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Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Colette Ghazarian – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board Under No Obligation to Review Evidence Not Originally Presented

“Substantially Pure” Compound Held Obvious When 50/50 Mixture and Pure Compound Prior Art Exists

Federal Circuit Expands Patent Enablement Analysis

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

University Awarded $234 Million in Patent Suit Against Apple

By Shailin Thomas – Edited by Cristina Carapezza

In October, the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin granted a partial judgment for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in its patent suit against Apple over technology incorporated into Apple processors. The District Court held that a device using a patented technology infringes even if it does not always utilize that technology. A jury later awarded $234 million in damages.

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Posted On Nov - 3 - 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

Patenting Bioprinting

By Jasper L. Tran – Edited by Henry Thomas

Bioprinting, the 3D-printing living tissues, is real and may be widely available in the near future. This emerging technology has generated controversies about its regulation; the Gartner analyst group speculates a global debate in 2016 about whether to regulate bioprinting or ban it altogether. Another equally important issue which this paper will explore is whether bioprinting is patentable.

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Posted On Sep - 23 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

More than a White Rabbit: Alice Requires Substantial Difference Prior to Embarking on Patent Eligibility

By Allison E. Butler – Edited by Travis West

On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its first software patent case in thirty-three years. The impact of Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank is broad but it appears to be a decision that was long overdue to address the many issues facing patentability of subject matter eligibility in various arenas where such issues are dominant.

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Posted On Sep - 19 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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