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Not All Intrinsic Evidence Is Equal

USA - June 24 2022 In Ultra-Mek, Inc. v. United Furniture Industries, Inc., No. 1:18-cv-281, 2022 WL 1799235 (M.D.N.C. June 2, 2022), the United States District Court…

Courtney A. Bolin, Alissa Green, Stacy Lewis, Angeline L. Premraj

Whither the CCPA? Hindsight is 20/20: Examining CCPA Decisions and Their Continued Importance in Modern Obviousness Inquiries

USA - June 10 2022 In United States Patent law, a patent may not be obtained on a claimed invention if the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art…

Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Emma N. Ng

Not Crossing the Wire: Petitioner Merely “Expanded” on Previously Filed Arguments Rather Than Making “New” Arguments

USA - May 25 2022 In Everstar Merchandise Co. Ltd. v. Willis Electric Co. Ltd., No. 2021-1882, 2022 WL 1089909 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 12, 2022) (non-precedential), the Court…

Alissa Green, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Emma N. Ng, Shannon Patrick, Angeline L. Premraj

To Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine - If There Was Error

USA - May 17 2022 In Apotex, Inc. v. Auspex Pharms., Inc., IPR2021-01507, Paper 9 (P.T.A.B. March 9, 2022) (“Institution Decision”), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board…

Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Shannon Patrick, Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D.

Claim Components Without Amount or Function Limitations Anticipated by Bare Disclosure

USA - May 9 2022 In Neenah, Inc. v. Schwendimann, IPR2021-00016, Paper 26 (PTAB April 12, 2022), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued a Final Written…

Adriana L. Burgy, Stacy Lewis, Melanie Magdun, Amanda K. Murphy, Shannon Patrick, Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D.