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Alert - August 07, 2018

On July 27, 2018, the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, rejected the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“PTO’s”) argument that, following their successful defense of an examiner’s rejection...

Alert - July 24, 2018

On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, No. 2018-1638, holding that tribal sovereign...

Alert - July 23, 2018

On July 13, 2018, a bipartisan bill was reintroduced that targets frivolous patent infringement demand letters and punishes the senders with a fine of up to $5,000,000...

Alert - June 25, 2018

On June 22, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011 (2018), in which it held that a patent owner may recover foreign lost profits under 35 U.S.C. §§ 271(f)(2) and 284, expanding the scope of damages available under the Patent Act.

Alert - June 05, 2018

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates data protection and privacy for all European Union citizens, took effect.  The regulation has wide reaching impact, applying to companies processing and storing data of any individual in the European Union, regardless of...

Alert - May 30, 2018

In Praxair Distribution, Inc. v. Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP LTD. (Fed. Cir. 2018), the Federal Circuit agreed with the PTAB's application of the printed matter doctrine, which extended the doctrine to claim limitations involving mental steps...

Alert - May 14, 2018

After the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision reaffirmed 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) to be “the sole and exclusive provision controlling venue in patent infringement actions,” one important question remained as to whether foreign defendants (especially foreign corporations) in a patent case may invoke that provision to challenge venue...

Alert - May 11, 2018

On May 9, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued...