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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, Melanie Magdun, Amanda K. Murphy

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

Written Description Support Pre-AIA Scuttles PGR

USA - October 6 2022 In Rockwool Int’l A/S v. Knauf Insulation, Inc., PGR2022-00022, Paper 10 (P.T.A.B. July 6, 2022), the PTAB denied institution because the challenged…

Adriana L. Burgy, Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Paul W. Browning Ph.D.

Delaware Court Applies “Skilled Researcher Conducting a Diligent Search” Standard in Finding Estoppel Under § 315(e)(2)

USA - August 18 2021 The petitioner in an inter partes review of a claim in a patent under this chapter that results in a Final Written Decision under section 318(a), or…

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

How the PTAB and Federal Circuit Have Responded to Aqua Products

USA - March 28 2018 The patent bar watched the en banc rehearing decision in Aqua Products Inc. v. Matal, 872 F.3d 1290 (Fed. Cir. 2017), with great interest. This was…

Thomas L. Irving