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Federal Circuit Upholds Obviousness Rejection of Claimed Influenza Inhaler

A divided panel of the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s rejection of all pending claims as obvious in an appeal arising from a method for treating …

A string of successful settlements by Network-1 undermines FTC’s definition of ‘litigation PAEs’

Anyone who has followed recent developments in the U.S. patent landscape, however, might note something interesting occurring in this particular case. According to the recent patent …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 9

FTC report recommendations largely legislative in scope in new patent assertion entity report

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recently released report on patent assertion entities (PAEs) includes a number of key findings made by the agency on the business …
By William Cory Spence
1 month ago 0

FREE WEBINAR: Drafting Patent Applications to Overcome Alice

Join us on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2pm ET for a discussion on drafting patent applications to overcome Alice, with JiNan Glasgow of Neopatents and Gene Quinn of …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 2

What’s New with the Changes to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or the Board) Rules of Practice will change on January 14, 2017. The new rules will be applicable to all inter partes (…
By Eric Ball & Emily Gische
1 month ago 0

The Uncertain Future of Laches in Patent Litigation

The stage is now set for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the future of laches in patent litigation. If the Court closely follows its analysis …

Lex Machina releases data on design patent litigation showing strong correlation with trademark infringement actions

There has not been a single quarter in which more than 82 lawsuits involving allegations of infringing at least one design patent have been filed in U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0

Kelly Hollowell and Justin McNaughton join Greenspoon Marder Office in Nashville

The law firm of Greenspoon Marder announced today the opening of an office in Nashville and the launch of the firm’sIntellectual Property practice group. The firm’…
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0

Move over Patent Trolls, Efficient Infringement has arrived on the Hill

But now, after quickly dispatching with the patent troll meme as much ado about nothing, we can, should and must now unleash a more simplified counter attack …

Pre-Grant Publication – The perilous deviation from the patent bargain that causes long patent application pendencies

The fundamental patent bargain has been perilously breached by forcing publication on every application. Sound policy would have avoided upsetting the core patent bargain – disclosure upon grant …

District Court sua sponte raising dispositive issues not enough for case to be reassigned

While TecSec had urged the panel to reassign the case to a different judge on remand in part because the district court judge repeatedly held against TecSec, …
By John M. Rogitz
1 month ago 2

Andrew Albertson, Melanie Mayer and Jonathan Millard elected new partners at Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West recently announced the election of three attorneys to the partnership, effective January 1, 2017. The new equity partners are Andrew Albertson and Melanie Mayer, Ph.D., based …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0

Maria Pallante fired as Register of Copyrights in Policy Power Grab

In a fast moving story that developed late last week, Maria Pallante is now the former Register of Copyrights. According to The Register, critics believe this was …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 2

It’s Time to Fix the Global Patent System Before It Breaks Under the Weight of New Applications

Patent offices are failing to keep up with the growth of the innovation economy and the resulting increase in patent applications. Unfortunately, the problem could easily get …
By Mark Schultz & Kevin Madigan
1 month ago 6

Evolution of Tech: Roger Bacon’s high-performance carbon fibers find widespread use for thermal, mechanical properties

October 25th, will mark the 56th anniversary of the issue of the seminal patent for high-performance carbon fibers, which were invented by Roger Bacon, a 2016 inductee into …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0