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Inter Partes Review: After Five Years, What Will 2018 Bring?

USA - April 3 2018 In 2012, inter partes review (IPR) came into effect as a procedure to correct errors in granting patents. As part of the enactment of the latest...

The Importance of Obviousness

USA - December 4 2017 Over a number of years, the Federal Circuit has stated the conditions for an obviousness rejection: the cited references must teach or suggest all the...

Does Mayo Preclude the Patenting of Medical Diagnostics?

USA - August 18 2017 On August 4, 2017, the U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts found U.S. patent 7267820 (the ‘820 patent), owned by Athena Diagnostics...

Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies: no infringement by committee

USA - June 25 2014 The recent US Supreme Court decision in Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies relates to joint infringement. Usually, infringement of a method or...

Impact of Nautilus v. Biosig

USA - June 24 2014 Prior to the US Supreme Court decision on June 2, 2014, the standard for invalidating a claim, in litigation, due to indefiniteness was that the...