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Predicting Patent Number 10,000,000

The date of patent number 10,000,000 will be June 19, 2018. We feel this one is the easiest part of the prediction. We also think the USPTO will award Patent 10,000,000 …
By Matt Troyer
17 days ago 6

PTAB Reform: An Urgent Request on Behalf of Independent Inventors

What follows is a letter on the topic of PTAB reform that will be sent to USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on Monday, May 14, 2018. The letter seeks urgent …
By Josh Malone
18 days ago 26

Rapid changes in the Chinese legal system, an increasingly attractive venue for IP litigation

For many years, foreign companies were reluctant to seek and enforce intellectual property protection in China.  A combination of challenging litigation with low damages, the lack of …
By Jeffery Langer
18 days ago 1

Merck Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Patents Unenforceable due to Unclean Hands

On Wednesday, April 25th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Gilead Sciences v. Merck & Co. et. al., which affirmed a …
By Steve Brachmann
18 days ago 0

Reexam Claim Construction Thwarts Subsequent Infringement Claim

In 01 Communique Lab v. Citrix Systems, the Federal Circuit rejected Communique’s appeal. The court properly relied on a comparison of the allegedly infringing GoToMyPC product to …

CAFC Remands Medinol Patent Suit Against Cordis After SCOTUS Overturns Laches Finding

On Thursday, April 20th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Medinol Ltd. v. Cordis Corporation et. al. which vacated and remanded …
By Steve Brachmann
19 days ago 1

Polsinelli Adds Leading Technology Lawyer William Tanenbaum in New York

Polsinelli announced the addition of prominent technology and intellectual property attorney William A. Tanenbaum to its New York office.  Tanenbaum joins the firm’s Technology Transactions & Data …
By Press Releases
19 days ago 0

New Canadian IP strategy includes money for IP tools and literacy

In a move that recognizes the importance of innovation and IP rights – and the need for diverse audiences to understand how they work – the Canadian government has …
By Bruce Berman
20 days ago 0

FisherBroyles Continues to Grow IP Group With Addition of Five New Partners

FisherBroyles LLP, the nation’s first and world’s largest cloud-based distributed law firm partnership, announced today that John Eisenhart, Elizabeth Haanes, James W. Hill, Keats Quinalty …
By Press Releases
20 days ago 0

13 Tools to Make Your Client Communications Stronger

We must communicate effectively to be helpful. If the client isn't listening because our delivery is ineffective or off-putting, it doesn't matter that our legal opinion was …
By Bernard Knight
21 days ago 0

Image Rights: Valuable Intellectual Property

The cult of celebrity keeps creating more and more wealth. And concurrent with protecting that, 'Image Rights”'have been receiving a lot of publicity – as well as …

Sumita Mitra, Inventor of Filtek Nanocomposite Dental Materials at 3M, Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame will be inducting a new class which includes the inventor of a dental composite material which was revolutionary for …
By Steve Brachmann
21 days ago 0

Alston & Bird Appoints Natalie Clayton Head of Biopharma, Life Sciences Patent Litigation Team

Alston & Bird has named partner Natalie Clayton as the head of its Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Patent Litigation Team, effective immediately. Clayton has more than 10 years of …
By Press Releases
21 days ago 0

USPTO to Update Patent Bar Exam in August 2018

"This is a mere change in form, not substance," according to John White, principle lecturer in the PLI patent bar review course. "The PTO will start testing …
By Gene Quinn
22 days ago 2

SimpleAir v. Google: Consider the Scope of the Claims in a Claim Preclusion Analysis

On March 12, 2018, the Federal Circuit held in SimpleAir, Inc. v. Google LLC, No. 2016-2738, that a terminal disclaimer does not raise a presumption that a continuation patent …
By Elizabeth Crompton
22 days ago 5