FTO Opinions and Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages After Halo

Oct 7, 2016 By: Eric M. Lee

This blog post addresses the history and future of patent opinion practice in view of the US Supreme Court’s Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. decision.

Today in 1980: The Supreme Court allows the first patent of a genetically-modified organism

Jun 16, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 16, 1980, the Supreme Court ruled in Diamond v. Chakrabarty that genetically-modified organisms are patentable, allowing for today’s widespread GMO use.

The “Patent or Padlock Dilemma”: Factors in choosing between patent and trade secret protection

Mar 2, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

The utility of patent protection must be analyzed in light of potential alternatives such as copyright or trade secret protection.

Carnegie Mellon University Wins All-Time Biggest Computer Patent Settlement

Feb 29, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Carnegie Mellon University recently settled its patent infringement lawsuits against Marvel Technology for a payment of $750 million.

Federal Circuit Extends Prohibition on Reviewing PTAB Decisions to Institute IPR

Feb 25, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals held review of a decision by the PTAB to institute inter partes review (IPR) is prohibited even after a final decision.

Supreme Court issues new guidance on software patents

Dec 30, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank addressed the process that patent examiners should follow when confronted with business methods and software applications

PTAB Decisions Following Alice

Dec 9, 2014 By: Marissa Bartolucci

In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank Intern., that the abstract idea of an intermediated settlement was not patentable

Expert Q&A on Biosimilar Patent Litigation under the BPCIA

Dec 8, 2014 By: Kevin E. Noonan

An expert Q&A with Kevin E. Noonan of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP on the key features of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009

Universities Pursue Aggressive Patent Enforcement Strategy

Dec 8, 2014 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

University patent portfolios are now widely viewed as important sources of cash necessary to support university operations.

Supreme Court Issues a New Ruling on Subject Matter Eligibility

Jun 27, 2014 By: Henry Teegarden

Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Intern. dealt with patents directed to methods and systems for using a computer system to lessen the settlement risk of financial instrument trades

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