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A Broader View of Analogous Prior Art
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

In Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., Nos. 2015-1810 & 1811 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 15, 2016), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s holding that the


FairWarning or Fair Weather for Patentees?
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2016

Following Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), accused infringers have favored the tactic of filing an early motion to


Last month at the Federal Circuit - October 2014
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2014

In buySAFE, Inc. v. Google, Inc., No. 13-1575 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 3, 2014), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s determination that the


Neither consideration during prior litigation nor consideration during initial examination by the PTO precluded the use of a reference during reexamination where it raised a substantial new question of patentability
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2008

In In re Swanson, No. 07-1534 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 4, 2008), the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s rejection of claims 22-25 of U.S. Patent No. 5,073,484 (“the ’484 patent”) in a re-examination hearing


Judgment vacated and remanded for claim construction consistent with plain meaning of “at least one”
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2008

In Howmedica Osteonics Corp. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., No. 07-1363 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 2, 2008), the Federal Circuit vacated the district court’s judgment of noninfringement and remanded for further proceedings, holding that the district court’s claim construction was incorrect


Benihana restaurant hopes to block rapper Benny Hunna from trademark registration
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2015

Benihana, the nation’s largest operator of teppanyaki restaurants, is fighting to prevent a Mississippi rapper from registering the trademark “Benny


Ex Parte Miyazaki : Claims are Indefinite When ‘Amenable to Two or More Plausible’ Constructions
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2016

The main issue on appeal related to claims rejected by the Examiner on novelty and obviousness grounds. The Board did not reach the merits of these


District Court addresses whether patent prosecution bar extends to IPR proceedings
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

In ScentAir Technologies, Inc. v. Prolitec, Inc. IPR2013-00179 (JL), Paper 9 (April 16, 2013), the Board denied ScentAir's request to file a motion


Bd. Of Trustees of Univ. Of Alabama v. Pitts, 107 U.S.P.Q.2d 2001 (TTAB July 23, 2013)
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2013

The University of Alabama ("University") and the estate of Paul Bryant (a legendary football coach at the University who passed away in 1983


Spotlight on Upcoming Oral Arguments - October, 2016
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2016

In this appeal, the Federal Circuit will determine whether the district court properly exercised its discretion when it found no patent misuse or