Patent Filings Roundup: Medtronic Hit with Seven IPRs, Huawei Fields Multiple District Court Complaints

By Jonathan Stroud
March 25, 2020

In the age of electronic filing, working from home and sheltering in place appears to have accelerated—or at least not slowed down significantly—district court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings. This week saw a return to form, with 31 new PTAB petitions and 72 new district court complaints. Large district court assertions nearing the one-year bar drove up the PTAB filings; on the district court side, existing non-practicing entities (NPE) campaigns added a fair number of defendants, and a dispute between WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development and Huawei resulted in a half-dozen complaints.

Medtronic has been hit with multiple IPRs by competitor Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc., another publicly traded medical device company, over sacral neuromodulation solutions. Medtronic sued Axonics in September of 2019 for willful infringement of five related patents, just after Axonics received the welcome news that their product, the Sacral Neuromodulation (“SNM”) System (“r-SNM”) (“Axonics r-SNM System”), had finally been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States (it had previously been approved in Canada and Europe in 2016). It was granted approval, at least in part, based explicitly on similarity to the now-existing Medtronic® InterStim® Therapy System. The seven IPRs filed this week challenge claims of all seven of the patents asserted in the suit.

On the District Court side, WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development has filed at least another half-dozen complaints against Huawei (bringing it up to 12 total complaints, with some against ZTE) on a portfolio that appears to contain, behind it, upward of 4,200 patent assets of former Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia pedigree, and has been touched by funders Coast Asset Management, Juniper Capital Partners, and appears to be co-run by Uniloc Founder Craig Etchygoyen, though ownership information and interest are hazy based on public assignment records.

And Samsung filed five IPRs against seemingly failed Australian company Kannuu Pty Ltd. on the five related patents that Kannuu asserted against Samsung in district court last May, a few months before the one-year bar in that case. The complaint accused Samsung Blu-ray Players and Smart TVs of infringing the five related patents, all titled “Process And Apparatus For Selecting An Item From A Database;” the patents appear to variously claim directional controls on a graphical user interface (there are other unasserted family members). The company’s website does not appear to have been updated since at least 2016; former executives include capital funders. The complaint also adds a breach of NDA complaint, arguing that the parties were under confidentiality obligations during negotiations circa 2013.

