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“The Emerging Blockchain Patent Landscape”

USA - March 10 2017 Prior to filing a patent application, it can be very useful to conduct a search of existing filed patents and patent applications that may be related

Teaching Away for Dummies

USA - April 13 2017 In Meiresonne v. Google, Inc., No. 2016-1755 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 7, 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s Final Written Decision in

Contour of Soup Can Saves Gravity Feed Display Design Patent

USA - July 9 2018 Next trip to the grocery store, stop in the canned soup aisle and take a closer look at how the canned soups are displayed on the shelves. You may

Corroboration Required to Prove Earlier Invention Date

USA - July 29 2019 As we have discussed (here and here), owners of pre-AIA patents may be able to “swear behind” alleged prior art references by providing evidence of

“Comments Anyone?”: PTO Makes Proposed New IPR Amendment Process

USA - November 13 2018 On October 29, 2018, the Patent and Trademark Office published a request for comments on a proposal to establish a new procedure by which patent

Artificial Intelligence & the Intellectual Property Landscape

Global, USA - September 14 2019 Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is exploding, and if you think your industry is just starting to see this technology take hold, be sure to

Federal Circuit Affirms Obviousness Decision by Board, Finds No APA Violation Based on New Characterization of Passage Providing Motivation to Combine

USA - September 9 2019 In Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Arthrocare Corp., Appeal No. IPR2016-00918 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 21, 2019), the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and

Federal Circuit Addresses Constitutional Issue Supreme Court Left Open

USA - August 12 2019 In consolidated appeals of a trio of Board decisions canceling pre-AIA patents in inter partes reviews (IPR), the Federal Circuit held “that the

A Reference is Publicly Accessible if a Person of Ordinary Skill in the Art Could Access the Reference

USA - August 5 2019 In a recent decision vacating the PTAB’s finding that a draft standard for video coding emailed to a listserv was not publicly accessible, the

Corroboration Required to Prove Earlier Invention Date

USA - July 29 2019 As we have discussed (here and here), owners of pre-AIA patents may be able to “swear behind” alleged prior art references by providing evidence of