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Federal Circuit to consider reviewability of IPR institution decisions en banc

In a Per Curiam Order the Federal Circuit granted the petition for en banc rehearing and vacated the court’s three prior opinions in Wi-Fi One v. …
By Gene Quinn
19 days ago 3

How Can Corporate Policies Best Encourage Innovation?

in hyper growth startups and other companies that rely on knowledge workers, the agenda for these value makers must remain as clear as possible. However, sometimes intellectual …
By Derek Handova
19 days ago 7

Biotech firms form patent alliance over interference proceeding against CRISPR patent application

The alliance is composed of firms that have a vested interest in the outcomes of a CRISPR patent interference case currently in front of the U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
19 days ago 2

Merck subsidiary Idenix wins $2.54B in HCV treatment suit against Gilead in largest U.S. patent infringement verdict ever

On Thursday, December 15th, a subsidiary of Kenilworth, NJ-based pharmaceutical developer Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) was awarded $2.54 in royalty damages in a case involving one of the …
By Steve Brachmann
19 days ago 1

What Trump Needs To Do About Patent Policy in Order to Promote Economic Growth

The result of attacks on the patent system has been a concerted critique of key elements for protecting patent rights. These have included enabling the PTO to …
By Neal Solomon
20 days ago 26

Is there an inherent bias against patent owners at the PTAB?

Pedersen doesn’t disagree that the patent system is biased against the patent owner in that “the patent owner has to run the gauntlet,” referring to needing …
By Gene Quinn
20 days ago 5

Seven PTAB policy changes for the next USPTO director

The next Director of the Patent Office will have enormous power to turn things around. He or she can make the currently lopsided system fair to all …

NASA, AIPLA, IPO among those who oppose USPTO fee increases

According to the USPTO, the fee increases are designed to better cover the costs of the USPTO’s main patent operations as well as PTAB operations and …
By Steve Brachmann
20 days ago 1

PTAB declares MRI machine an abstract idea, patent ineligible under Alice

In what can be described only as an utterly ridiculous, intellectually insulting, and idiotic decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent …
By Gene Quinn
21 days ago 160

The National Cancer Institute Didn’t Deserve This Treatment From the New York Times

While those in the military are often thanked for their service, let's also thank researchers like Dr. Rosenberg and his colleagues who spend their lives trying to …
By Joseph Allen
21 days ago 2

Patent and IP Wishes for 2017

First, I continue to wish for patent eligibility reform in Congress that would overrule Mayo, Myriad and Alice, although I am mindful of both how naive that …
By Gene Quinn
21 days ago 1

Reverse Patent Reform in 2017 or Wipe out a Generation of Inventors

Every time a new patent reform bill moves forward in Congress, the courts create case law eliminating the need to pass the bill. They legislate from the …

Heritage Auctions sues Christie’s for violating copyrights to build cloud-based auction database

Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions filed a copyright infringement complaint against New York City-based Christie’s, Inc. and Christie’s database subsidiary Collectrium. The suit alleges that …
By Steve Brachmann
21 days ago 0

Patent and IP Wishes from K Street for 2017

Last year at this time, I wished for the passage of trade secrets legislation, resolution of the patent reform legislation stalemate in Congress, that the USPTO consider …
By Marla Grossman
22 days ago 23

The Value of Hidden Citations in Patent Evaluation: Why the blind spot and how to uncover it

Most patent professionals recognize that a raw count of the number of forward citations to a patent can be an indicator of a patent’s value. However, …
By Mike Caldwell & Matt Troyer
22 days ago 6