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USPTO Issues Request for Comments and New Guidance For Assessing Patent Eligibility Under § 101

USA - April 20 2018 Today, the USPTO issued a request for comments on its newly announced guidance changing the procedure to be used by patent examiners when assessing…

Michael V. O'Shaughnessy.

A product-hop, skip, and jump in 2017

USA - June 6 2017 January 2017 started with marked activity at the federal district court level in the antitrust area of pharmaceutical producthopping. In the Eastern…

Yan-Xin Li.

Supreme Court Limits Owner Rights After a First Sale of a Patented Product

USA - May 30 2017 Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189, 581 U.S. ___ (2017), and…

Amy E. Bergeron.

Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Extraterritorial Patent Infringement, Holds that Supplying a Single Component for Combination Outside the U.S. Cannot be Infringement

USA - February 22 2017 Today, the Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp., No. 14-1538, 580 U.S. ____ (2017). In a…

Allyson Mackavage, Daniel Hulseberg, Stephen M. Hash.

Social Media and Legal Ethics-- Practical Guidance for Prudent Use

USA - November 1 2016 Social media increasingly has been recognized as a valuable resource among the legal profession--both within the corporate world and among private…

Stephanie Diehl.