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US Supreme Court holds diagnostic patents invalid for claiming laws of nature

USA - March 22 2012 On March 20, 2012 the United States Supreme Court invalidated two diagnostic patents for reciting no more than laws of nature.

David Elkins, Douglas H. Goldhush, Rahul Pathak.

US Supreme Court raises the bar for proving inducement of patent infringement

USA - June 1 2011 The US Supreme Court’s May 31, 2011 decision in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB, S.A.[1] is the latest – and final – word in a string of decisions over the past five years defining the intent that must be shown for inducement of patent infringement.

Christopher D. Mays, David Elkins.

Federal Circuit makes the inequitable conduct defense in patent cases more difficult to prove

USA - May 27 2011 On May 26, the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited en banc opinion in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. dealing with the standard for proving inequitable conduct as a defense to a claim of patent infringement.

Alicia M. Choi, James L. Reed.

In Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., the Federal Circuit gives thumbs down to the "25 percent rule of thumb"

USA - January 10 2011 On January 4, 2011, the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit decided Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., Court of Appeals Nos. 2010-1035, -1055 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 4, 2011).

Alicia M. Choi, David Elkins.

US Supreme Court decides Bilski v. Kappos – no patent for Bilski and no clear standard for business method patents

USA - June 30 2010 On June 28, 2010 the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bilski v Kappos.

Alicia M. Choi, Cameron K. Kerrigan, David E. Rogers, David Elkins, Douglas H. Goldhush.