When a patent undergoes review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), the Patent Owner has an opportunity to file a motion to amend claims so that a substitute claim can be proposed for each claim sought to be amended. Stakeholders, and even some jurists, have been critical of the PTAB for denying the majority […]
ChanBond sued several cable company defendants alleging patent infringement of three wideband signal distribution system patents in the District of Delaware in 2015. The defendants included Atlantic Broadband Group, Bright House Networks, Cable One, Cablevision, Cequel Communications, Charter Communications, Comcast Communications, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, RCN Telecom Services, Time Warner Cable, WaveDivision Holdings, and Wideopen […]
Kudos to the Chinese patent system! According to newly clarified rules, business method inventions that include a technical feature will be patentable in China. It is surprising to me and many others that China and the EP now offer more predictable protection for software patents than the U.S. For more information on the eligibility of software […]
Piers Blewett was a panelist on West LegalEdcenter’s presentation, “Patent Best Practices: “Insiders” Advice for In-House Counsel Patent Application Drafting.” This presentation provided insight into the patent drafting process and the best ways to interact with all the parties involved.
In July, 2014 Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (“Ericsson”) petitioned for inter partes review of claims 1, 2, 8-12 and 18-22 of U.S. Patent No. 7,787,431 owned by Intellectual Ventures II LLC (“IV”). In February, 2015, the Board instituted trial on claims 1 and 2 based on obviousness grounds, but denied institution of obviousness […]
Troy Smith is a registered patent attorney and counsels clients on IP issues with a focus on strategic patent procurement and portfolio management. Mr. Smith has developed patent portfolios, including domestic and foreign patents, for small and large companies, provided patent opinions, and provided litigation analysis. Patent risk management is another area of Mr. Smith’s work. […]
Schwegman is happy to announce the recent hiring of patent attorney, Anup Suresh. Prior to joining Schwegman, Anup served as in-house counsel and patent portfolio manager at two Fortune 50 companies, where his responsibilities included managing multiple patent portfolios, developing and executing patent strategies for several products and business units, invention harvesting, patent filing decisions, and […]
Schwegman is happy to announce the recent hiring of patent agent, Jordan Golomb. Jordan’s focus is on the mechanical, medical, electromechanical, and automotive arts. Jordan brings a unique perspective to being successful in the patent process. Driven by her personal interest in innovation, Jordan was drawn from engineering to inventing to patent law. Jordan learned […]
On February 23, Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary “Advanced PCT Training” seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards. The speaker for the PCT Seminar is Carl Oppedahl. Along with being a […]
Congratulations to Jim Shands, Justin McCarthy and Marc Hanish on becoming Principals at Schwegman!