Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPS: District Court Draws Line on Terminal Disclaimers for IP Owned by Subsidiaries

By Michael Febbo and Daniel Yannuzzi On September 25, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada ruled that the common ownership requirements of a terminal disclaimer were not met when the subject patent and its predecessor patent were owned by different wholly owned subsidiaries of...