PTAB (31 new filings)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2020-00687 Filed Parus Holdings Inc. Apple Inc. 9451084
IPR2020-00686 Filed Parus Holdings Inc. Apple Inc. 7076431
IPR2020-00715 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 8036756
IPR2020-00714 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 9463324
IPR2020-00681 Filed Targeted Radio LLC [Acacia] Unified Patents, LLC 8948684
IPR2020-00718 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC [Hilco, Inc.] Samsung 7957450
IPR2020-00721 Filed Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 7865920
IPR2020-00720 Filed Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 8601528
IPR2020-00680 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 8457758
IPR2020-00738 Filed Kannuu Pty Ltd. Samsung 8370393
IPR2020-00739 Filed Kannuu Pty Ltd. Samsung 8996579
IPR2020-00679 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 8626314
IPR2020-00713 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 9821112
IPR2020-00716 Filed Neodron Ltd. [Magentar Capital] Dell, Inc. 8791910
Dell Products LP
Lenovo (United States) Inc.
Motorola Mobility LLC
HP Inc.
IPR2020-00745 Filed Dataquill Limited TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd. 6058304
TCT Mobile (US) Inc.
IPR2020-00723 Filed Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 7747217
IPR2020-00725 Filed Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 9674560
IPR2020-00597 Filed Maxell, Ltd. Apple Inc. 8339493
CBM2020-00011 Filed TriOptima AB Quantile Technologies Limited 7613649
IPR2020-00719 Filed Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 8739241
IPR2020-00744 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 6549792
IPR2020-00722 Filed Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 7747217
IPR2020-00743 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 7945285
IPR2020-00724 Filed Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 7769344
IPR2020-00678 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 7774069
IPR2020-00736 Filed Kannuu Pty Ltd. Samsung 9697264
IPR2020-00717 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC Samsung 7957450
IPR2020-00737 Filed Kannuu Pty Ltd. Samsung 9436354
IPR2020-00740 Filed Kannuu Pty Ltd. Samsung 8676852
IPR2020-00712 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 8738148
IPR2020-00729 Filed Neodron Ltd. Lenovo (United States) Inc. 8102286
Dell Technologies Inc.
HP Inc.
IPR2020-00746 Filed Dataquill Limited TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd. 7139591
TCT Mobile (US) Inc.
IPR2019-01443 Not Instituted – Merits Uniloc 2017 LLC [Fortress] Microsoft Corporation 9311485
PGR2019-00064 Not Instituted – Merits Coherus BioSciences, Inc. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC 1E+07
Fresenius Kabi Swissbiosim GmbH
IPR2019-01608 Not Instituted – Merits Universal Electronics, Inc. Roku, Inc. 7895532
IPR2019-01586 Not Instituted – Merits Realtime Adaptive Streaming, LLC [Juridica Investment Limited & Brickell Key Investments LP] Arris Solutions, Inc. 8929442
IPR2019-01601 Not Instituted – Merits All American Lithium LLC Energysource Minerals, LLC 9051827
TerraLithium LLC
IPR2019-01572 Not Instituted – Merits Med-El Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh Advanced Bionics, LLC RE46057
IPR2020-00301 Not Instituted – Merits Flir Detection Inc. Foster-Miller Inc. 8074752
IPR2019-01500 Not Instituted – Merits DMF, Inc. AMP Plus, Inc. dba Elco Lighting 9964266
IPR2019-01548 Not Instituted – Merits Flir Detection Inc. Foster-Miller Inc. 8074752
IPR2019-01595 Not Instituted – Merits Universal Electronics, Inc. Roku, Inc. 8015446
IPR2019-01585 Not Instituted – Merits Realtime Adaptive Streaming, LLC [Juridica Investment Limited & Brickell Key Investments LP] Arris Solutions, Inc. 8929442
IPR2019-01552 Not Instituted – Merits Uniloc 2017 LLC [Fortress] Microsoft Corporation 8881273
IPR2020-00039 Not Instituted – Procedural Ceva Animal Health Inc., ClearH20, Inc., 8794185
