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Non-Patent Literature at the PTAB
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2018

Typically, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) is thought to disfavor non-patent literaturethat is, “printed publications” under 35 U.S.C

Draft Your Patents Carefully
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

Droplets, Inc. v. ETRADE Bank, No. 16-2504 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 19, 2018), is a cautionary tale on the need for careful patent prosecution. Because of an

District Of Minnesota Certifies Securities Fraud Class Action But Narrows The End Of Putative Class Period To The Date Of The Initial Corrective Disclosure
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

On January 30, 2018, Judge John R. Tunheim of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted class certification in a

Medtronic Pain Management Device Approved by FDA
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • January 22 2018

Medtronic announced FDA approval and U.S. launch of its Intellis Platform for the management of certain types of chronic intractable pain. According

Infringement under Doctrine of Equivalents Remains Difficult to Win
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

A recent Federal Circuit case reminds us how difficult it is for a patent holder to win an infringement case based on a doctrine of equivalents (DOE

Medtronic Receives Regulatory Approval for Surgical Navigation Device
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • September 20 2017

According to Medtronic news release, the company recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA and a CE mark from the E.U. for its

Checking Out the B-Side
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2017

Search for Medtronic on this blog and you're going to find preemption cases. Lots of preemption cases. Mostly preemption victories for the defense. An

Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Delaware Test for Direct Versus Derivative Action
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

In a case arising out of the inversion transaction where Medtronic merged with Coviden, the Minnesota Supreme Court spoke on the proper test of

PTAB May Be Preferred Forum to Assert Patent Priority-Claim Defects
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

It is well-known that the patent statutes provide patent applicants with the ability to claim priority to an earlier-filed provisional or

Federal Circuit May Be Poised to Eliminate Issue Joinder
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2017

A Federal Circuit panel may toss so-called “issue joinder” from inter partes review proceedings after hearing oral arguments last month in Nidec Motor