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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Rejection, Says No Exclusive Test For Patentability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a long-anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 agreed with the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that a method for hedging consumption risk costs is not patent-eligible and is instead an "abstract idea" ( Bernard L. Bilski and Rand Warsaw...

Manatt Bolsters D.C. Office With International IP Litigator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP has announced that Mike S. Ryu has joined the Washington, D.C., office of the firm as a litigation partner in the Intellectual Property practice. With more than 20 years of experience in the intellectual property field and a particular focus on international...

Supreme Court Rules Against University In Patent Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a dispute over patented HIV-detection kits, a divided U.S. Supreme Court on June 6 affirmed a Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically vest title to federally funded inventions in federal contractors or authorize contractors...

Stradling Adds Prominent Southern California IP Litigator As Shareholder

SAN DIEGO - Alexandra ("Alex") Mahaney, an IP litigation shareholder, has joined Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth as a shareholder, in its San Diego office and as a member of Stradling's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. Mahaney was formerly a partner at the San Diego...

High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Dispute Over Evidence In Patent Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Federal district courts deciding an adverse patentability ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) should apply a deferential standard of review, an attorney for the U.S. government told the U.S. Supreme Court Jan 9 ( David J. Kappos v. Gilbert P. Hyatt ...

Supreme Court Hears Patent Exhaustion, Soybean Seed Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) If allowed to stand, a 2011 Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling will threaten farmers by prioritizing "patent rights over personal property rights," something "that's never been done in 150 years,"an attorney for one such farmer told...

Supreme Court Affirms Patent Exhaustion Not Applicable In Seed Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A soybean farmer accused of infringing a patented pesticide-resistant seed was defeated May 13 in his efforts to avoid liability via the patent exhaustion doctrine, when the U.S. Supreme Court deemed the doctrine inapplicable to the dispute ( Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto...

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Dispute Over Cardiac Device Patents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The question of whether a patent licensee bears the burden of proving that its products do not infringe in a declaratory judgment action filed pursuant to MedImmune Inc. v. Genentech Inc. (549 U.S. 118, 137 [2007]) will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, which on...

Norton Rose Fulbright Releases 10th Annual Litigation Trends Survey

U.S. companies increasingly concerned about regulatory investigations The number of US companies facing regulatory proceedings increased for the third consecutive year, according to Norton Rose Fulbright's 10th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . The upward trend is the result of a stricter...

United States Supreme Court Remands Patent Case For Review As To Whether Terms In The Patent Are Sufficiently Define Under The Patent Act

The United States Supreme Court, on June 2, 2014, handed down the opinion in the case of Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc, 13-369 . Biosig Instruments, Inc. (Biosig) held a patent for a heart rate monitor and filed a patent infringement action against Nautilus, Inc. (Nautilus) that claimed that...