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Mandamus for the rest of us-The Federal Circuit continues its trend of clarifying patent venue post-TC Heartland

USA - May 18 2018 On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court fundamentally narrowed patent venue by unanimously holding in TC Heartland that patent holders must follow the...

Karissa F. Blyth, Anna C. Halsey, James Duncan III.


Stayin' alive: What’s next for IPRs after Oil States and SAS

USA - April 27 2018 On April 24, 2018, the US Supreme Court decided two important cases that directly impact inter partes reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and...

Steffan Finnegan, Karissa F. Blyth, Anna C. Halsey, James Duncan III.


An Arrow in the Quiver of Patent Owners: Federal Circuit Decides That Not All Aspects of PTAB’s Institution Decisions Are "Final and Nonappealable"

USA - January 16 2018 The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided that patent owners may appeal the decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)...

Peter G. Pappas, Joshua B. Aronson.


Not-So-Golden OldiesFlorida’s Top Court Denies Turtles' pre-1972 Copyright Claim

USA - October 31 2017 In a unanimous October 26, 2017, decision, the Supreme Court of Florida concluded that Florida common law does not recognize an exclusive right of...

Walter S. Freitag.


Federal Circuit Shifts the Burden to Amend Claims at PTABFor Now Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal

USA - October 5 2017 On October 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a divided en banc decision in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, vacating the...

Karissa F. Blyth, Peter G. Pappas.