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Is Every Case Exceptional? Octane Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness and Fee Awards

USA - October 31 2016 As the U.S. Supreme Court begins its term this month, its watershed case on attorney fees in patent cases, Octane Fitness, turns two and a half. Many...

Ryan S. Lincoln.

Learning the Steps of the BPCIA's Patent Dance : notice of commercial marketing is mandatory

USA - September 30 2016 The Federal Circuit’s second opinion interpreting the Biologics Act in Amgen v. Apotex is dense, but the outcome is simple. There are two takeaways...

Jamie Kitano, John D. Garretson.

Protecting Trade Secrets? Beefy 'Defend Trade Secrets Act' to the Rescue

USA - June 30 2016 "There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be. And even they are converging into one category:...

Scott M. Wadding.

Decoding Patent Eligibility of Diagnostic Methods

USA - May 31 2016 Figuring out whether an invention is patent-worthy has become a bit easier, thanks to the Federal Circuit’s clarifications in Genetic Technologies...

Jamie Kitano.

Two sides to the lens: U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit take different views?

USA - April 28 2015 Has justice become blinded to fundamental differences between the way patent law is interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit...