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A Federal Circuit Reminder About the Importance of Evidence of the Knowledge of Those Skilled in the Art

USA - December 2 2019 In its recent precedential decision in Airbus S.A.S. V. Firepass Corporation, No. 2019-1803, ___ F.3d ____ (Fed. Cir. Nov. 8, 2019),i the Federal...

Mark A. Chapman.

Are You Sitting Down? Design Patent Claim Language Limits Scope of Protection

USA - October 2 2019 On September 12, 2019, in a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Curver...

USPTO’s Latest Guidance Should Ease the Burden for Blockchain Patent Applications

USA - February 5 2019 On January 7, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued further guidance on patent subject matter eligibility, which should...

Recent Changes at the PTAB Appear to Benefit Patent Owners

USA - December 23 2018 Since the America Invents Act created new post-grant review proceedings, such as inter partes reviews (IPRs), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

Christopher Gresalfi, Michael S. Turner, Paul D. Ackerman.

USPTO Proposes Rule Changes for Amendments in IPR

USA - November 30 2018 A longstanding complaint of patent owners involved in inter partes review (IPR) before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been...

Michael S. Turner, Paul D. Ackerman.