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A Real Party-in-Interest Determination Is Final and Non-Appealable, Including Denial of Related Motion to Dismiss and Discovery

USA - April 7 2021 In CyWee Group Ltd. v. Google LLC, Nos. 2020-1565, 2020-1567 (Mar. 16, 2021), CyWee challenged the Board’s conclusion that Google identified all real…

Brooke M. Wilner, Kara A. Specht.

Federal Circuit Confirms the PTAB’s Authority to Deinstitute IPR Proceedings

USA - April 6 2021 In Sling TV, L.L.C. V. Realtime Adaptive Streaming LLC, Nos. 2020-1601, 1602 (Mar. 16, 2021), the Federal Circuit dismissed in part and denied in…

Brooke M. Wilner, Gordon Wright.

Life Sciences Podcast Series - Inventorship

USA - March 31 2021 The Life Sciences industry can be particularly challenging for companies to navigate, often requiring careful navigation through rigorous testing and…

Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Thomas L. Irving.

In Rare Sua Sponte Order, PTAB Finds Using a Trademark Could Render Claim Indefinite

USA - March 17 2021 In a rare sua sponte action, the Board issued an order providing notice that the patent owner’s amended claims in an ongoing PGR may be unpatentable…

Brooke M. Wilner, Connor M. McGregor.

Watch Your Language: The Perils of Patent Profanity - Consideration of Both the U.S. and Europe

European Union, USA - March 5 2021 Word choice can make or break a U.S. patent. This is especially true with regard to the specification and the language used during prosecution of a…

K. Victoria Barker, Ph.D., Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D., Stacy Lewis, Thomas L. Irving.