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Law Professors Urge CAFC to Uphold Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Method Patents

A group of six patent law professors filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Cleveland Clinic v. True Health Diagnostics. …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 0

Husch Blackwell LLP is seeking a Chemical Patent Agent in Milwaukee, WI

Husch Blackwell LLP, a full-service law firm, has an immediate opening for a Chemical Patent Agent in our Milwaukee, WI office. Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting …

To Make Healthcare More Affordable, Fight Drug Patent Abuse with a Fury

If a drug company plants a more than 100-patent thicket to protect market exclusivity, then it had better be able to justify why it should deserve the …
By Arie Michelsohn
5 days ago 32

World Pi Day: 3/14 — The Ongoing Mystery of Pi

Today is National and World Pi Day because the numbers of the day (3-14) match the first three digits for pi or , the Greek letter, 3.1415926535897...  Although most …
By Raymond Van Dyke
5 days ago 5

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream … for Sunscreen

But this morning, on seeing the juxtaposition of two random emails in my inbox, I had to pause at the ongoing nuttiness of our regulatory environment. In …
By Meredith Addy
5 days ago 10

Zeidman Technologies Sues U.S. Over Unlawful Abuse of Discretion in SBIR Grant Process

In the lawsuit filed in the Court of Federal Claims, Zeidman Technologies alleges that the U.S. government gave three conflicting and contradictory explanations as to why …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 13

Sarah Stensland Joins Patterson Thuente IP

Minneapolis-based intellectual property law firm, Patterson Thuente IP, welcomes attorney Sarah Stensland to the firm. Stensland joins as a partner and member of the firm’s litigation …
By Press Releases
5 days ago 0

Mohawk Tribe Ready to Battle over Ex Parte Communications between PTAB Judges

Attorneys for the Mohawk tribe have notified the USPTO that ex parte communications between an APJ assigned to the IPRs and an APJ not assigned to the …
By Gene Quinn
6 days ago 93

Federal Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Case Involving Question of Joint Inventorship Under Section 102(f)

In a prior abandoned patent application, VerHoef listed himself as joint inventor of the dog mobility device with Dr. Lamb, the veterinarian making the suggestion; this joint …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 5

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB’s Rejection of Claims Despite Earlier CAFC Validation

Although the majority opinion was silent with respect to a prior claim construction by the Federal Circuit relating to the patent, Judge Newman wrote in dissent that …

District Court Challenges Legality of Embedding Copyrighted Content

On February 15, 2018 a New York district court judge – in Goldman v. Breitbart News Network – challenged the reasoning of Perfect 10, and she concluded that one who embeds content …
By Lee Burgunder
7 days ago 1

Disputed Claim Construction Not Suitable for Resolution on a Motion to Dismiss

Nalco asserted that the only difference between its patented method and the Chem-Mod Process was the location of the injection. The district court dismissed Nalco's complaints for …

InterDigital Acquires Technicolor Patent Portfolio for Over $150 Million

InterDigital will end up acquiring more than 21,000 global patent assets from Technicolor, more than doubling InterDigital’s current portfolio of 19,000 patent assets. This includes more than 2,500 Technicolor …

Griffith Bates Champion & Harper Changes Its Name To Harper Bates & Champion

Partners Scott Harper, Shannon Bates and Austin Champion are pleased to announce their law firm assumed the new name Harper Bates & Champion LLP effective March 5, 2018. Formerly Griffith …
By Press Releases
7 days ago 0

The GDPR In Full Effect: What Will Happen to WHOIS?

It has been a long time coming, but the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost here. This new privacy regulation requires substantial changes to the collection …
By Iris Rigter
8 days ago 4