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Pro Bono Efforts by Fish & Richardson Yield Clemency Grants by President Obama

Fish & Richardson announced that it has obtained clemency for five pro bono clients the firm represented through the firm's participation in The Clemency Project. The Clemency Project …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0

Commerce Department website contradicts itself on status of Michelle Lee as USPTO Director

Although the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to decline comment on the status of Michelle Lee, as of 3:49pm EST on Monday, January 23, 2017, the …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 38

USPTO continues to decline comment on status of Michelle Lee

The first full work week for the Trump Administration begins in earnest today, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to decline comment on …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 7

Mayo v. Prometheus: A lawless decision by an omnipotent Court wreaking havoc on patents

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision this is what I know — Mayo is a lawless decision by a Court that has become …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 29

Qualcomm, Sony, LG targeted by Section 337 complaint over patents practiced by Intel processors

On Wednesday, January 18th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) began a probe into a Section 337 patent infringement complaint involving graphics processors and memory controllers against …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0

Silicon Valley Patent Boutique Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Silicon Valley intellectual property boutique Fernando & Partners, LLP has joined Squire Patton Boggs in Palo Alto, the firm announced, bolstering its expertise in electrical/electronic devices and …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0

Senate Commerce Committee seems comfortable with Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce

In his opening remarks, Ross noted that he had been a consumer of various forms of data published by various agencies within the commerce department. He seemed …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 1

Ex parte Itagaki: Has the PTAB gone too far in invalidating patents under 35 USC 101

When addressing the issue of generality vs. particularity, we come across a situation where the inventors described the most crucial aspect of the invention, the classification unit, …

Employment Agreements: Employers Need To Pay Attention to Growing Government Activism

In the past, employers typically only needed to be concerned that confidentiality and non-compete clauses in their employment agreements may be challenged either by departing employees who …

Orrick Admits Three IP Lawyers to Partner

On January 17, 2017, Orrick announced the admission of 18 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2017. Of the 18 new partners, 3 of them focus on Intellectual Property matters: Alyssa …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0

Is Michelle Lee Still PTO Director?

How much longer can there be no official announcement regarding the status of Michelle Lee? The continued silence raises very serious questions, particularly given that there have …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 21

Retractable roof construction at Arthur Ashe Stadium is subject of patent infringement, trade secret suit

On Wednesday, January 11th, retractable roof system developer Uni-Systems LLC of Minneapolis, MN, filed a patent infringement suit against multiple defendants, including the United States Tennis Association (…
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0

What Do Cloud Robotics Mean for Driverless Cars?

When you think of autonomous cars or driverless vehicles, you probably don’t associate them with cloud computing and data analytics. However, that’s exactly the technology …
By Megan Ray Nichols
1 month ago 4

Commerce Lists USPTO Director as Vacant, USPTO declines to comment on Michelle Lee

If Lee did not resign and she has been asked to stay on as Director why has the Patent Office declined to comment? Further complicating matters, if …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 21

Teva Liable for Induced Infringement of Eli Lilly’s Lung Cancer Drug ALIMTA

The Federal Circuit’s decision in Akamai V broadened the circumstances in which the actions of others may be attributed to a single actor to support liability …