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11/04/2019
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Patents4Life

Federal Circuit Rules that PTAB Judges are Unconstitutionally Appointed

In Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., Appeal No. 2018-2140 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 31, 2019), a three Judge Fed. Cir. panel of Moore,...

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10/30/2019
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Patents4Life

October 2019 Update: Subject Matter Eligibility – A Closer Look

Guest post from Edward Sandor. Warren Woessner also posted a blog about the Updated Guidance on October 21. On October 17, 2019, the USPTO...

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10/21/2019
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Patents4Life

PTO Releases New Guidelines on Subject Matter Eligibility

On Oct. 17th, the PTO published Guidelines intended to supplement the Jan. 2019 Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines (“2019 PEG”). The Guidelines and associated Examples...

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10/11/2019
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Patents4Life

OSI v. Apotex – Christmas in October!

In OSI v. Apotex, Appeal no. 2018-1925 (Fed. Cir., October 4, 2019), the panel reversed the PTAB and found that the method of treatment...

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10/08/2019
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Patents4Life

Athena’s “Questionable” Petition for Cert.

On October 1st, Athena filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court following the Fed. Cir.’s fractured denial for its...

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09/16/2019
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Patents4Life

Senate Subcommittee on IP Holds Hearings on SWOT of STRONGER Bill

This bill has been introduced into both houses of Congress in a bipartisan effort to curb the reach of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings...

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09/03/2019
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Patents4Life

INO v. Praxair – Method-by-Selection Claims Fail Mayo/Alice Test

In Ino Therapeutics LLC v. Praxair Distrib., Inc., Appeal no.2018-1019 (Fed. Cir., August 27, 2019) a divided Fed. Cir. panel comprising Judges Dyk and...

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08/27/2019
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Patents4Life

Nalproprion v. Actavis: WDR met by Substantially Equivalent Claim Elements(?)

In Nalproprion v Actavis, App. No. 2018-1221 (Fed. Cir., August 15, 2019) a divided panel of Judges Prost, Lourie and Wallach - Prost dissenting...

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08/21/2019
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Patents4Life

The United States Broken Patent System is Getting Worse

Guest post from The Hill, written by Russ Slifer of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. Inventors like Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla obtained patents to...

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08/12/2019
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Patents4Life

Genotyping Patent Claims Do Not Escape The Reach of s. 101

In Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. v. Laboklin GMBH & Co., the University of Berlin, App. No. 2018-1565 (Fed. Cir., Aug. 9, 2019), a Fed....

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08/02/2019
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Patents4Life

USPTO Proposes Fee Increases Across the Board

Predictably, the USPTO has proposed increasing fees for about every piece of "paper" they receive/require. While most of the increases are in the 5-10%...

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07/15/2019
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Patents4Life

Wide-Ranging Senate Bill Aims to Streamline Post-Grant Proceedings and Block Trolls

On Wednesday, Senator Coon—of 101 hearings fame—and five co-sponsors introduced the Stronger Patents Act in the Senate ("Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s...