by Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff
As I wrote previously, Congressman Goodlatte (R-Va.)
released "a discussion
draft " of patent reform legislation on May 23, 2013. Although the stated
purpose of the draft legislation is to "address the ever increasing problem of
abusive patent litigation...
The judicially created doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting is intended to prevent a patentee from obtaining multiple separate patents for inventions that are not patentably distinct. On August 21, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the case of AbbVie Inc. v. The Mathilda and...