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Podcast: SaMD Series: What Should Life Sciences Companies Know?
Software as a Medical Device – also referred to as SaMD – is one of the fastest growing innovations in the medical device industry.
United States
21 Aug 2018
The Short-Lived Ailment of Poisonous Divisionals
After four years of the European Patent Office (EPO) ruling that a parent application can lack novelty over its divisional application, and vice versa, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA)...
European Union
31 Mar 2017
Federal Circuit Trends Of 2016
Join us as we review what has been an exciting year at the Federal Circuit and help ring in 2017 with a New Year's reception at Finnegan's Boston office on Wednesday...
United States
13 Jan 2017
Section 112 Again Shows Teeth
In Advanced Ground Information Systems, Inc. v. Life360, Inc., No. 2015-1732 (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016), the Federal Circuit continued in the vein of Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC...
United States
14 Oct 2016
The Federal Circuit Affirms: It's OK To Be Wired At A Coffee Shop
When undertaking a patent infringement analysis, a patent owner's first task is to construe the claims.
United States
8 Jul 2016
Means Plus Function Claiming: What Does It Mean To Be A Means, When Are Means Means, And Other Meaningful Questions
The concepts of indefiniteness and functional language have been entangled for a very long time.
United States
29 Apr 2016
Cuozzo And Dome Patent: Unpacking Claim Construction Standards And Burdens Of Proof In Patentability And Validity Analyses
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the patent case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, an appeal of the Federal Circuit decision In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC.
United States
26 Feb 2016
Only A True Divisional Can Enter The Safe Harbor Of 35 U.S.C. § 121: G.D. Searle LLC V. Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
For centuries, alchemists attempted to transform base metals such as lead into gold. Their success against the laws of nature laid out of their reach, but one has to admire the creativity and determination of their efforts.
United States
19 Nov 2015
Rule Review - Only A True Divisional Can Enter The Safe Harbor Of 35 U.S.C. § 121
For centuries, alchemists attempted to transform base metals such as lead into gold.
United States
12 Oct 2015
A Change In What "Means" Means: The En Banc Federal Circuit Reverses Itself
The patent owner conceded that the district court's construction rendered the relevant claims invalid as indefinite, and stipulated to final judgment, followed by an appeal.
United States
4 Jul 2015
A Mix-Up On Appeal: The Prior Art’s Principle Of Operation Or Intended Purpose Matters In Obviousness Analysis
In the quest to invalidate patent claims, many patent practitioners have found themselves in possession of a base reference requiring the change of an element or two from a teaching reference...
United States
23 Mar 2015
Means-Plus-Function Claims Require Disclosure Of Means
The Federal Circuit considered whether certain claim elements should be interpreted as means-plus-function terms under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6.
United States
2 Dec 2014
The Saga Of Patent Eligibility Of Business Methods Continues In SmartGene v. ABL
We reported in the last edition that the U.S. Supreme Court had agreed to consider a case regarding patent-eligible subject matter.
United States
25 Mar 2014
Rule Review
Patent applicants are entitled to fair treatment by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), a federal law that governs how administrative agencies are permitted to take certain actions.
United States
4 Feb 2014
Supreme Court News
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on January 10, 2014, to hear a patent case involving indefiniteness of claim language, the first case to reach the high court on this issue in decades.
United States
4 Feb 2014
New Simpler And Easier PPH Formalities
The new Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot is the next step in an effort to harmonize and simplify the PPH platform.
United States
4 Feb 2014
At The Federal Circuit: Patent Eligibility Of Business Methods After CLS Bank
The highly anticipated en banc decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., No. 2011-1301, did little to clarify the boundaries of patent eligibility for U.S. applicants, but the per curiam decision provided interesting clues to how individual Federal Circuit judges view the question.
United States
27 Jun 2013
Patent Standards And Investment In Alternative Energy
Patents are, at the slight risk of overstatement, part of the engine that powers our nation’s economic growth.
United States
13 Mar 2008
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