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Podcast: IP(DC): Patent Battles – New Patent Initiatives On The Hill & Notable CAFC/SCOTUS Decisions
Matt and Scott also discuss the recently proposed Term Act, which seeks to limit patent term for some Bio/Pharma patents as well as notable decisions of the Federal Circuit and SCOTUS.
United States
2 Jul 2019
Federal Circuit Confirms That State Sovereign Immunity, Like Tribal Immunity, Cannot Shield Patents From AIA Patent Challenges
On June 14 the Federal Circuit further clarified that sovereign immunity cannot be used to shield a patent from having its validity challenged in inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial
United States
1 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Holds That The Government Is Not A "Person" With Standing To Bring AIA Post-Grant Patent Challenges
The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created three new post-grant patent review proceedings, generally making them available to any "person" who is not the patent owner
United States
21 Jun 2019
UK Home Office Ramps Up Modern Slavery Statement Expectations – Recent Developments And Compliance Recommendations For Multinationals
Over the last month, the UK Home Office has sent letters to more than 17,000 companies that it believes are required to publish an annual statement under the UK Modern Slavery Act.
United States
15 Nov 2018
Tribal Sovereign Immunity Denied, Will State Immunity Hold At The PTAB?
Last Friday, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board's denial of tribal sovereign immunity as a patent owner defense to an AIA trial challenge.
United States
24 Jul 2018
PTAB's Sovereign Power Superior To State/Tribes
In advance of the upcoming hearing, the U.S. Dept. of Justice has filed its amicus brief supporting the agency's decision to deny immunity.
United States
18 May 2018
Patent Legislation Update: New Version Of The STRONGER Patents Act, And Proposed Abrogation Of Sovereign Immunity
Last June, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and several co-sponsors introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation's Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2017 ...
United States
27 Mar 2018
Senate Moves To Strip PTAB Sovereign Immunity Defenses
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) along with Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), David Perdue (R-Georgia) introduced...
United States
12 Mar 2018
Mohawk Tribe Seeks Discovery/FOIA On PTAB Expanded Panel Process
As I pointed out before the holidays, given the practical need to litigate patents in today's monetization environment, the Board's litigation waiver decision in Ericsson v. Regents of the University of Minnesota ...
United States
3 Jan 2018
Sovereign Immunity Begins To Unravel At PTAB
State-affiliated entities enjoy immunity from suit in federal courts under the 11th amendment.
United States
20 Dec 2017
PTAB Invites Amicus Input On Sovereign Immunity Dispute
Previously I explained that the 7th amendment argument in Oil States and the 11th amendment argument for sovereign immunity from the PTAB are both tied to the same basic, threshold premise ...
United States
7 Nov 2017
Sovereign Immunity At The PTAB A Temporary Phenomena?
In Oil States, the "trial argument" is made to distinguish IPR proceedings from patent reexamination.
United States
14 Sep 2017
Implications Of The Argentina Debt Litigation For Foreign Sovereign Immunity
Foreign sovereigns have long assumed that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act provides them with substantial protection against litigants in U.S. courts.
United States
31 Jul 2014
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