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Comparative Legal Guide, Intellectual Property
In this Q&A, Finnegan attorneys Brian Kacedon, Adriana Burgy, Marcus Childress, Samhitha Medatia, and Christina Yang provide an overview of intellectual property laws and regulations
United States
3 Oct 2019
Title Amendment: Design Patent Limitation?
Curver originally applied for a design patent directed to an overlapping "Y"-shaped pattern for "Furniture (part of-)."
United States
23 Sep 2019
Having Your Cake And Eating It Too: Considerations From Broad Claims Without Back-Up Narrow Claims
In an inter partes review Final Written Decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found all challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,881,745 unpatentable as anticipated or obvious.
United States
8 Aug 2019
Reclaiming Their Time: Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) And Patent Term Extension (PTE) Post Supernus, Novartis I, And Novartis II
Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) and Patent Term Extension (PTE) compensate a patent applicant for delays that occur during patent prosecution.
United States
26 Jul 2019
The Amazing Story Of The Unsinkable Claim 8: How Many Lives Does A Patent Claim Have?
Decision: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Research Corporation Technologies, Inc., 914 F.3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2019) (LOURIE, Bryson, Wallach)
United States
19 Jul 2019
When Is A Broken Record Not A Broken Record?
Background: Indivior UK Limited ("Patent Owner") owns U.S. Patent No. 9,687,454 B2 ("the '454 patent"). The '454 patent relates to "self-supporting film dosage forms
United States
19 Jul 2019
Double The Trouble: Lack Of Priority Opens The Door To Unpatentability In An IPR Proceeding
Decision: Dr. Reddy's Labs. S.A. v. Invidior UK Ltd., IPR2019-00329, Paper 21 (P.T.A.B. June 3, 2019)
United States
19 Jul 2019
AIA Supplemental Examination Nuts And Bolts: Get It In Your Toolbox And Don't Leave Home Without It!
Effective September 16, 2012, the America Invents Act allows a patent owner to request Supplemental Examination of a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"). Supplemental Examination
United States
18 Jun 2019
Smarmy Behavior Not Enough For Walker Process Fraud
Decision: Xitronix Corp. v. KLA-Tencor Corp., No. A-14-CA-01113-SS, 2016 WL 7626575 (W.D. Tex. Aug. 26, 2016), aff'd Rule 36, No. 16-2746 (Fed. Cir. May 23, 2019)
United States
17 Jun 2019
Conjunctively Disjunctive
A series of recent cases teach an important lesson about claim language: simple terms may be construed based on the context in which they appear – even if different from their ordinary meaning.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Draft Bill Released To Reform Section 101 Of The Patent Act
Congress continues to discuss the patent eligibility requirements; on May 22, 2019, a bipartisan, bicameral bill was proposed which could redefine what kinds of inventions may be patented.
United States
10 Jun 2019
Ride The Wave: Series Of Cases Show Favorable Seas
From 35,000 feet, a series of Federal Circuit and PTAB decisions written about in this blog may show favorable times of which patent owners should take note and try to leverage as much as possible.
United States
11 Mar 2019
CAFC Affirms Public Use And On-Sale Bars Only Apply Where The Invention Is Ready For Patenting In Divided Opinion In Barry v. Medtronic
In Barry v. Medtronic, Inc., No. 17-2463 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 24, 2019), the CAFC majority affirmed the district court's findings that Dr. Barry's system and method claims were not invalid
United States
4 Mar 2019
Supernus Wins PTA Battle
Decision: Supernus v. Iancu, --F.3d__, 2019 WL 286925 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2019)
United States
30 Jan 2019
Five Most Popular Prosecution First Blog Posts From 2018
With 2019 in full swing, we are looking back! We culminated our five most popular posts from 2018 on Finnegan's Prosecution First blog.
United States
30 Jan 2019
New Year, New Section 101 Guidance: Welcome 2019!
Even during a partial government shutdown, the USPTO provided us with a gift for the New Year!
United States
11 Jan 2019
Inherency And Obviousness
This case provides an example of the use of inherency in an obviousness determination. That is, the Northern District Court of Illinois found that claim 6 of U.S. Pat. 8,648,106 (the '106)
United States
7 Jan 2019
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