IPR2019-01550 Not Instituted – Procedural Uniloc 2017 LLC [Fortress] Ericsson, Inc. 7016676
Ericsson Inc. (“Ericsson”)
IPR2019-01546 Not Instituted – Procedural Evalve, Inc. Edwards LifeSciences Corp. 7736388
Edwards Lifesciences LLC
IPR2019-01580 Not Instituted – Procedural Kymab Ltd., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1E+07
IPR2019-01569 Not Instituted – Procedural True Spec Golf LLC, Club Champion LCC, 8046899
IPR2019-01579 Not Instituted – Procedural Kymab Ltd., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 9447177
IPR2019-01505 Instituted Allergan Industrie SAS Prollenium US Inc. 8450475
IPR2019-01603 Instituted All American Lithium LLC Energy Source Minerals, LLC 9644126
Energysource Minerals, LLC
IPR2019-01575 Instituted Dareltech, LLC Samsung 9075612
IPR2019-01583 Instituted Masimo Corporation Perma Pure LLC 9861298
Masimo Corp.
Maismo Corporation
IPR2019-01618 Instituted Quest Diagnostics Investments LLC Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings 7972868
IPR2019-01624 Instituted EarthStone International LLC Runway Safe Group AB 9637246
IPR2019-01508 Instituted Allergan Industrie SAS Prollenium US Inc. 9238013
IPR2019-01655 Instituted Synkloud Technologies, LLC [former Blackbird] Unified Patents, LLC 9098526
IPR2019-01602 Instituted All American Lithium LLC Energy Source Minerals, LLC 9650555
Energysource Minerals, LLC
IPR2019-01509 Instituted Allergan Industrie SAS Prollenium US Inc. 9358322
IPR2019-01528 Instituted Dareltech, LLC Samsung 8717328
IPR2019-01529 Instituted Dareltech, LLC Samsung 8593427
IPR2019-01516 Instituted Mimzi, LLC Microsoft Corporation 9128981
Google LLC
Asustek Computer, Inc.
Acer Incorporated
HTC Corporation
IPR2020-00006 Instituted AVInnov LLC Unified Patents, LLC 7173177
Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. [former IV]
PGR2019-00062 Instituted Medy-Tox, Inc. Galderma SA 1E+07
Galderma Laboratories Inc.
Galderma Laboratories LP
Galderma Research & Development SNC
Nestle Skin Health, Inc.
et al.
IPR2019-01617 Instituted Allergan Industrie SAS Prollenium US Inc. 8822676
Allergen Industrie, SAS
IPR2018-01336 Final Written Decision Gupta et al. Intel Corporation 8838949
Qualcomm, Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
IPR2018-01657 Final Written Decision Hera Wireless S.A. [Fineur International S.A.] Intel Corporation 9270024
IPR2018-01732 Final Written Decision Hera Wireless S.A. [Fineur International S.A.] Ruckus Wireless, Inc. 9270024
Belkin International, Inc.
Netgear, Inc.
Arthrex, Inc.
Roku, Inc.
et al.
IPR2018-01452 Final Written Decision Qualcomm, Inc. Apple Inc. 7834591
PGR2018-00098 Final Written Decision Forma Therapeutics, Inc. Hybrigenics SA 9840491
IPR2018-01335 Final Written Decision Gupta et al. Intel Corporation 8838949
Qualcomm, Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
IPR2018-01283 Final Written Decision Qualcomm, Inc. Apple Inc. 7834591
IPR2018-01334 Final Written Decision Gupta et al. Intel Corporation 8838949
Qualcomm, Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
IPR2018-01512 Final Written Decision Centripetal Networks, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. 9565213
IPR2019-00990 Settlement Craig T. Yehle MCP IP, LLC 7305979
IPR2020-00211 Settlement Richell USA, Inc. Cinmar, LLC 7739983
Frontgate Marketing, Inc.
IPR2019-01592 Settlement Super Interconnect Technologies LLC [Acacia] Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. 7627044
IPR2019-01591 Settlement Super Interconnect Technologies LLC [Acacia] Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. 7158593
IPR2019-01590 Settlement Super Interconnect Technologies LLC [Acacia] Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. 6463092
IPR2019-01013 Settlement Craig T. Yehle MCP IP, LLC 7770568
IPR2020-00212 Settlement Richell USA, Inc. Cinmar, LLC 8230816
Frontgate Marketing, Inc.
IPR2020-00210 Settlement Richell USA, Inc. Cinmar, LLC 7568449
Frontgate Marketing, Inc.

