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Silicon Valley companies welcome new USPTO outpost

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has begun hiring judges who will staff its Silicon Valley regional office and expects to eventually hire

Farmers and seed companies want Monsanto GE seed patents declared invalid

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2011

A coalition of more than 50 trade organizations, seed businesses, farms, and farmers has filed a lawsuit in a federal court in New York, to stop Monsanto Co. from enforcing its genetically engineered (GE) seed patents against farmers whose fields become contaminated with the GE seeds. Organic Seed Growers & Trade Ass’n v. Monsanto Co., No. 11-2163 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D.N.Y., filed March 29, 2011

DOJ seeks earliest calendaring before Federal Circuit in Myriad Genetics

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2011

Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal has requested an April 4, 2011, oral argument date in a case before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals asking whether and to what extent genetic discoveries may be patented

Patent lawsuit reform bill garners wide support

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2013

A U.S. House bill titled the "Innovation Act" (H.R. 3309) has support from both sides of the political aisle and in the business community

Royalty needn’t ensure infringer a profit, Federal Circuit says

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2013

Confirming a long-standing rule, Federal Circuit Chief Judge Rader decided the district court clearly erred when it left room for the infringer to

USPTO seeks commentary on “implementation documents” before patent reform law is enacted

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2011

In anticipation of the imminent passage of patent reform law, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has posted a number of documents that would begin the process of developing rules to implement the law, seeking public comment from stakeholders and the public

EU Court of Justice nixes patents for stem-cell inventions involving human embryo destruction

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • October 20 2011

The European Union (EU) Court of Justice has determined that EU patent law does not protect neural precursor cells and the processes for their production from embryonic stem cells

Noose or loose? Mind the ensnarement trap door

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2011

Just how tight is the noose around that patent infringer?

Win by losing? Courts applying new rules to ongoing royalties

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2012

The awkward possibility of a statutory injury (infringement) without a ready remedy (injunction) escalated after the U.S. Supreme Court decided eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C., in 2006

USPTO adopts final rule on micro entity status under AIA reduced patent fee provisions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has adopted a final rule that implements the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act