Posts Tagged: patents


Federal Circuit Rejects St. Jude’s Challenge to Validity of Snyders’ Heart Valve Patent

On October 15, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC, affirmed an inter partes …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 day ago 0

Late-Filed Petitions Dismissed as Untimely by USPTO: No Apparent Rhyme nor Reason (Part III)

While researching the newly codified Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b), we noticed some petitions filed more than two months after the final Office action …

3D Printing: Adoptability, Assurance, IP and Consumer Concerns

Conceiving of an idea and then turning that idea into an actual end-product were two distinct processes prior to the era of 3D printing. But thanks to …

PTAB Precedential Decision Nomination Form Could Lead to More Controversial Decision-Making Outside of Informal Rulemaking

In late September, Bloomberg News reported that Scott Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), announced the introduction of a …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: Banks Targeted after CBM Expiry; Counterfeit Collections Suits on the Rise; Patent Food Fight

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings were down substantially this week, with just 16 filed, possibly given the rush to file before the fee increase probably cleared …
By Jonathan Stroud
6 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Vacates District Court’s Summary Judgment Ruling, Slamming ‘Misdirected Lawyering’

On October 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in AntennaSys, Inc. v. AQYR Technologies, Inc., vacated and remanded a decision of the …
By Rebecca Tapscott
8 days ago 1

Technical Submissions as Helpful Indicator of Standard Essential Patent Portfolio Value

While 5G technology is quite well known by many in popular culture, thanks to nearly ubiquitous television commercials, it is not the only new wireless technology that …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 2

Getting A Patent: Who Should be Named as An Inventor?

Every time a patent application is filed, we have to ask, “Who are the inventors?” It is a simple question, but the answer can be complicated. And …
By William Honaker
9 days ago 6

What Armor on WWII Planes, Honeybees and the Medici Tell Us About Innovation Strategy

Survival bias permeates today’s tech world, especially the Silicon Valley, in the celebration of failure as a sine qua non for success, almost as a virtue, …
By Matteo Sabattini
9 days ago 3

Regeneron, Pfizer and BioNTech Accused of Infringing Allele Patent in Connection with COVID-19 Technologies

Allele Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Allele) has accused Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Regeneron); Pfizer, Inc. (Pfizer); and BioNTech SE and BioNTech US, Inc. (collectively BioNTech) for allegedly infringing …
By Rebecca Tapscott
14 days ago 1

Rently Makes Section 101 Bid to High Court

Consumer 2.0, Inc. d/b/a Rently has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a U.S. Court of Appeals for …
By Eileen McDermott
14 days ago 19

‘Cannibalistic’ Nature of Intellectual Property System Discourages Novel Responses to COVID-19 Management

“The world is unaware of the cannibalistic nature of the current IP system and what it means for innovation and jobs,” Dan Brown, an award-winning inventor (40+ patents) …
By Bruce Berman
14 days ago 10

Federal Circuit Says Teva Induced Infringement of GSK Patent on Congestive Heart Failure Drug

In GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Friday reversed a district court’s motion …
By Rebecca Tapscott
15 days ago 0

Now Is the Time to Reimagine University IP Education

Higher education is undergoing a seismic transformation as a result of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Administrators and faculty around the world are quickly overhauling how they provide instruction …
By Gary Michelson, M.D.
16 days ago 2

Unified Report: No Rest for Patent Filings in a Pandemic

The Western District of Texas continues to explode in popularity with non-practicing entities (NPEs); an operating company is the most prolific filer of patent disputes in district …
By Eileen McDermott
19 days ago 0