District Court (72)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
4:20-cv-00226 Filed Akoloutheo, LLC Informatica Corp. 7426730
1:20-cv-00381 Filed Aether Therapeutics, Inc. Nektar Therapeutics, LLC 6713488
AstraZeneca 8748448
Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc. 8883817
9061024
6:20-cv-00199 Filed Huawei Investment & Holding Co, Ltd. Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 8200224
WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [likely Coast Asset Management, Juniper Capital Partners, Uniloc Founder Craig Etchygoyen] Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
1:20-cv-00392 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC [Rothschild] Deezer, Inc. 8856221
1:20-cv-00394 Filed Genentech, Inc. Fresenius Kabi 9126931
F. Hoffmann–La Roche Ltd FRESENIUS KABI ONCOLOGY, LTD. 9440922
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA 9365514
1E+07
1:20-cv-00396 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC [Rothschild] Project Panther US, LLC dba Tidal 8856221
6:20-cv-00200 Filed Kerr Machine Co. Vulcan Industrial Holdings, LLC 1.1E+07
3:20-cv-01996 Filed Quad City Patent, LLC Zoosk, Inc. 7272575
6:20-cv-00204 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
6:20-cv-00205 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
2:20-cv-00077 Filed Capella Photonics, Inc. Tellabs Inc. RE47905
Infinera Corp. RE47906
Coriant
Coriant America, Inc.
Tellabs
1:20-cv-00365 Filed Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1E+07
1.1E+07
6:20-cv-00192 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7515546
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
Huawei Device Co. Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
8:20-cv-00543 Filed Sipco [Glocom, Inc.] TP-Link USA Corp. 7103511
7697492
6914893
7263073
8924587
8924588
8964708
2:20-cv-00080 Filed Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC [Acacia] TCL Corp. 7218923
TCL Electronics Holdings, Ltd.
3:20-cv-50109 Filed Putco Incorporated Carjamz Com Inc. 9243796
9995473
1:20-cv-10543 Filed Biogen., Inc. Creative Biolabs, Inc. 8906367
University of Zurich
1:20-cv-00391 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC [Rothschild] AMC Premiere, LLC 8856221
1:20-cv-00397 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC [Rothschild] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. 8856221
2:20-cv-03068 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. Cadila Healthcare RE44733
Organon USA, Inc.
2:20-cv-00084 Filed Supercell Oy GREE, Inc. 9636583
9770659
9597594
9604137
9956481
9795873
9968843
9457273
2:20-cv-03112 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. ASPIRO PHARMA, LTD. RE44733
Organon USA, Inc. 6949527
6:20-cv-00203 Filed kajeet, Inc. Lightspeed Solutions, LLC
6:20-cv-00208 Filed Commstech LLC [Ni, Wang, & Massand, PLLC] Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
2:20-cv-02522 Filed American Latex Corp. Health Devices Corp. 8915835
Doc Johnson Enterprises
Ronald A. Braverman
Does
GAMELINK INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
2:20-cv-00076 Filed Capella Photonics, Inc. Fujitsu RE47905
RE47906
6:20-cv-00189 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7095713
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
Huawei Device Co. Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
6:20-cv-00190 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7487240
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
Huawei Device Co. Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
2:20-cv-00079 Filed Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC [Acacia] One Plus Technology Co., Ltd. 7218923
2:20-cv-02909 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories RE44733
Organon USA, Inc.
3:20-cv-00494 Filed U-Blox America, Inc Sisvel International S.A. 7433698
U-Blox AG 3G Licensing S.A. 8364196
U-Blox San Diego, Inc. Sisvel US, Inc.
1:20-cv-00702 Filed Capella Photonics, Inc. Atlantis Silverworks, Inc. RE47905
RE47906
6:20-cv-00194 Filed Netlist, Inc. SK Hynix 8489837
9858218
2:20-cv-00181 Filed Engineered Roof De-Icing VALIN 8607509
6:20-cv-00197 Filed Eureka Database Solutions, LLC [Dominion Harbor] Nexidia, Inc. 6173287
6311189
6332144
1:20-cv-01870 Filed Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC Mediamath, Inc. 6301619
1:20-cv-00395 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC [Rothschild] LiveXLive Media, Inc. 8856221
2:20-cv-03072 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. USV PRIVATE, LTD. RE44733
Organon USA, Inc.
6:20-cv-00201 Filed PROVEN NETWORKS, LLC DELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., DELL, INC. EMC CORP.
4:20-cv-00230 Filed Symbology Innovations, LLC [Rothschild] Blackbaud, Inc. 8424752
1:20-cv-10564 Filed SynKloud Technologies, LLC [former Blackbird] Nuance Communications Corp. RE44248
3:20-cv-01843 Filed Software Research Progress Software Corp. 7757175
Telerik, Inc. 8327271
8392890
8495585
8650493
8984491
1E+07
1:20-cv-00371 Filed Finjan, Inc. Trustwave Holdings, Inc. 8141154
Singapore Telecommunications, Ltd.
3:20-cv-02909 Filed Organon USA, Inc. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories RE44733
Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V.
6:20-cv-00191 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7508755
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
Huawei Device Co. Ltd. f/k/a Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
1:20-cv-01833 Filed Illinois Tool Works Inc. Chicago Laminating, Inc. 7544266
1:20-cv-01840 Filed Putco Incorporated Carjamz Com Inc. 9243796
9995473
2:20-cv-02892 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. Fresenius Kabi RE44733
Organon USA, Inc. FRESENIUS KABI ONCOLOGY, LTD.
5:20-cv-00242 Filed IP Co., LLC Jasco Products Co. 6044062
2:20-cv-03007 Filed Organon USA, Inc. Sun Pharmaceutical RE44733
Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V.
6:20-cv-00198 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7872973
Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
1:20-cv-00294 Filed PROVEN NETWORKS, LLC [Former Provenance Asset Group patents] DELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., DELL, INC. EMC CORP.
6:20-cv-00202 Filed PROVEN NETWORKS, LLC [Former Provenance Asset Group patents] emc 8018852
Dell Technologies 8165024
7450507
8812454
1:20-cv-03102 Filed Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Aurobindo Pharma, Ltd. 7943582
Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. 8513202
Janssen Research and Development, LLC
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Cilag GMBH International
6:20-cv-00209 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
1:20-cv-00315 Filed BillingNetwork, Inc. Cyfluent, Inc.
2:20-cv-00428 Filed National Products Corp. Innovative Intelligent Products, LLC d/b/a GPS Lockbox
3:20-cv-01858 Filed Cisco Systems, Inc. Capella Photonics, Inc. RE47905
RE47906
3:20-cv-02904 Filed Braintree Laboratories, Inc. Alkem Laboratories Limited 6946149
Ascend Laboratories LLC
5:20-cv-00554 Filed Char-Broil, LLC Nextgrill Industries, Inc. 6279566
5:20-cv-00558 Filed Fortress Iron, LP Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. 1.1E+07
2:20-cv-00078 Filed Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC [Acacia] HMD Global OY 7218923
2:20-cv-02964 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. FISIOPHARMA S.R.L. RE44733
Organon USA, Inc.
2:20-cv-00081 Filed Alexsam, Inc. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co. 6000608
CIGNA Corp.
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
2:20-cv-00082 Filed Alexsam, Inc. UMB Bank NA 6000608
UMB Financial Corp.
3:20-cv-00302 Filed Rapiscan Systems, Inc. SureScan Corp. 1.1E+07
SureScan International Sales Corp. 8223919
9046465
8451974
9158030
8428217
3:20-cv-00667 Filed Victaulic Co. Titus Group, Inc. 7086131
7712796
6:20-cv-00196 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC [see above] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7860512
Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co.
Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
1:20-cv-00393 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC [Rothschild]
3:20-cv-01994 Filed California Beach Co., LLC Shopify, Inc. D862913
Exqline, Inc. D864333
2:20-cv-03117 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. LEK PHARMACEUTICALS D.D. RE44733
Organon USA, Inc. SANDOZ
3:20-cv-03106 Filed Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Aurobindo Pharma, Ltd. 7943788
Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. 8222219
Janssen Research and Development, LLC 8785403
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Cilag GMBH International

