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Assignor Estoppel Has “No Place” in IPR Proceedings

USA - November 27 2018 Assignor estoppel is an equitable defense that prevents an assignor of a patent from later challenging the patent’s validity. In Arista Networks, Inc…

Kara A. Specht

Federal Circuit Cautions Against Omitting Preamble Transition Words in Claim Drafting

USA - November 16 2018 In Acceleration Bay, LLC v. Activision Blizzard Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s holding that certain claims of patents owned by…

Kara A. Specht

University of California v. Broad Institute

USA - October 9 2018 In University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc., No. 2017-1907 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2018), the CAFC affirmed the PTAB’s holding that there was no…

Lack of Reasonable Expectation of Success Prohibits Finding of Interference-in-Fact

USA - October 4 2018 In University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s determination that there was no interference-in-fact…

Kara A. Specht

FDA Draft Guidance on Nonclinical Studies and Labeling for Oncology Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals

USA - July 19 2018 On May 31, 2018, FDA issued draft guidance on nonclinical studies and labeling recommendations for products containing a radioactive compound (i.e., a…

Thomas L. Irving