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Eric L. Lane
Chevy Unveils Bolt; Planned Production Date Would Secure BOLT Trademark

A previous post took a deep dive into two recently filed U.S. eco-mark applications filed by General Motors for the marks BOLT and CHEVROLET BOLT (Application Nos. 86357513 and 86357523 for “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles”). That...

Scott A. McKeown
PTAB Expanded Panel Reverses Field on Issue Joinder

Issue Joinder within Statute, Matter of Agency Discretion At the outset of this year, I explained how Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508) was one of five Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions that changed post-grant...

Scott A. McKeown
Product Manuals vs. Products: Breadth of IPR Estoppel

Court Sheds Light on "Reasonably Could Have Raised" IPR Estoppel The petitioner estoppel provision of Inter Partes Review (IPR), 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2), precludes a petitioner from asserting invalidity in a subsequent litigation or ITC...

Eric L. Lane
Toyota Offers Limited Free Trial of Fuel Cell Vehicle Patents

In the wake of Tesla’s move to make its entire patent portfolio available via a blog post / covenant not to sue, Toyota made big news recently with a similar though more limited green patent proclamation of its own. The automaker announced that...

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff
Will Government Efforts to Derail Patentable Subject Matter Status Quo Derail Its Efforts to Promote Personalized Medicine?

by Dov Greenbaum President Obama -- in his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address -- declared Personalized Medicine as a technology he would like to pursue. Here we examine developments in the Federal Circuit (which ruled in a related Myriad case...

Scott A. McKeown
CAFC Endorses Use of BRI in AIA Trial Proceedings

CAFC Decides First IPR Trial Appeal On Feb. 4, in In Re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC , the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided that the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) construct was appropriate for interpreting patent...