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PTAB Finds Secondary Considerations Support a Finding of Nonobviousness of a Mechanical Invention

USA - November 9 2021 In EIS GmbH v. Novoluto GmbH, IPR2020-00007, Paper 41 (Sept. 23, 2021), the PTAB found the patent owner had submitted sufficient evidence of…

Amanda K. Murphy

ANDA Specification Controls Infringement Analysis, Not Expert Testimony

USA - March 10 2022 In Exela Pharma Scis., LLC v. Eton Pharms., Inc., No. 20-cv-365 (D. Del. Feb. 8, 2022), the District Court for the District of Delaware granted…

Thomas L. Irving, Stacy Lewis, Shannon M. Patrick, Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Paul W. Browning Ph.D., Melissa C. Santos, Ph.D.

Supreme Court’s Arthrex Decision Creates More Review for Patent Owners — And More Questions

USA - February 18 2022 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s inter partes review procedure is a popular avenue for challenging the validity of a patent outside of…

Kathleen A. Daley, Angeline L. Premraj

Petitioner Estopped Due to Final Written Decisions in Parallel IPR Proceedings with Petitions Filed Simultaneously

USA - February 15 2022 In Intuitive Surgical, Inc. v. Ethicon LLC, No. 2020-1481 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 11, 2022), the Federal Circuit affirmed that Intuitive was estopped under §…

Joshua L. Goldberg

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court’s Narrow Claim Construction Ruling

USA - January 25 2022 In Evolusion Concepts, Inc. v. HOC Events, Inc., No. 2021-1963 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 14, 2022), the Federal Circuit reversed and vacated the district…

Elizabeth D. Ferrill, Esther H. Lim, Christina Ji-Hye Yang