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What Constitutes a “Commercial Offer” to Trigger the On-Sale Bar?

USA - May 18 2016 The on-sale bar defense under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) remains a topic of interest for the Federal Circuit. For example, the Federal Circuit, en banc, is…

Paul B. Sudentas.

New Life for Vitiation as a Defense to Doctrine of Equivalents Infringement

USA - February 9 2016 The doctrine of claim vitiation prevents application of the doctrine of equivalents in a way that would completely eliminate a claim element -i.e…

Paul B. Sudentas, Sana Nadeem.

A Stay of Litigation Pending IPR Does Not Provide a Basis For Extending 30-Stay of FDA ANDA Approval

USA - January 12 2016 On December 11, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted a motion to stay a Hatch-Waxman litigation…

Paul B. Sudentas, Sana Nadeem.

Expert Testimony Must “Connect the Dots” When Presenting Arguments Using Different Language From the Claims

USA - January 5 2016 On May 28, 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court's decision in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1920 (2015) which reversed the…

Paul B. Sudentas.

Federal Circuit sends Verinata patent back to PTAB - the import of background prior art in supplying the requisite motivation to combine

USA - November 25 2015 On November 16, 2015, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB, also the "Board") inter partesreview ("IPR")…

Paul B. Sudentas, Zhibin Li.