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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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Impact of the Brexit Vote on Your IP
June 27, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Alexander Adam, Ph.D
  There are no immediate changes and it could take years for changes to begin; eventual ramifications are unknown. Based on current information, when changes do occur, the...
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Federal Circuit Reaffirms Reasonable Approach To Continuation Applications
June 22, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Patrick A. Quinlan
  May be filed on the Same Day that the parent patent issues Reaffirms long-standing continuation practice It is still wise to file a continuing application at least one...
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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...
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 »

Impact of the Brexit Vote on Your IP
June 27, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Alexander Adam, Ph.D
  There are no immediate changes and it could take years for changes to begin; eventual ramifications are unknown. Based on current information, when changes do occur, the...
More »

Federal Circuit Reaffirms Reasonable Approach To Continuation Applications
June 22, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Patrick A. Quinlan
  May be filed on the Same Day that the parent patent issues Reaffirms long-standing continuation practice It is still wise to file a continuing application at least one...
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