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How to Prepare and Prosecute Patents in Light of the USPTO’s Post-Alice Focus on Eligibility

Since the issuance by the United States Supreme Court of its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. 208, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), the United …
By Robert Levy
9 days ago 18

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 29: China Pledges ‘Social Satisfaction’ on IP Protection and Nominates Candidate to Head WIPO

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit issues precedential decisions regarding its authority to remand to the PTAB, patent prosecution history estoppel and expert testimony …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 1

This Thanksgiving: What Is the IP Community Thankful For?

This year has included many twists and turns for IP stakeholders, particularly on the patent side. Most recently, the Federal Circuit’s decision in Arthrex has called …
By Eileen McDermott
12 days ago 10

Unitaid’s Contradictory Approach to IP Rights Risks Progress

Founded in 2006 by the governments of France, the United Kingdom and several others, and financed by a combination of a tax on airline tickets and government grants, …
By Philip Stevens
13 days ago 1

CAFC Reverses PTAB Obviousness Finding as Unsupported by Substantial Evidence

On November 23, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) ruling in a pair of inter partes …
By Randy Nguyen
13 days ago 2

Don’t Undermine U.S. Innovation While Standing Up to China

One of the few areas of bipartisan agreement in Washington is that it's time to respond to Chinese economic and military aggression. The need is underscored by …
By Joseph Allen
14 days ago 12

Federal Circuit Tackles Analogous Art Arguments

In Airbus S.A.S v. Firepass Corporation, Appeal 2019-1803 (November 8, 2019), Airbus appealed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB’s) reversal of the examiner's rejection of …
By Kim Jordahl
14 days ago 3

Professors Expand Upon Proposals to Senate IP Subcommittee for Improving Patent Quality

On October 30, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property heard from five witnesses on ways to improve patent quality at the United States Patent and …
By Nancy Braman
14 days ago 3

U.S. Government Patent Enforcement: A Ripple or a Coming Tempest?

In most respects, the widely reported patent complaint recently filed against Gilead is perfectly ordinary. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District …

CAFC Upholds PTAB Decision on Time-Bar and Obviousness of Gaming Patent Claims

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reviewed an appeal of the PTAB's final decision that Game and Technology Co. Ltd.…
By Butch Laker
15 days ago 1

Finnavations v. Payoneer: A Case Study Into a Broken Patent System

If you innovate and invest more than $10,000 to obtain patent protection on your idea, do you trust a government-issued patent to be a valid one?  And if …
By Gau Bodepudi
15 days ago 25

Mayo Responds to Athena’s High Court Petition: Nothing to Do Here, SCOTUS

Mayo Collaborative Services has filed its brief in opposition to Athena Diagnostics’ petition to the Supreme Court in early October asking the justices to weigh in on …
By IPWatchdog
16 days ago 2

Artificial Intelligence Will Help to Solve the USPTO’s Patent Quality Problem

About a month ago, Steve Brachmann authored an article concerned with a brief given to Capitol Hill staff by Professors Frakes and Wasserman. The article highlighted fundamental, …
By Udi Cohen
17 days ago 20

Other Barks & Bites: USPTO Updates AIA Trial Practice Guide, VoIP-Pal Beats Four Apple IPR Petitions, and China is Top Filer of Blockchain Patents

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues an updated AIA Trial Practice Guide following SAS Institute v. Iancu; the AM-FM …
By IPWatchdog
18 days ago 0

Celgene Corp. v. Peter: Should the Federal Circuit Leave PTAB ‘Patent Takings’ Issue for Another Day?

Nearly four months ago, the Federal Circuit for the first time addressed the applicability of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment to IPRs, holding in Celgene …