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US Supreme Court Limits Patent Infringement in Foreign Cases in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp
February 27, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce and Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad is not a “substantial portion of the components” sufficient to “induce”...
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Federal Circuit Clarifies Interstate Use-In-Commerce of Trademarks
November 30, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Patrick A. Quinlan
  The ability to seek federal registration for trademarks is confirmed to be very broad. A sale of a product does not have to cross state lines if the buyer is from another...
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Federal Circuit Broadens Base for Patent Eligibility in Amdocs v. Openet Telecom
November 18, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  For only the third time, eligibility upheld at “step one” of Alice test Patent eligibility decided in view of written description in patent at issue Dissent...
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Review of Patent Exhaustion by Supreme Court Likely in Impression v. Lexmark
November 2, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  Future of common law doctrine of patent exhaustion in the balance Petition for certiorari claims majority ruling renders "patent exhaustion doctrine meaningless"...
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Federal Circuit en banc Vacates Obviousness and Noninfringement of Patents in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics
October 13, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  $120M award against Samsung reinstated in latest chapter of litigation with Apple Federal Circuit en banc grant of Apple's petition "affirms [the majority'...
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Federal Circuit Cautions Not to Assume Claimed Inventions are Abstract
September 21, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Patrick A. Quinlan
  Courts must be careful to avoid oversimplifying claims during Section 101 analysis Focus on how technological process is improved   The Federal Circuit recently...
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Patent Office Establishes Pilot Program for Accelerated Review of Cancer Immunotherapy Applications
August 3, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Eric M. Balicky, Ph.D.
  USPTO establishes new pilot program for patent applications pertaining to cancer immunotherapy Qualifying applications will be granted special status and undergo accelerated...
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Supreme Court Affirms Authority of Patent Office in Inter Partes Reviews
June 29, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D. and Timothy J. Meagher
  Determination by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) whether to institute an inter partes review is final and nonappealable. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO...
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US Supreme Court Limits Patent Infringement in Foreign Cases in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp
February 27, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce and Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad is not a “substantial portion of the components” sufficient to “induce”...
More »

Federal Circuit Clarifies Interstate Use-In-Commerce of Trademarks
November 30, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Patrick A. Quinlan
  The ability to seek federal registration for trademarks is confirmed to be very broad. A sale of a product does not have to cross state lines if the buyer is from another...
More »

Federal Circuit Broadens Base for Patent Eligibility in Amdocs v. Openet Telecom
November 18, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  For only the third time, eligibility upheld at “step one” of Alice test Patent eligibility decided in view of written description in patent at issue Dissent...
More »

Review of Patent Exhaustion by Supreme Court Likely in Impression v. Lexmark
November 2, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  Future of common law doctrine of patent exhaustion in the balance Petition for certiorari claims majority ruling renders "patent exhaustion doctrine meaningless"...
More »

Federal Circuit en banc Vacates Obviousness and Noninfringement of Patents in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics
October 13, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  $120M award against Samsung reinstated in latest chapter of litigation with Apple Federal Circuit en banc grant of Apple's petition "affirms [the majority'...
More »

Federal Circuit Cautions Not to Assume Claimed Inventions are Abstract
September 21, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Patrick A. Quinlan
  Courts must be careful to avoid oversimplifying claims during Section 101 analysis Focus on how technological process is improved   The Federal Circuit recently...
More »

Patent Office Establishes Pilot Program for Accelerated Review of Cancer Immunotherapy Applications
August 3, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Eric M. Balicky, Ph.D.
  USPTO establishes new pilot program for patent applications pertaining to cancer immunotherapy Qualifying applications will be granted special status and undergo accelerated...
More »

Supreme Court Affirms Authority of Patent Office in Inter Partes Reviews
June 29, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D. and Timothy J. Meagher
  Determination by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) whether to institute an inter partes review is final and nonappealable. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO...
More »

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