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Uchida & Samejima Law Firm | Japan | 7 May 2020

Court found not within the technical scope of an invention relating to a method for detecting sepsis

This judgment may be a useful example in which the interpretation of the technical scope of a claimed invention is limited by taking a prior art…

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC | USA | 30 Apr 2020

Board Misconstrued Scope of Prior Art By Relying on Reference Numerals in its Claims

In Grit Energy Solutions, LLC v. Oren Technologies, LLC, [2019-1063] (April 30, 2020), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and…

Smart & Biggar | Canada | 25 Mar 2020

Federal Court of Appeal remands Remicade new use patent decision on anticipation and obviousness

In 2018 the Federal Court found that Kennedy's new use patent for infliximab (Janssen's Remicade) was valid and had been infringed by Hospira's…

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC | USA | 16 Mar 2020

Design Patent Infringement Affirmed Where Defendant Did Not Proffer Jury Instructions or Introduce Prior Art

In Hafco Foundry and Machine Co., Inc. v. GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance, Inc., [2018-1904] (March 16, 2020), the Federal Circuit affirmed the…

GEVERS | European Union | 24 Feb 2020

Obtaining patent protection for software in Europe

Under the European Patent Convention, a computer program per se is not considered a patentable invention; rather, program listings per se are…

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC | USA | 19 Feb 2020

Motivation to Combine Prior Art Can Come from Knowledge of those Skilled in the art, the Art Itself, or the Nature of the Problem

In Acoustic Technology, Inc. v. Itron Networked Solutions, Inc., [2019-1061] (February 19, 2020), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s…

Bereskin & Parr LLP | Canada | 5 Feb 2020

Patent Re-examination in Canada: Court Takes Truck Argument Off the Road

A recent article from our firm discussed processes for challenging a competitor’s granted Canadian patent rights. The Federal Court of Canada…

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC | USA | 30 Jan 2020

General Knowledge is Available in Obviousness Inquiry Even Though IPRs are Limited to Documentary Prior Art

In Koninklijke Philips N.V. V. Google, [2019-1177] (January 30, 2020), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB determination that claims 1-11 of U.S…

Linda Liu & Partners | China | 16 Dec 2019

中国での特許無効審判・公知技術の抗弁における 公然実施の証拠について

中国経済の迅速な発展に伴い、中国の特許出願件数および特許保有数 が大幅に増加し、権利行使の意識も高まっていることを背景に、特許侵害訴 訟数も年々増えている。また、近年では、巨額の損害賠償を認めた特許侵 害判例もいくつかあり、法的手段を通じて特許紛争の解決を図る企業や個…

Linda Liu & Partners | China | 16 Dec 2019

Studies on Evidence of Disclosure by Use in Patent Invalidation and Prior Art Defense in Chinese Practice

Along with the vigorous development of Chinese economy, there is a dramatic increase in the amount of patent application and patent ownership in…
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