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Changes to U.S. design patent law will extend term of design patents, provide international filing options
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2012

On December 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act, which will implement several significant changes to U.S. design patent law when approved by President Obama


Executive order declares December 24, 2012 a federal holiday
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2012

President Obama has issued an executive order that closes all executive branch offices and agencies on Monday, December 24, 2012. For the patent and


Judge Thynge orders plaintiffs to supplement their response to interrogatory relevant to defendant's invalidity defense
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2012

By Memorandum Order entered by the Honorable Mary Pat Thynge in Quantum Loyalty Systems, Inc., et al. v. TPG Rewards, Inc., Civil Action No. 09-022-SLRMPT (D.Del., March 6, 2012), the Court ordered Plaintiffs, Quantum Loyalty Systems, Inc. and Quantum Corporation of New York, Inc., to supplement their response to interrogatory number 7 of Defendant, TPG Rewards, Inc., which asked Plaintiffs to explain why each claim of the patent-in-suit does not cover defendants 1993 and 2002 products which are at issue as prior art


Highlights of the USPTO first-inventor-to-file rule
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

The USPTO has published its long-awaited first-to-file rules and examination guidelines, which will take effect March 16, 2013. The new rules will


Judge Stark agrees with defendants that material contained in two patents amount to single reference for purposes of anticipation defense
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2012

By Memorandum Opinion entered by the Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Dey Pharma, L.P., et al., Civil Action 06-113-LPS (D.Del., January 18, 2012), the Court agreed with defendants that British patent, GB 1 298 494 (“the GB ‘494 patent”) adequately incorporates by reference the practical utility of the racemic compounds separately described in British patent, GB 1 200 886 (“the GB ‘886 patent”), such that the pertinent material from the two patents can be properly considered a “single reference” for purposes of defendants’ invalidity defense based on anticipation


Judge Robinson grants in part and denies in part defendants' motion for judgment on pleadings in patent infringement action
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2012

By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson in Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., et el. v. Lupin Limited, et al., Civil Action No. 11-271-SLR (Consol.) (D.Del., December 7, 2012), the Court granted in part and denied in part defendants Lupin’s Rule 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings


U.S. House of Representatives passes Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act - changes to design patent law on the way
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

Notable changes to the design patent law in the United States are upcoming as a result of the United States House of Representatives passage of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act (the Act) on December 5


Judge Andrews grants in substantial part defendants' motion to dismiss IP venture's claims of indirect infringement and willfulness
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2013

By Memorandum Order entered in IPVenture Inc. v. Lenovo Group, Limited, et al., Civil Action No. 11-588-RGA (D.Del., January 8, 2013), the Honorable


Chief Judge Sleet denies Apple's motion to transfer patent infringement action
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Smart Audio Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc., Civil Action No. 12-134-GMS (D.Del., November 16, 2012), the Court denied Apple’s motion to transfer the action to the Northern District of California


Judge Andrews denies Dell's motion to transfer in Round Rock patent infringement action
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Round Rock Research, LLC v. Dell, Inc., Civil Action No. 11-976-RGA (D.Del., November 15, 2012), the Court denied defendant Dell, Inc.’s motion to transfer the action to the Northern District of California