The Author

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud is Chief IP Counsel at Unified Patents, LLC, where he manages a growing team of talented, diverse attorneys and oversees a docket of administrative challenges, appeals, licensing, and district court work in addition to IP, administrative, amicus, policy, marketing, and corporate matters.

Prior to Unified he was a patent litigator for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, and a former medical devices patent examiner at the USPTO. He earned his J.D. with honors from the American University Washington College of Law; his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University; and his M.A. in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California. He enjoys teaching, writing, and speaking on patent and administrative law.

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There are currently 5 Comments comments.

  1. Pro Se March 25, 2020 4:25 pm

    This article point out a good reason why Big Pharma may have reservations about investing in new pandemic cures, because there’s just no security in hold on to a patent asset that won’t be endlessly challenged to invalidate it.

    Any Big Pharma company working on emergency vaccines are having their legal departments hand them this PTAB analysis… the U.S. must know their unpredictable state of patents is making it harder on medicine manufactures to invest and discover.

  2. Pro Say March 25, 2020 10:50 pm

    History will one day record that the blood of more than one million Americans was on the hands of the men and women of Congress . . . because they were unwilling to restore full, unconditional patentability to all areas of innovation, including medical diagnostic innovations (which do today — and will even more so in the future involve computers and the Internet — including telemedicine and telediagnostics).

    . . . as well as on the hands of Facebook, Google, Apple, and the hands of all other members of Big Tech — and their henchmen lobbyists — who are fighting tooth and nail against any such innovation restoration.

    Bloody hands all.

  3. Model 101 March 26, 2020 3:39 pm

    Pro Say

    You forgot Microsoft.

    Gates Is commenting on the Covid 19 issue regularly.

    While Microsoft gets away with massive infringement.

    Please put them on the bloody hands list at the top.

  4. Mark Syman March 26, 2020 4:01 pm

    No one from Unified Patents should be on IPwatchdog. Unified Patents is part of the group who seek to destroy patent enforcement.

  5. Anon March 26, 2020 5:21 pm

    Mr. Syman @4,

    I beg to differ. And if you have been paying attention, you know that I am one of the strongest Pro-patent advocates in the blogosphere.

    One may fully rebuff Mr. Stroud (in or out of his role with Unified Patents), but only taking in articles from sources you like and agree with is a surefire way to a LACK of critical thinking.

    Feel free to disagree with posts. Feel free to provide counter points. Heck, even be free with pejoratives to an organization whose business model is based on the ruination of strong patent rights. But do so intelligently and not by a mob-style ‘no voice for you.’