• AIPLA CLE Webinar: Impact of SAS/Claim Construction Phillips/Discretionary Institution at the PTAB

    December 3, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)   |   1.5 CLE Credits

    This webinar will address the impacts of dramatic changes occurring at the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The PTAB has issued numerous precedential decisions, courts continue to grapple with the interplay between agency proceedings and district court litigation, and the Office continues to refine its procedures and reliance on discretionary factors in decision-making. Together, these developments create a rapidly evolving area of law. This webinar will focus on the impact of these recent changes for PTAB practitioners and district court litigators alike.
  • AIPLA CLE Webinar: Impact of SAS/Claim Construction Phillips/Discretionary Institution at the PTAB

    December 3, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)   |   1.5 CLE Credits

    This webinar will address the impacts of dramatic changes occurring at the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The PTAB has issued numerous precedential decisions, courts continue to grapple with the interplay between agency proceedings and district court litigation, and the Office continues to refine its procedures and reliance on discretionary factors in decision-making. Together, these developments create a rapidly evolving area of law. This webinar will focus on the impact of these recent changes for PTAB practitioners and district court litigators alike.

 

 

News

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    January 27, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 10, 2020, affirmed the invalidation of Genentech’s patent directed to methods of purifying antibodies, finding that the process of chilling a composition to below room temperature could be found both obvious and anticipated by a process that purified that composition at room temperature.
  • Learning-400 Apply by January 26 for USPTO Examination of Ranges Course

    January 24, 2020

    The US Patent and Trademark Office will brief users on recent examination practice and procedure guidance related to examination of ranges during its Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course Examination of Ranges on February 11, 12, or 13.
  • Nidec-400 Nidec Zooms Over Patent Infringement Claims in Fed. Cir.

    January 23, 2020

    The Federal Circuit on January 10, 2020, held that patent infringement claims against Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec Corp. were barred by a covenant not to sue, and found that the covenant was not superseded by a later agreement involving the same patent.
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    January 22, 2020

    CBS Corp. won’t have to pay a $1.3 million infringement award because a podcasting patent was invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Federal Circuit said on January 10, 2020.
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    January 20, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 9, 2020, affirmed the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’s ruling which held that a claim of Hospira’s Precedex Premix sedative was invalid for obviousness.