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Court Affirms Inherent Disclosure of Monsanto Soybean Claims

The Federal Circuit affirmed the rejection of several claims in a patent owned by Monsanto... Extrinsic evidence is permissible to interpret an allegedly anticipating references and to …

En Banc Federal Circuit Reverses Achates, Time-Bar Determination is Appealable

Inter Partes Review proceedings (IPRs) are subject to statutory timing provisions. The Court, sitting en banc, reviewed whether PTAB decisions determining whether an IPR was timely filed …

Former ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff Joins McKool Smith

F. Scott Kieff, former Commissioner of the International Trade Commission (ITC), has joined McKool Smith as a Principal in its Washington, D.C. office. Nominated by President …
By Press Releases
6 days ago 0

Brazilian PTO Considers Automatically Granting 231,000 Patents to Get Rid of Backlog

The Brazilian Government is considering the adoption of an emergency measure to eliminate the Patent Office chronic backlog problem by automatically granting, without examination, 230,000 pending applications until 2020. …

Federal Circuit Remands PTAB Decision to Uphold Patent Claims Challenged By Nintendo

While the recent decision did uphold the PTAB’s finding of validity of some claims, the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded part of the decision in a …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 0

The Value in AI will be in Solving Real World Business Problems

Technology industry leaders and consumers will find it valuable to integrate disparate AI technologies. As AI becomes less siloed, they will discover that when these different AI …

Harness Dickey Elects Eight New Principals

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, announced that, as of January, 1, 2018 eight attorneys have been named newly elected …
By Press Releases
7 days ago 0

Patent Reform Advocate, Congressman Darrell Issa, Will Not Seek Re-election

Earlier today Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018 and will retire from Congress. Issa, who currently Chairs the House’s Judiciary …

St. Regis Tribe requests oral hearing, seeks discovery on political pressure at PTAB

The St. Regis tribe is seeking discovery on due process concerns posed by the potential of political or third-party pressure asserted to “reach an outcome inconsistent with …

Transfer Pricing Basics for IP Professionals

Transfer pricing refers to the prices charged for goods, services, and intellectual property (IP) between or among legal entities of a corporation, including a parent company and …

Analyzing obviousness and anticipation challenges to claims directed to an isolated component of a prior art mixture

Based on the governing Federal Circuit case law, where the patent claim at issue is directed to a specific component (such as a specific enantiomer) of a …
By Theodore Chiacchio
7 days ago 1

Ron Coleman, Joel MacMull join Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.

Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. is pleased to announce that Ronald D. Coleman, a preeminent intellectual property and appellate lawyer, has joined the Firm as a partner in …
By Press Releases
8 days ago 0

Rest in Peace Friend: Remembering Gerald Holtzman

Earlier today I received notification from Personalized Media Communications, LLC (PMC) that its long-time president and chief licensing strategist, Gerald Holtzman, passed away on January 8 after a …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 5

Billions of Dollars at Risk: How to Manage Patent Licensing Across Entire Industries. A Case Study

When managing many of cross-licensing negotiations it can be hard to prioritize your activities. In a recent case, the client experienced this very thing and felt they …

Embrace IP That Works: Importance of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) in the European Union

The European Union suffers from an investment deficit relative to other industrialized nations. A recent report by the European Commission emphasizes this impact, “the EU needs to …