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By Matthew Johnson, Richard Graham Jr.
The USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has published an update to the AIA Trial Practice Guide (TPG) containing additional guidance about trial practice before the Board.
By Andy Stanton, Jayant W. Tambe, Roberto Castillo, Courtney Lyons Snyder
This review in Pennsylvania comes at a time when public pension plans across the country are facing substantial unfunded liabilities.
By Dean Griffith
As the commercial and recreational markets for drone technology continue to expand, federal and state regulators are turning their attention to rules for operators, public safety issues, and personal privacy concerns
By Jürgen Beninca, Renato Antonini, Matt Evans, Chase Kaniecki
Both transactions were prevented based on concerns of risk to public order and national security.
By Laura D. Sheldon
The United States currently significantly lags behind Europe's offshore wind power generation (which totals nearly 16,000 MW), with only one offshore wind farm in operation,
By Casey Bradford, Chris Papanicolaou, Armelle Sandrin-Deforge, Danielle M. Varnell, Jane Story
On July 9, 2018, the UK Government published "The Road to Zero," a strategy to implement measures to transition the United Kingdom toward zero-emission road transport.
By Gregory Castanias, Daniel Kazhdan, David Raimer, Emily J. Tait
On July 27, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its en banc opinion in NantKwest, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 16-1794 (Fed. Cir. July 27, 2018),
By S. Christian Platt, Michael A. Lavine
On July 26, 2018, the Silicon Valley Regional Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") hosted a Judicial Conference by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB").
By Yury Kalish Ph.D., David Maiorana
In a recent decision, the Commission overruled the ALJ to clarify, and ultimately expand, the universe of investments that complainants can use to meet the economic prong ...
By Gregory Castanias, Daniel Kazhdan
Last Friday, the Federal Circuit issued its en banc opinion in NantKwest, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 16-1794 (Fed. Cir. July 27, 2018). The Court held, by a 7-4 vote (Judge Chen, the former PTO Solicitor, was recused) ...
By J. Jason Williams, Cary Miller Ph.D.
In Apotex Inc. v. Novartis AG, IPR2017-00854, Paper 109 (Jul. 11, 2018), the PTAB held that the claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,187,405 were not unpatentable on three separate grounds.
By Yuichiro Mori, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yoshitake Masuda, Harukuni Ito, Yuki Yoshida, Kyosuke Katahira, Yusuke Hanada, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Naoto Kosuge, John Rudd
On June 8, 2018, the Act to Partially Amend the Consumer Contract Act was enacted.
By Yuichiro Mori, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yoshitake Masuda, Harukuni Ito, Yuki Yoshida, Kyosuke Katahira, Yusuke Hanada, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Naoto Kosuge, John Rudd
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership was approved on June 13, 2018, and the Amendment of the TPP Relevant Arrangement Act was enacted on June 29, 2018...
By Yuichiro Mori, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yoshitake Masuda, Harukuni Ito, Yuki Yoshida, Kyosuke Katahira, Yusuke Hanada, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Naoto Kosuge, John Rudd
Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform was enacted on June 29, 2018
By Yuichiro Mori, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yoshitake Masuda, Harukuni Ito, Yuki Yoshida, Kyosuke Katahira, Yusuke Hanada, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Naoto Kosuge, John Rudd
On June 15, 2018, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") issued the Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data ("Guidance").
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