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House bill would impose litigation costs on losing non-practicing entities

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2013

U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) have introduced legislation (H.R. 845) that would create a "loser pays" system in

Federal Circuit finds no limitation on new evidence in civil patent actions filed in district court

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2010

A divided en banc Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that patent applicants who are dissatisfied with a Board of Patent Appeals (Board) determination and decide to pursue their claims in federal court under 35 U.S.C. 145, face no limitations on the right to introduce new evidence other than those pertaining to all civil actions under federal evidentiary and procedural rules

Federal Circuit upholds sanctions against plaintiff and counsel

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2010

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a motion seeking to stay an award of $631,000 in sanctions and fees against a company and its counsel for bringing a baseless infringement claim involving an information processing methodology

USPTO seeks comments on rules for ex parte patent appeals

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2010

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks public comments on proposed new revisions to current procedures governing practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

Medical treatment claims deemed patentable on reconsideration after Bilski

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed its earlier decision, rendered before Bilski v. Kappos, 130 S. Ct. 3218 (2010), was decided, and ruled that methods for determining the optimal dosage of thiopurine drugs used to treat gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases recite patentable subject matter under 101

Federal Circuit reverses Patent Appeals Board on obviousness ruling and commercial success evidence

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences incorrectly rejected on obviousness grounds a patent claim involving physical and air shields to prevent the clogging of a nozzle to a Wurster coater, which sprays coating material onto pharmaceutical ingredients

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether Stanford owns patents for invention funded with federal dollars

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the appeal of a Federal Circuit decision that rejected on standing grounds a university’s claim to patents that arose out of an NIH-financed research project involving technology for detecting HIV levels in a patient’s blood

News bytes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2011

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office announces agreements with its Australian counterpart that will extend and expand work sharing between the two agencies

Federal Circuit raises pleading bar in false-marking cases

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

Addressing a question of first impression, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has found insufficient in false-marking pleadings "conclusory allegations that a defendant is a 'sophisticated company' and 'knew or should have known' that the patent expired

Farmers and seed companies ask court to declare Monsanto GE seed patents invalid

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 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