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Baker Botts LLP | USA | 20 Apr 2018

USPTO Issues Request for Comments and New Guidance For Assessing Patent Eligibility Under 101

Today, the USPTO issued a request for comments on its newly announced guidance changing the procedure to be used by patent examiners when assessing


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 6 Jun 2017

A product-hop, skip, and jump in 2017

January 2017 started with marked activity at the federal district court level in the antitrust area of pharmaceutical producthopping. In the Eastern


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 30 May 2017

Supreme Court Limits Owner Rights After a First Sale of a Patented Product

Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189, 581 U.S. ___ (2017), and


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2017

Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Extraterritorial Patent Infringement, Holds that Supplying a Single Component for Combination Outside the U.S. Cannot be Infringement

Today, the Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp., No. 14-1538, 580 U.S. ____ (2017). In a


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 1 Nov 2016

Social Media and Legal Ethics-- Practical Guidance for Prudent Use

Social media increasingly has been recognized as a valuable resource among the legal profession--both within the corporate world and among private


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 7 Oct 2016

FTC Releases Study on Patent Assertion Entity Activity, Recommends Patent Litigation Reform To Reduce Nuisance Lawsuits

On October 6th, the FTC issued its long anticipated report concerning the structure, operation and impact of Patent Assertion Entities (PAE)


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 26 Sep 2016

Supreme Court to Weigh In on Extraterritorial Scope of Patent Law and Laches

On the heels of a busy term last year, the stage is set for the Supreme Court to review two more important issues regarding utility patents during


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2016

Breaking News: USPTO Launches Post-Prosecution Pilot Program, Providing Further Option For Patent Prosecution After Final Rejection

On July 11, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") published an announcement and a request for comments regarding a new


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 8 Jun 2016

Patent Eligible Subject Matter: Guidance on 101 Rejections Decision in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp.

On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down its decision in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation, providing


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 2 Mar 2016

Cases to Watch in 2016

Over the past five years, as the result of the America Invents Act (“AIA”) and several Supreme Court decisions, U.S. patent law underwent a number of

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