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Cisco Successfully Invalidates Patent for Lack of Written Description

Cisco challenged Cirrex’s patent via inter partes reexamination, asserting a lack of written description. The Board affirmed the Examiner’s findings, that the patent, as amended, …

PTAB Reversed for Failing to Explain the Basis for its Obviousness Decision

The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the PTAB's decision in an inter partes review proceeding, finding the Board did not set forth its reasoning for finding the …

Federal Circuit Refuses to Overturn District Court’s Award of Attorney Fees to Dow

The Court disagreed that the district court’s sole basis for finding exceptional circumstances was that NOVA filed an action in equity. The Court noted that the …

Statements Made by Patent Owner During IPR Can Support Finding of Prosecution Disclaimer

In the case of Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding of summary judgment for Apple Inc. (“Apple”). The …

The Story of Phyllis Schlafly’s Devotion to Patents and Inventors

Phyllis Schlafly was a true friend of and advocate for the American inventor. Mrs. Schlafly’s life-long admiration of inventors was deeply felt and well-founded. Her biographer …

Parallel Networks asks SCOTUS to overturn unconscionable arbitration award handed to former counsel

Jenner & Block represented Parallel Networks for 18 months and then lost one of the cases on summary judgment of non-infringement. Four weeks after losing summary judgement, Jenner & Block …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 3

It is time to define the term ‘Abstract Idea’

The industry is collapsing all because no one in a black robe has the guts to define the critical term that is the core of a test …
By Gene Quinn
7 days ago 28

How Many Times Should Qualcomm be Paid for Old Technology?

The FTC laid out Qualcomm’s predatory licensing tactics in its complaint. Instead of treating all companies the same, Qualcomm refuses to license to other chip makers …
By Matt Levy
7 days ago 18

Slump in Clean Energy Patents Causes Concern

As of late, the spike of clean energy technology innovation is slowing down in the United States, during a time that the Trump administration is aiming to …

Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D. Joins Patterson Thuente IP

Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D., a patent attorney with nearly three decades of experience in intellectual property law, has joined Patterson Thuente IP. Dr. Kettelberger brings a wealth …
By Press Releases
7 days ago 0

Past as Prologue: Is there Hope for America’s Patent System?

We need to remember that we’ve seen America's patent system in near complete collapse before. In the 1960s and 1970s the Supreme Court never saw a …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 14

Declines in U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship the focus at Capitol Hill patent policy event

At the same time that America’s business climate has become too acidic for a vast majority of domestic startups, the nation has also been losing its …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 8

Big Pharma, Generics and Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

Generic drug manufacturers can pose major financial threats to those companies that invent and develop the copied drugs both domestically and internationally... Before TRIPS, most of the …
By Angélique McCall
8 days ago 0

Arent Fox Seeks Patent Staff Attorney or Patent Agent for New York Office

The New York office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a patent staff attorney or agent with at least 3 years of experience in patent preparation, drafting and …

Confused and frustrated, patent policy experts bemoan America’s absurd compulsory licensing patent system

The experts in attendance reminded us of the insanity of the compulsory licensing system that now pervades the U.S. patent marketplace, which when explained in terms …
By Chris Gallagher
9 days ago 23