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Alert - December 04, 2017

On November 14, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a rule on “Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017.” (82 FR 52780) This rule includes fee adjustments that take effect on January 16, 2018...

Alert - November 29, 2017

On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, Civ. No. 16-712...  

Alert - November 16, 2017

On November 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision that could provide opportunities for defendants in pending patent litigation to file motions to change venue even in cases in which opportunities previously had passed for filing such motions...

Alert - November 08, 2017

In Mastermine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., Appeal 16-2465, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 21479 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 30, 2017) the Federal Circuit reversed the District Court’s finding of indefiniteness...

Alert - November 01, 2017

Recent changes to the U.S. Copyright Office’s rules relating to the safe harbor provisions of §512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) will soon require internet service providers to take proactive steps in order to maintain the protections afforded under the Act.  17 U.S.C. § 512...

Alert - October 23, 2017

In reversing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Federal Circuit recently held that certain claims of a patent granted to Fast Felt Corp...

Alert - October 06, 2017

Those who were hoping for a clear standard to emerge as a result of the Federal Circuit’s grant of en banc review on the issue of burdens of proof for motions to amend in post-grant proceedings under the American Invents Act (“AIA”) may be disappointed by Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2015-1177, which issued October 4, 2017...

Alert - October 04, 2017

In affirming a District Court vacatur of a jury verdict of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, the Federal Circuit held that patent owner Dr. Jang failed to prove that his equivalents theory did not ensnare the prior art...

Alert - September 13, 2017

Under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e), a final written decision in an inter partes review (“IPR”) by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) results in estoppel of certain actions by the petitioner...