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Japan is a vibrant country with a rich cultural and economic history. The language, writing system, customs, politics, and varied cultural dimensions…
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YMF Law | USA | 29 Sep 2021

Former NBA turned Beijing Duck Basketball Pro Dunks Federal Criminal Tax Charges: Ex-Pats Beware

In addition to the burden of multi-jurisdiction tax compliance, expatriates living abroad therefore face potentially more expansive criminal tax…
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YMF Law | USA | 20 Sep 2021

Acting on Contradictory Motivations before FDA & USPTO Results in Unenforceable Patent

In Belcher Pharms., LLC v. Hospira, Inc., No. 2020-1799 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 1, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the…
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YMF Law | China, USA | 13 Sep 2021

Plaintiff Bypasses Hague Convention and Serves Complaint & Summons on Chinese Company's U.S. Lawyers

This decision may impose unfortunate consequences, for example, on Japanese companies since on December 21, 2018, Japan formally objected to service…
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YMF Law | USA | 10 Sep 2021

Exemplary Embodiments Provide Insufficient Written Description for Broad Genus Patent Claims

In Juno Therapeutics, Inc. v. Kite Pharma, Inc., No. 2020-1758 (Fed. Cir. August 26, 2021), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a…
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YMF Law | USA | 1 Aug 2021

EDVA Rocket Docket - A Wild Ride Through Genteel Virginia

Have you or has your company just been sued or threatened with a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia Rocket Docket? Regardless of what you…
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YMF Law | USA | 19 Jul 2021

No Written Description Where Patent Fails to Attribute Claimed Functions to Disclosed Structures

In Flash-Control, LLC v. Intel Corp., No. 2020-2141 (Fed. Cir. July 14, 2021), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the summary…
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YMF Law | USA | 4 Jul 2021

IPR Petition’s Failure to Summarize Referenced Evidence Forfeited Obviousness Challenge

“‘Petitioner’s argument on rehearing amounts to a contention that we overlooked Petitioner’s invitation to formulate arguments on their behalf, search…
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YMF Law | USA | 28 Jun 2021

Error to Require Proof of Prior Art Enablement in Inter Partes Review Petition

In Apple, Inc. v. Corephotonics, Ltd., No. 2020-1438 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2021), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit concluded that the USPTO…
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YMF Law | USA | 23 Jun 2021

IPR Petition’s Failure to Challenge Patent Claims with Particularity Forfeited Meritorious Arguments

In Microsoft Corp. v. FG SRC, LLC, No. 2020-1928 (Fed. Cir. June 17, 2021), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the refusal of the…
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YMF Law | USA | 14 Jun 2021

Applicability of Patent Safe Harbor to Conduct Supporting Foreign Regulatory Approvals

Since the 1984 addition of Section 271(e)(1) to the U.S. Patent Act, courts have endeavored to MAP the outer boundaries of its patent “safe harbor.”…
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