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Our Own Patent Law Oddities
  • Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
  • USA
  • January 18 2019

For the fifty years between 1940 and 1990, The St. Louis Post Dispatch had a section in its comics pages titled “Our Own Oddities” that featured

Federal Circuit Rules On Standing To Appeal From PTAB In The Hatch-Waxman Context, And Addresses Obviousness Challenges To Prodrug Patents
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2019

On January 11, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion affirming the decision of the Patent Trial and

IPR Art Simultaneously Qualifying as Known or Used Subject to Estoppel
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2019

Post SAS, there are fewer exceptions to IPR estoppel. Indeed, the absence of partial institutions has led to many courts finding the “reasonably

Patentability in Russia
  • Russia, Global
  • January 8 2019

An overview of patentability in Russia

Two Asserted Lantus Patents CancelledCommercial Success Evidence Insufficient Because of Blocking Patents
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2019

On December 12, 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of Mylan in its inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. It

Recent Changes at the PTAB Appear to Benefit Patent Owners
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2018

Since the America Invents Act created new post-grant review proceedings, such as inter partes reviews (IPRs), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Rule 36 Judgment May Support Finding of Collateral Estoppel
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • December 21 2018

The Federal Circuit recently affirmed final written decisions in two inter partes reviews by holding that the patent owner was collaterally estopped

Supreme Administrative Court finds “same problem” is key to combining prior art evidence
  • IAM
  • Taiwan
  • December 19 2018

On 1 November 2018, Taiwan’s Supreme Administrative Court rendered a judgment on appeal (Pan Zi, 647) in which it found that “the substantive same

Collateral Estoppel is Allowed to Apply to Rule 36 Affirmances of the PTAB
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2018

The Federal Circuit has affirmed that a Rule 36 judgment may serve as a basis for collateral estoppel in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)

In IPR, a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words or Worse than Worthless
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • December 12 2018

Lawyers experienced in patent litigation know that a picture, well Explained, can be worth a thousand words. Juries and judges learn best when