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Federal Circuit Grants Privilege to Clients’ Communications with non-Attorney Patent Agents

By Kevin Crenny – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overcame general presumptions against finding new forms of privilege, ruling that certain communications between non-attorney patent agents and their clients may be protected against discovery. The court extended privileged status to communications that relate to “obtaining legal advice on patentability and legal services.”

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Posted On Mar - 22 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Supreme Court Poised to Overrule Federal Circuit Again in Upcoming Patent Case

By Adi Kamdar – Edited by Travis West

The Supreme Court announced it would take up two parallel patent cases this term, Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. and Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., regarding the Federal Circuit’s strict standard for awarding enhanced damages for willful patent infringement — a standard that does not comport with recent high court rulings. Commentators predict the Supreme Court will overrule the Federal Circuit, continuing a clear trend that materialized through the Court’s last few terms.

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Kayla Haran

Court Rules Reputational Harm Confers Standing to Sue over Inventorship

Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Decision to Initiate Inter Partes Review Ruled Non-appealable

Expert Testimony Deemed Admissible Despite Lack of Peer Review

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Posted On Oct - 22 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Rejects En Banc Review of Infringement Willfulness Standard

By Paulius Jurcys – Yaping Zhang

The Federal Circuit rejected a motion for en banc review of a patent infringement case evaluating the willfulness standard and whether the standard should be changed in order to meet the interpretation provided by the Supreme Court in the Octane decision.

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Posted On Mar - 31 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News in Brief 

By: Cristina Carapezza

Federal Circuit Tackles Common Service Mark Question 

Federal Circuit Vacates $101 Million Damages Award in Medtronic Patent Case

USDA Not Liable for $10 Million to Subcontractor Building Wireless Broadband Networks

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Posted On Mar - 8 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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