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USPTO Extends Certain Trademark and Patent Filing Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 2 2020 In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"), the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has…

Kimberly B. Herman, Michael S. Palmisciano, Mitchell C. Stein.

Idenix Pharma: The difficulty of supporting broad pharmaceutical claims

USA - November 18 2019 The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Idenix Pharmaceutical v. Gilead Sciences (October 2019) demonstrates the difficulty of adequately supporting…

A win for innovation: Supreme Court’s denial of review of Jaffe v. Samsung Electronics Co. preserves U.S. rights of licensees of Chapter 15 foreign debtors

USA - October 20 2014 On Monday, October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in Jaffe v. Samsung Electronics Co., thereby preserving…

Amy A. Zuccarello, Kimberly B. Herman, Patrick P. Dinardo.

IP traps in crowdfunding proposals

USA - August 19 2014 The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) opened the door to widespread use of crowdfunding for financing new projects and ideas. As a…

Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

USA - March 14 2013 On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy- Smith America Invents Act. Highlights of the changes to U.S. Patent Law include the…