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Due Process Trumps Validity Concerns in AIA Trials
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • USA
  • April 10 2018

In Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC, the Federal Circuit held that a panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) correctly declined to consider the

Arrest of evidence in shipping disputes
  • Van Traa Advocaten
  • Netherlands
  • December 12 2017

Recent developments in Dutch case law have opened up possibilities to arrest documentation andor other evidence. This conservatory measure to

The Importance of Affidavit Evidence in Proving Public Accessibility of Printed Publications
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

Addressing the issue of evidence sufficient to establish when a document qualifies as printed publication and prior art, the Patent Trial and Appeal

Prior Entitlement to FMLA Leave Is Not A Free Ticket To Miss Work For Non-FMLA Covered Reasons
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently upheld an employer’s decision to terminate an employee under its policy

Protected conversations may not be without prejudice
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2017

In Graham v Agilitas IT Solutions Ltd (UKEAT021217), the Employment Appeal Tribunal had to decide whether an employer could rely on parts of a

Current Public Availability of a Drug Label Does Not Demonstrate Public Availability at an Earlier Critical Date
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • USA
  • November 22 2017

In inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, petitioners bear the burden of demonstrating that documents relied on as printed publications were publicly

District Court Awards Punitive Damages In Sex-Based Harassment EEOC Suit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2017

In E.E.O.C. V. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C. No. CV 16-225, 2017 WL 5493975, at 2 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 16, 2017), a default judgement of liability was

I-526 Practice Tips to Help Avoid RFEs and NOIDs on Third-Party Exchangers
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2017

We previously reported on the disturbing Request for Evidence (RFE) trend where investors and their attorneys were not receiving RFEs in the mail even

Discrimination claims: does the initial burden of proof rest with the claimant?
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2017

Prior to the equality legislation being harmonised under the Equality Act 2010 the legislation governing equality at work was found in a number of

PTAB Decision Finding Inventor’s Testimony of Conception Not Corroborated Not Supported by Substantial Evidence
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2017

Patent Owner NFC Technology appealed a PTAB decision which found multiple claims of its patent unpatentable as obvious over a prior art reference. The