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Relative Terms Sufficient for Reasonable Certainty

USA - April 22 2022 In Niazi Licensing Corp. v. St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc., No. 21-1864 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 11, 2022), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal…

Adriana L. Burgy, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Melanie Magdun, Caitlin E. O’Connell, Angeline L. Premraj

Spotted: The Rare AIA Derivation Proceeding!

USA - April 22 2022 Prior to the America Invents Act (“AIA”), inventorship disputes were resolved by Interferences, which considered who was the first to invent and…

Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Shannon M. Patrick

Form over Substance? Will the Real Ground Please Stand Up?

USA - January 14 2022 The outlines of petitioner estoppel continue to evolve as we hit the ten-year anniversary of the American Invents Act and the introduction of…

Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Shannon M. Patrick

Inventorship Fight Club: Federal Circuit Finds Insufficient Evidence for Joint Inventorship

USA - January 7 2022 In Wagner v. Ashline, No. 21-1715 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 17, 2021), the Federal Circuit affirmed the Western District of North Carolina’s decision to grant…

Thomas L. Irving, Y. Leon Lin, Melanie Magdun, Amanda K. Murphy

Multiple, Serial IPR Filings Doom Reexamination Request

USA - October 12 2021 In In re Vivint, Inc., 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 29400, __ F.4th __ (Fed. Cir. Sept. 29, 2021), the Federal Circuit vacated the Patent Trial and Appeal…

Joshua L. Goldberg, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy