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Federal Circuit throws out a willful infringement verdict due to lack of standing

USA - July 29 2015 Addressing the issue of standing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a jury verdict of willful infringement, finding that…

Cannot deny defendant’s attorneys’ fees motion after finding case exceptional without basis

USA - May 28 2015 Addressing the issue of attorneys’ fees, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a district court’s denial of fees…

No special rules regarding consideration of expert declarations in IPR proceedings

USA - April 30 2015 In a non-precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit declined to direct the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to…

Even geniuses commit error—sufficient to support reissue

USA - January 29 2015 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit explained that an error in drafting original claims that failed to capture the full scope of the…

Serial objections to evidence are not required if supplemental evidence is filed and served

USA - December 30 2014 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) concluded that a party need not renew an objection to evidence if…