Last week, the Delaware District
Court stayed the litigation proceedings in Enhanced Security
Research, LLC, et al. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al. , C. A. No.
09-571-JJF, (June 25, 2010) at the defendant's request in view of two ongoing
With patent reform seemingly on
the back burner yet again, Senator Leahy stands on the In re Bilski soap box to
rally supporters Monday, noting:
In Bilski v. Kappos [ 2010 U.S. LEXIS
5521 (U.S. June 28,
2010) ] , the
Court unanimously affirmed the...
DOES THE ORIGINAL
PROSECUTION HISTORY FACTOR INTO A BROADEST REASONABLE
It is well established that a
broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) claim analysis is applied in
both the prosecution of patent applications...
Last Friday we explained the case
of Ex parte Yasukochi et al , in which the
Patentee argued that a rejection applied in reexamination was considered
during original prosecution, and thus, could not constitute an SNQ. (The
rejection at issue did not...
In a strange twist of fate, a
Ford design patent was recently invalidiated in patent reexamination based upon
a spy photo. In an appeal before the BPAI, ( ex
parte Ford Global Technologies, 90/007,640 ), the Board affirmed a
rejection of the underlying...
The Harvard "oncomouse" in case you have never heard of
it , is a strange little laboratory rodent genetically modified at Harvard
to grow a human ear on its back. (I've spared you the actual
photographs that are readily available on...
As detailed in our May 18, 2010 posting,
non-compliant requests for patent reexamination have been increasing at the
USPTO. As the Office is now more closely scrutinizing the
substance and procedural aspects of requests for patent reexamination, a...