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Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • Australia
  • September 20 2018

As of October 1st, the Alberta’s minimum wage increase will finally come into effect, bumping the minimum wages from $13.60 to $15 per hour. According


Punitive and Aggravated Damages - Exceptional but Necessary Remedies
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • Australia
  • September 20 2018

Although traditionally, punitive and aggravated damages were deemed as exceptional remedies, the Courts have turned to these remedies to assist


Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Determination Of No Interference-In-Fact Between University Of California And Broad Institute Over CRISPR-Cas9 Technology
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

On September 10, 2018, Judges Prost, Schall and Moore of the Federal Circuit, in University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc., No. 2017-1907


Federal Circuit rejects shifting USPTO's attorney fees to patent applicants in Section 145 actions
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • September 3 2018

The Federal Circuit recently affirmed a district court's denial of the US Patent and Trademark Office's request for reimbursement of attorneys' fees


En Banc Federal Circuit Rejects Shifting USPTO’s Attorney Fees To Patent Applicants In 145 Actions
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • July 27 2018

The Patent Act provides two options for patent applicants seeking judicial review of an adverse decision by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board:


Supreme Court: patent owners can recover lost profits damages based on foreign acts
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • July 23 2018

The US Supreme Court recently held that patent owners can recover lost profits damages under 35 USC Section 271(f)(2) based on acts occurring outside


Federal Circuit Rejects Assertion Of Sovereign Immunity By Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe In Inter Partes Review Proceedings
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • July 20 2018

On July 20, 2018, a Federal Circuit panel (Dyk, Moore, Reyna) affirmed a denial by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of a motion by the Saint Regis


PTAB provides 'informative' guidance concerning motions to amend in inter partes reviews
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • June 25 2018

On 1 June 2018 the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated as 'informative' a 25 April 2018 order from Western Digital Corp v


Supreme Court Holds That Patent Owners Can Recover Under 35 U.S.C. 271(f)(2) Lost Profits Damages Based On Foreign Acts
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • June 22 2018

WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011, holding that patent owners can recover lost profits damages under 35 U.S.C. 271(f)(2) based on


When USPTO institutes inter partes review, it must decide patentability of all challenged claims
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • June 4 2018

In a recent case, the Supreme Court held that when the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) institutes an inter partes review it must decide the