Posts Tagged: Guest Contributor


Facebook v. Windy City Settles It: The CAFC Does Not Care About the PTAB’s Opinions

The Supreme Court in SAS (SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu) was quite clear that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) has to follow the …
By Brad Close
2 days ago 11

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

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 …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 days ago 5

Sanofi Decision Presents Opportunities to Clear the Patent Thicket for Generic Pharmaceuticals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has made brand companies think twice about creating patent thickets in the Orange Book by resuscitating an …
By Joel Wallace & Jason Harp
3 days ago 2

The IP Bar Weighs in on CAFC Denial of Arthrex Rehearing

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied rehearing en banc in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew. Five of the 12 Federal Circuit judges wrote …
By Eileen McDermott
4 days ago 3

Death at a Funeral – or Birth? Why the German Court’s Decision on the UPC May Not be the End

n Friday, March 20, the German Constitutional Court (“Bundesverfassungsgericht”, “BverfG”) declared Germany’s approval legislation of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) unconstitutional. Those who have …
By Christian Liedtke
4 days ago 1

Supreme Court Says State of North Carolina is No Copyright Pirate in Blackbeard Ruling

Blackbeard and his band of pirates pillaged and plundered up and down North Carolina’s Outer Banks more than 300 years ago, inspiring stories (both true and fictional) …
By Kristin Lamb
5 days ago 3

Navigating Court and USPTO Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tips for Practitioners and Litigants

In the past week, the COVID-19 pandemic has led courts across the country to close buildings, postpone hearings, adjust filing rules, and revamp their typical approach to …

Stopping Cyber-Fakes: A Guide to the SHOP SAFE Act 2020

Online shopping has become a huge part of our everyday lives. In fact, 15% of all 2020 retail sales are projected to take place online. Unfortunately, despite their convenience, …
By Brett Heavner
5 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Uptick Despite COVID-19, Theranos Patents Reemerge

With Coronavirus delaying prosecution, preventing courts from empaneling juries, and keeping attorneys home with the kids, you would think filings would have dropped; instead, we saw a …
By Jonathan Stroud
10 days ago 0

Protecting Contracts in the Age of COVID-19: ‘Material Adverse Change’ Clauses

As outside general counsel to over 150 emerging growth companies in recent years, as well as to their venture capital and growth equity investors, and as someone who …
By Louis Lehot
10 days ago 3

How TikTok Used Blockchain to Defeat Copyright Infringement

Having attained the title of the world’s second-largest economy, along with a constant influx of innovative companies and massive breakthroughs in digital development, China - often …
By Matej Michalko
11 days ago 6

Net Neutrality: How Recent Developments Could Affect Content Companies and Other IP-Intensive Businesses 

Net neutrality provides that all ISPs should provide equal access to content, at an equal speed, without discrimination against particular sources, thereby preventing broadband providers from blocking, …

Federal Circuit Affirms Board Finding That Customedia Patents Are Directed to an Abstract Idea

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled on a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) Covered Business Method (CBM) Decision, affirming the …

How the ‘Davids’ of the World Can Effectively Manage Their Companies’ Intellectual Property

I have often thought of the patent process as being like the car wash near my house – where you pull up to the entrance, to the point …
By Philip Goldman
14 days ago 25

Patent Filings Roundup: Supercell Locked in Dispute with Gree, Vudu Fends off Uniloc, BASF PGRs Ingevity Patents

Every week, Unified Patents compiles all Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and district court filings, lists them, and releases them daily to subscribers. Each Wednesday, IP …
By Jonathan Stroud
17 days ago 3