Bancorp's patents, 5,926,792 and 7,249,037 , described a system for administering and
tracking the value of separate-account life insurance policies issued pursuant
to Corporate Owned Life Insurance and Bank Owned Life Insurance plans. In
Patent Reform, The Next "Big Thing"
Since being voted out of committee earlier
this month, the Patent Reform Act of 2011 (S.23) has been awaiting
floor debate. S.23 was first positioned behind the FAA bill in the
legislative queue, and...
The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski
Marsha Z. Gerber ,
Stephen M. McNabb ,
Gozie C. Onyema and
Kimberly Sullivan Walker
February 23, 2010
The program includes:
How U.S. export...
D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments February 23rd in a case that
poses the question of what "state of mind" is necessary for a showing of
actively induced patent infringement and whether actual knowledge of the
Infamous Katz Portfolio Withers Under Pressure of Patent Reexamination
USPTO empirical data is
quite helpful for determining the frequency by which claims are
amended, cancelled, or confirmed in patent reexamination. Yet, when it
comes to the...
The attached GT Alert reviews a recent Federal Circuit patent
damages opinion that will be useful for patent infringement defendants
generally, but particularly for companies whose high-revenue, highly
bundled products are accused of infringing...
The best IP deal for your company is the one that gets you the most bang
for your buck. Getting the most value out of a deal-or wisely deciding
not to do a deal-will depend on a number of things, but in deals
involving IP, one critical component is...
Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau discusses his article The Problem with Intellectual Property Rights: Subject Matter Expansion,
13 YALE J.L. & TECH. 35, which examines the expansion of subject matter that can be protected under intellectual property...
House and Senate Focus on Moving Forward
The Senate may begin debate on Patent Reform this week once the FAA Re-authorization Bill is settled. After last week's hearing in the House, it appears that a second bill will also emerge.
During a recent...
From Suffolk University's Intellectual Property Law Podcast Series Link to podcast series on iTunes U
Listen to Chris Carani's Design Patent Infringement and Gorham v. White -
How One Man's Spoon Revolutionized U.S. Design Law
FY 2011 Q1 Numbers Released by USPTO
Q1 of fiscal year 2011 is now in the books at the USPTO. Patent
reexamination filings continue to trend upward and are on track to surpass 2010 numbers by a healthy margin. (USPTO Patent Reexamination Statistics...
House to Preview Senate Progress on S.23
This Friday, February 11, 2011 the House Judiciary IP subcommittee
will conduct a hearing on U.S. Patent Reform. The topic of the hearing
is "Crossing the Finish Line on Patent Reform - What Can and Should...
International cooperation in clean tech innovation and diffusion is
increasingly common. One of the trends in this regard is a country's
trade officials organizing an international tour of home grown clean
tech companies, in many cases to the U...
a Santa Clara, California, thin-film photovoltaic (PV) company, has
been hit with a patent infringement suit involving a patent relating to
interconnection structures for PV cells.
The complaint, brought by a company called Solannex...
WASHINGTON (Monday, Feb.
7, 2011) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Monday
released the following comments after President Obama's remarks at the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce.
"Innovation drives the
On February 1st, the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski presented a discussion on the logistical, procedural, strategic and ethical
challenges facing a defendant in a patent litigation against multiple
By Chris Chan This is the February 2011 installment of Sutherland's "Financial Patent Holding Company Update." These updates are intended to provide our readers general information about the activities of patent holding companies (or non...
Microsoft v. i4i: Legislative Intent of Patent Reexamination?
The briefing in Microsoft v. i4i (Supreme Court 2011), has begun. As discussed at length previously , Microsoft has sought Supreme Court review of the following issue:
Whether the court...
From the United States Patent and Trademark Office :
Washington - The United States Patent & Trademark
Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) are pleased to report that
agreement was reached on the principles of the new Cooperative...
The Senate Judiciary Committee marked up S.23 - the
Patent Reform Act of 2011 . Attached are the two amendments that were adopted to
GRA11079 ( click the image below to view the entire document )
For more information about LexisNexis...
Corp. v. Easton Enters ., 2010-1057, 2010-1116, UNITED STATES COURT OF
APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 1915, January 31, 2011,
Decided [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available...
Patent Reform Voted Out of Committee
In yesterday's meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Patent
Reform Act of 2011 (S.23) was voted out of committee to the Senate
floor. This is the third time a patent reform bill has been moved to the...
"A little bird told me." It's an oldie, but it has new life
in the UK, particularly in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom today published guidance
on its practice relating to the use of "live text based...
S.515 Refined as to New Post Grant Options
For those of you lying awake at night wondering what minor word
changes have been made in the new patent reform legislation, you may now
rest easy. Attached is a mark-up of sections 6 and 7 of S.23 relative...
member states are not, under all circumstances, allowed to restrict the sale of
medical devices to only brick-and-mortar shops that specialize in medical
devices. That is the outcome of the recent Ker-Optica judgment ( C-108/09 of 2
December 2010 ...