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Native Americans Set to Save the Patent System

Native American tribal sovereign immunity thwarts both of these dilatory infringer tactics and repositions the negotiation to where it needs to be – outside of the courthouse. The …
By Paul Morinville
1 month ago 71

The changing face of university technology transfer

Today (TTOs) are increasingly being run by professionals who are experienced in startups, licensing, monetizing and have tremendous depth of technical knowledge in a variety of fields. …

How blockchain is critical to the securitization of IP

Liquidity in markets for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is opening a new door for musicians and athletes to issue digital tokens in exchange for money. The tokens are …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
1 month ago 1

FREE Webinar: Hot Topics in Patent Litigation

A multitude of changes to patent law and practice have altered the face of patent litigation in America. From patent venue decisions in district courts that seem …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 0

Denying TC Heartland Changed the Law on Venue Ignores Reality

On May 22, 2017, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, 137 S.Ct. 1514 (2017), the Supreme Court held that patent venue is controlled exclusively by 28 U.S.…
By Keith Grady & Karen Morris
1 month ago 3

PTAB due process violations raised in brief to Federal Circuit

On September 22nd, a reply brief for appellant Cascades Projection LLC was filed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a case …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 2

Combating Lawyer Burnout and Recharging Your Career

Do you feel fatigued by the long hours, demanding clients and little sleep?   At points in our careers, many lawyers feel like they don't have a life …
By Bernard Knight
1 month ago 0

Danielle Herritt, Deborah Vernon and Cristin Cowles Join Womble Carlyle’s Boston Office

A trio of experienced patent partners and their team are making the move to Womble Carlyle’s new Boston office.  Danielle Herritt, Deborah Vernon, Ph.D., and …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0

Patent Drafting 101: Say What You Mean in a Patent Application

When drafting a patent application it is always the best policy to never assume anything. It is dangerous to assume that the reader will fill in any …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 1

Nothing artificial about this intelligence: AI meets IP

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a plot point in futuristic sci-fi novels and films. In many aspects of our lives, machines are increasingly performing tasks previously …
By Sam Baxter
1 month ago 0

Richard A. Catalina, Jr. Joins Wallack LLP

On NJ October 3, 2017, Hill Wallack LLP announced that they welcomed Richard A. Catalina, Jr. as a partner in the firm’s Princeton, N.J. office. Mr. Catalina …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Outraged at Senator McCaskill over Sovereign Immunity Bill

McCaskill's seemingly calculated ploy to get out in front of other Senators, all alone in her demand for a legislative solution that strips Native American Indian Tribes …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 13

Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB’s Unreasonably Broad BRI of term

In Re: Smith International, the Federal Circuit reversed, finding that the Board’s construction of “body” was unreasonably broad. While the claims do recite “body” without further …

Patentee Fails to Prove Equivalents did not Ensnare the Prior Art

Crafting a proper hypothetical claim is a prerequisite to whether a theory of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents would also ensnare the prior art. The burden …

Michael Bednarek Joins Adams and Reese LLP in Washington, D.C.

The law firm Adams and Reese LLP is enhancing its intellectual property team with the addition of Michael Bednarek to its Washington, D.C. office. Bednarek joins …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 0