banc Federal Circuit on September heard oral argument on whether to overrule its en banc decision in Cybor Corp v FAS Technologies Inc F d Fed Cir and hold that claim construction can involve issues of fact…

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Consider the following On Friday March an applicant could file a U S patent application covering an invention that was the subject of a publication provided the publication was dated less than year earlier This was true even if…

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The Supreme Court on June called for the views of the Solicitor General on petitions to review the Federal Circuit s en banc decision on joint infringement of process patents That decision held that induced infringement of a process…

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The Supreme Court on May agreed to review a Federal Circuit decision that a patent licensee bears the burden of proof in its action for a declaratory judgment of noninfringement where the license remains in effect to preclude the…

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Steve Kunin is the head of Oblon's Post Grant Patent Proceedings practice group and is also on the firm's Management Committee He is also a friend For several years now I've been getting together with Steve for lunch periodically…

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