January 28, 2021 7 min read
On January 27, in KEYnetik, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded an obviousness determination by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
January 20, 2021 5 min read
In Haag-Streit AG v. Eidolon Optical, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the validity of patent claims for a device that illuminates a patient's eye while examining it for epithelial defects.
January 15, 2021 9 min read
In 2020, IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 United States patent grants, making them the top patent recipient for the 28th year in a row. I got a chance to interview Shireen Bhatia, who interned at “Big Blue” during her first summer of law school to talk about her experience working at one of the world's most innovative companies.
January 14, 2021 5 min read
In "explosive" fashion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) obliterated three patents for confirming the consummation of transactions on January 13, 2021. The patents explain circumstances where buyers and sellers may not wish to exchange payments at the initial transaction time, such as when they agree to meet up later to exchange the goods and money.
January 13, 2021 5 min read
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the invalidity of U.S. Patent No. 6,864,796 (the '796 patent) based on eligibility grounds in iLife Technologies, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.
January 13, 2021 4 min read
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, several sources confirmed that the German ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement will be put on hold as the German Federal Constitutional Court analyzes two constitutional complaints that have been filed regarding the agreement. This article will provide a primer on the goals of the UPC.
January 12, 2021 5 min read
On January 12, 2021, the Federal Circuit affirmed a PTAB finding of patent ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. Section 101 for an application reciting claims for creating a floral arrangement on an electronic digital display.
January 12, 2021 5 min read
In my second installment of ITC Week, I am discussing a new twist to what may end up being one of the most high-octane litigations of 2021. On the heels of an anti-suit injunction from a Wuhan court (and now an anti-anti-suit injunction in response from the Eastern District of Texas), Samsung has raised the stakes in its dispute against Ericsson by filing an ITC complaint.
January 10, 2021 6 min read
On Friday, January 8, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear a case about whether an assignor of a patent can subsequently challenge the validity of the patent when being sued for infringement.