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New USPTO guidance discusses patent-eligibility of inventions involving laws of nature
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2012

A new USPTO guidance memorandum describes how the USPTO will review patent-eligibility of process claims for biotechnology inventions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Mayo v. Prometheus


Judge Stark issues markman opinion construing 20 disputed terms in patents-in-suit in intellectual ventures case
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2012

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., et al., Civil Action No. 10-1067-LPS (D.Del., December 12, 2012), the Court issued its claim construction opinion construing twenty (20) disputed terms found in U.S. Patent Numbers 6,460,050 (“the ‘050 patent”), 6,073,142 (“the ‘142 patent”), 5,987,610 (“the’610 patent”), and 7,506,155 (“the ’155 patent”


Judge Robinson grants defendant's motion to stay in declaratory judgment action pending application of first-filed rule by other federal district where infringement action was first-filed
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2012

By Memorandum Opinion entered by the Honorable Sue L. Robinson in Cellectis S.A. v. Precision Biosciences, Inc., Civil Action Nos. 11-890-SLR and 12-204-SLR (D.Del., August 6, 2012), the Court granted the motion of defendant Precision Biosciences, Inc. to stay the declaratory judgment actions filed by plaintiff Cellectis S.A. in the District of Delaware pending a determination by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina regarding the applicability of the first-filed rule in the infringement actions filed by Precision against Cellectis in that district


Looking back at U.S. patent law big changes in 2012 (part 1)
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2012

U.S. patent law experienced a significant number of changes in 2012, as the America Invents Act, new regulations, USPTO actions and court decisions all


New social media website seeks to improve the patent examination process through crowdsourced Q&A, prior art submissions
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2012

A new social networking site developed with USPTO input provides a forum for subject matter experts to post questions and answers about the U.S. patent system, along with prior art that may be relevant to pending patent applications


Judge Griesa overturns jury verdict for second time
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

After a second jury trial for patent infringement, Judge Griesa of the Southern District of New York granted defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law as to non-infringement of the two patents in suit, in Hypoxico, Inc. v. Colorado Altitude Training LLC, No. 02-CV-6191, slip op. (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2012


Judge Sleet Denies Defendants’ Post-Trial Proposed Finding of Invalidity of Patents-in-Suit Due To Obviousness
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2016

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Pfizer Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 13-110-GMS (D.Del., Apr. 20


Magistrate Judge Burke recommends application of first-filed rule and transfer of patent infringement action to Northern District of California
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2012

By Report and Recommendation entered in Fuisz Pharma LLC v. Theranos, Inc., Civil Action No. 11-1061-SLR-CJB (D.Del., May 18, 2012), the Honorable Christopher J. Burke recommends that the Court grant the motion of defendant Theranos to dismiss, stay or transfer in part by transferring the case to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California


Bancorp Services: to patent system claims, the computer must be “integral to the invention”
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2012

Just last week, in a post about software patents I noted that Federal Circuit decisions over the past year have applied inconsistent standards to patent-eligibility of software


USPTO seeking to improve quality of patents
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2013

In one of his final posts on the USPTO Director's Forum Blog, departing director David Kappos presented some eye-opening statistics about patent