Scott A. McKeown

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Q3| 2022

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Government Indicates En Banc Petition Forthcoming for Arthrex

USA - November 15 2019 As expected, the government has informed the Federal Circuit of its intention to seek en banc rehearing in Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc…

Patent Prosecutor’s Toolbox: Claiming User Functionality

USA - October 31 2017 Every so often a decision comes out of the Federal Circuit that has immediate value for patent prosecutors. Yesterday's decision in Mastermine…

Oil States Result Previewed by SCOTUS?

USA - March 7 2018 The Supreme Court provided its most up-to-date guidance on the boundaries of Article III jurisdiction relative to acts of Congress in Patchak v…

PTAB Needs to Immediately Check Unethical Practices

USA - March 7 2022 I previously explained how Fintiv discretionary practices had spawned a new, cottage industry. That is, with fully developed PTAB petitions being…

The PTO Has a Track-One Filing Problem

USA - September 14 2022 The USPTO has had an accelerated examination program known as “Track-1” since 2011. The program allows patent applicants to advance a patent…