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Avoid Creating Bad Blood with the Board
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

The Board recently denied a post grant review petition because the challenge was deemed redundant of the Patent Office’s earlier examination of


Patent Term: When will a patent die?
  • Workman Nydegger
  • USA
  • December 5 2017

Patent owners, licensees, and applicants alike may wonder: How long is a U.S. patent enforceable? Business owners mindful of patents granted to their


PTAB Issues First PGR Institution Decisions in Months
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2017

Post-grant review (PGR) is the least common post-issuance trial proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Only 1 of petitions filed


Part I: Can The Invention be Kept Secret?
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

Key Takeaway: One critical question to ask when deciding whether to protect your invention using patents or trade secrets is how well the invention


Inequitable Conduct: But-For Materiality and an Adverse Inference of Intent to Deceive
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2017

In 2011, the Federal Circuit provided a two prong framework for determining when inequitable conduct during prosecution renders a patent unenforceable


3 Tips For Thinking Like An Examiner To Maximize Your Consumer Products Patent's Shelf Life
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA
  • July 31 2017

Due to the relatively short shelf life for some consumer products, it can be important to quickly obtain patent protection for such products


Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2017

In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed Cir. No 2015-2011, June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded


Sterling D. Fillmore
  • Workman Nydegger

Kate Nuehring Su
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP

David Dyer
  • Baker Botts LLP