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Scott A. McKeown
Federal Circuit Finds PTAB Claim Analysis Incomplete Relative to Markman

Functional Aspect of Structural Term Overlooked Wednesday, in Power Integrations, Inc., v. Lee (CAFC 2015) the Court considered the rejection of claims 1, and 17-19 of U.S Patent 6,249,876. Reexamination of the '876 patent was initiated by the...

Scott A. McKeown
Patent Reexamination Speed Presents New Opportunity

Improved Speed For Overlooked Post-Grant Patent Options Once upon a time, patent reexamination was the only mechanism to challenge a U.S. patent at the USPTO. First introduced as an ex parte proceeding in the 1980s, patent reexamination was expanded...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
USPTO Releases Updated Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

by James A. Zak As discussed in an earlier alert , the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been making efforts to train examiners on, clarify, and revise the issued 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility . These efforts...

David Bender
The Crisis in Software Protection

Excerpt: Software-related developments are often appropriate subject matter for copyright and/or trade secret protection. But some inventors of such subject matter seek protection for functional aspects that will be disclosed to the public –...

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff
Nimmer on Copyright and Milgrim on Licensing Cited in 9th Circuit Decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 th Circuit cited both Nimmer on Copyright and Milgrim on Licensing in Minden Pictures v. John Wiley & Sons , 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13197, its July 29 decision addressing standing of a photography licensing agency...

Scott A. McKeown
Beginning of the End for Kyle Bass & Friends

Motion for Sanctions Details True Hedge Fund Motives On Wednesday, Celgene filed its Motion for Sanctions against the Coalition for Affordable Drugs in IPR2015-01092, 1096, 1002, and 1103. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) now has until October...