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Secret Sales Are Still Prior Art: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Helsinn Healthcare

USA - January 27 2019 On January 22, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the America Invents Act ("AIA") did not change the on-sale bar in pre-AIA 102(b). Helsinn...

David Anderson, David M. Maiorana, Gregory A. Castanias, Jennifer J. Chheda Ph.D.

2018 Update: Annotated Local Patent Rules for the Northern District of Illinois

USA - April 25 2018 In an effort to create greater predictability for patent litigation in the Northern District of Illinois, the District enacted Local Patent Rules...

John A. Marlott, Marc S. Blackman.

En Banc Federal Circuit Majority Rules Time-Bar Determinations By PTAB Are Appealable

USA - January 9 2018 In yesterday’s en banc decision in Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom Corp., Nos. 15-1944, -1945 & -1946 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 8, 2018), the en banc Federal Circuit...

John A. Marlott, Gregory A. Castanias, David B. Cochran (Dave).

Burden of Proving Unpatentability of Amended Claims Placed on IPR Petitioners

USA - October 9 2017 In an en banc decision, the Federal Circuit in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal addressed the question of who bears the burden of proving that claims...

Joshua R. Nightingale, Daniel Kazhdan Ph.D., Gregory A. Castanias.

Are Inter-Partes-Review Proceedings Constitutional? Supreme Court Will Weigh In

USA - June 12 2017 Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of inter partes review. In Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy...

Daniel Kazhdan Ph.D., Stuart Yothers, Gregory A. Castanias.