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CAFC Dismisses Inter Partes Reexamination Appeal By a Party Who was Not Initial Requester

Waters argued that Agilent could not appeal, because Aurora was the third-party requester of the reexamination, not Agilent. The Court held that the relevant question was whether …

Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiatives

The Software Alliance recently announced Aaron Cooper will join BSA on February 22nd as Vice President, Strategic Policy Initiatives. In this central role, Cooper will lead BSA’…
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Partner-up: Risk-sharing provides patent holders better monetization opportunities

Lenders and investors like Gerchen Keller and Fortress, among others, have provided capital to or are partnering with private and public NPEs. These business are well suited …
By Lillian Safran Shaked 21 hours ago 0

Arnold & Porter Seeks Patent Law Clerk (Plant) for Washington, D.C. office

Arnold & Porter LLP has an opening for a Patent Law Clerk (Plant) in the Washington, D.C. office. The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by …

Burford Capital hires Justin Daniels to extend litigation finance offering to intellectual property

Justin Daniels, previously an IP litigation partner at Proskauer Rose, has joined the Burford team as a Managing Director to develop and manage its IP offering. Burford’…
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Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy

In 2008 the surrogates did at least increase the emphasis on having some form of post grant challenge procedure in the bill that would pass Congress and be …
By Peter Harter 2 days ago 6

Senators Ayotte and Coons Receive ‘Champion of the Inventor’ Award from the Innovation Alliance

U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today are receiving “Champion of the Inventor” awards from the Innovation Alliance, in recognition of their support …
By Innovation Alliance 2 days ago 1

Arnold & Porter Seeks Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) for Washington, D.C. office

Arnold & Porter LLP has an opening for a Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) in the Washington, D.C. office. The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by …

Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lies

It is pure nonsense to say that opponents of patent reform never offer specifics, cite or discuss textual language of the bills. Utter fiction and complete fantasy. …
By Gene Quinn 3 days ago 6

One-fifth of all IPR petitions denied institution according to 2015 PTAB report

One major takeaway from this PTAB trends report is that, despite claims of high rates of patent invalidation, the reality is that many patents escape the PTAB …
By Steve Brachmann 3 days ago 2

Why Trump’s love of eminent domain should concern patent owners

Donald Trump argued at the New Hampshire debate that our nation’s infrastructure would not happen without eminent domain. While economic development as a justification for eminent …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn 4 days ago 46

Despite 4th quarter sales hit, Merck innovates in HCV, diabetes, cancer treatments

Merck earned 224 U.S. patents during 2015, a sizable dropoff from its 2014 results. The text cluster shows us that, unsurprisingly, a great deal of Merck’s 2015 innovations focused …
By Steve Brachmann 4 days ago 0