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Oblon Announces Election of New Partners

USA - December 21 2021 Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP is pleased to announce the election of two new partners - Grace E. Kim and Frank J. West - effective in 2022…

Frank J. West

Increased Burden in Drafting "Surviving" and "Useful" Utility Patents in the Life Sciences Industry Extends to Design Patents

USA - October 15 2021 Patents are undoubtedly essential to many industries, and in recent years, the decisions regarding patent eligibility, written description, and…

The Federal Circuit Rejects PacBio's Argument that Oxford Used the Then-Emerging Global COVID-19 Crisis to Win on Invalidity for Lack of Enablement

Global, USA - July 15 2021 In the recent decision PacificBiosciences of California, Inc. v. Oxford Nanopore Techs., Inc., No. 20-2155 issued on May 11, 2021, the Federal…

NHK-Fintiv Rule - APA Violation?

USA - April 21 2021 I recently wrote an article (NHK-Fintiv Rule Challenges Look Futile at Federal Circuit) about a Federal Circuit decision that dismissed Mylan’s…

NHK-Fintiv Rule Challenges Look Futile at Federal Circuit

USA - April 6 2021 The NHK-Fintiv rule allows the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to deny institution of an inter partes review petition based on the progress of a…