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Spotlight On Upcoming Oral Arguments – September 2019
Chrimar sued ALE alleging that ALE's products infringed four of Chrimar's patents. The district court found that the patents were valid and awarded damages and ongoing royalties to Chrimar.
United States
2 Sep 2019
How Can A UK Witness Be Made To Testify In US Legal Proceedings?
Under the Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters ("Hague Evidence Convention")
European Union
12 Jun 2019
The Federal Circuit's Travel Sentry Case Broadens Divided Infringement Standard In A Way That Makes Method Claims More Viable In Litigation
Under this broadened standard, divided infringement may provide a viable alternative to indirect infringement.
United States
1 Oct 2018
CAFC Vacated District Court Claim Construction Relying On Alleged Prosecution Disavowal And Affirmed Indefiniteness Determination
In Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the district court's grant of summary judgment relying on an erroneous claim construction, and affirmed its indefiniteness determination.
United States
25 Sep 2018
Practice Pointer: Keeping Track Of Time
When arguing before the Federal Circuit, three lights on the podium serve as timers.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Spotlight On Upcoming Oral Arguments – August 2018
Uniloc appeals from an Eastern District of Texas decision finding the claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,556,960 invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and granting Amazon's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss.
United States
13 Aug 2018
G1/18 - A New Referral To The Enlarged Board Of Appeal
In one of his last acts as President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli has referred a question to the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning appeal fees and the interpretation
European Union
1 Aug 2018
Podcast: Rule Changes For The District Of Massachusetts
In May 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts amended its Patent Proceedings Rule – Local Rule 16.6 – in an effort to streamline and speed up patent litigation.
United States
23 Jul 2018
D. Mass. Amends Local Patent Rules
On May 24, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts amended Local Rule 16.6 - Patent Proceedings (the "Rule").
United States
4 Jun 2018
Practice Pointer: Contacting The Court
For general inquiries, contact the clerk's office at The clerk's office is in Room 401 of the Federal Circuit building, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on workdays.
United States
3 Jan 2018
Practice Pointer: How Are Judges Assigned To Federal Circuit Cases?
Many parties appearing before the Federal Circuit are unaware of how Judges are selected to preside over their disputes. Like other courts, the Federal Circuit has sought to achieve a blind allocation...
United States
4 Dec 2017
Practice Pointer: "An Absolute Plague"
You cannot retract any confidential information after you file a document publicly.
United States
8 Nov 2017
Lack Of Jurisdiction Flatlines Pulse's Appeal
The Federal Circuit in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., No. 16-2006 held that it lacked jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1295(a)(1) and 1292(c)(2) to hear an appeal from a district court's...
United States
3 Jul 2017
Examining The Examiner Interview
Compact or streamlined prosecution is in vogue in prosecution circles these days. While examiner interviews are a tried and true "old" tool in a prosecutor's tool box...
United States
15 Jun 2017
Fearing eDiscovery In The IoT Age? Let's Keep Things In Proportion
Anyone that's ever been involved in a lawsuit dreads the discovery process. In the United States, litigating parties typically must produce all relevant information that they possess...
United States
16 Nov 2016
Ninth Circuit Holds Octane Fitness's Fee-Shifting Standard Applies To The Lanham Act
The Ninth Circuit became the latest federal court of appeals to hold that the Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc...
United States
9 Nov 2016
Recovering Attorneys' Fees For AIA Proceedings
The U.S. Supreme Court recently confronted the ever-increasing concerns regarding frivolous patent infringement suits by clarifying the requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 285, the fee-shifting statute...
United States
4 Jul 2016
TTAB Grants Opposer Leave To File A Sur-Rebuttal Expert Report
The TTAB has issued a precedential decision holding that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may allow a party to file a sur-rebuttal expert report in a trademark opposition under certain circumstances.
United States
17 Jun 2016
What You Should Know About The New PTAB Rules
On April 1, 2016, in response to comments received on proposed rules released Aug. 20, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released amendments to the rules of practice for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
United States
18 Apr 2016
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