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Some Clarity On Surname Trademarks From USPTO
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA, European Union
  • December 14 2017

In August, the USPTO issued Examination Guide 3-17, setting forth guidelines that effectively change the policies and procedures that address marks


Antibody Patents Are Not Immune to 112: Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, Aventisub LLC
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • December 14 2017

In Amgen v. Sanofi, the Federal Circuit held that evidence that first came into existence after the priority date may be considered in determining


PTAB Publishes Guidance on Motions to Amend in view of Aqua Products: Shifts Burden toItself
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2017

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has issued its Guidance on Motions to Amend in view of the Federal Circuit’s long-awaited Aqua Products decision. In


The Federal Circuit Criticizes A PTAB Partial Institution
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • December 13 2017

The PTAB’s practice of partially instituting IPRs has been in the news lately, with Jones Day recently arguing against that practice at the Supreme


Commission to Weigh in on IPR Estoppel
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

The Commission has determined to review an Initial Determination finding that Respondent Ford is estopped under 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(2) from asserting


Judicial Independence & The PTAB
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

As I have pointed out previously, the Board struggles to issue precedential decisions. This is because the Board (now approaching 300 judges) must


Federal Circuit Creates More Confusion Regarding Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

In Two-Way Media v. Comcast, the Federal Circuit has further muddied the waters regarding patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101. By


PTAB Issues Guidance on Motions to Amend in View of Aqua Products
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2017

On November 21, 2017, the PTAB issued guidance on motions to amend in view of the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal


Judge Koeltl Agrees that “Access” to Confidential Information is Enough to Trigger a Prosecution Bar
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2017

On November 20, 2017, District Judge John G. Koeltl (S.D.N.Y.) approved a prosecution bar for “any individual who gains access” to confidential


Obviousness Requires Demonstrating a Reasonable Expectation of Success
  • Harris Beach PLLC
  • USA
  • December 11 2017

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) upheld the district court’s finding of nonobviousness of a patent