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In Power Integrations, Inc. v. Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, the PTAB provided new guidance to practitioners regarding the eligibility of conference papers as printed publications for use as prior art references in an IPR. IPR2017-01904,... By: Jones Day
Artificial intelligence (AI) — the science of teaching a machine how to “think” — has its roots in the 1950s. But until recently, it was considered a niche that was reserved for academics and government-sponsored research programs. And even today,... By: Mintz Levin
Explanatory note on the decisions of the German Federal Court of Justice (decision of Oct. 11, 2017, docket no. I ZB 96/16 - products for wound treatment) and the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf (decision of Sep. 21, 2017, docket no. I-2 W 4/17).... By: DLA Piper
The University of Minnesota (UMinn) and Toyota Motor Corp. (Toyota) co-own U.S. Patent 8,394,618 (the ’618 patent). After Reactive Surfaces Ltd. filed a petition for IPR of the ’618 patent, UMinn and Toyota filed a motion to dismiss the petition... By: Knobbe Martens
Citing Amgen v. Sanofi, 872 F.3d 1367, 1378-79 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the USPTO advises that "when an antibody is claimed, 35 U.S.C. § 112(a) requires adequate written description of the antibody itself."... By: White & Case LLP
Recently, a friend and I were watching The Bachelor—I know, I should be ashamed. During one of the commercial breaks, a spot appeared on-screen showing a woman wearing an elegant dress walking through a hallway. She turns into a doorway, and blue,... By: Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Yesterday, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed a trial court judgment finding that Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris and Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit single “Blurred Lines” infringed upon the defendants’ copyright in... By: Genova Burns LLC
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Pairwise Plants (Pairwise), an agricultural startup, have announced a collaboration to advance agriculture research and development by leveraging gene-editing technology. Under the agreement, Pairwise will work in... By: Bryan Cave
Since the creation of patent reviews at the Patent Office Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) by the America Invents Act of 2011, a very high percentage of reviewed patents have been declared invalid. Now, a bill has been introduced in the House of... By: McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.
In a Report and Recommendation issued December 7, 2017, Magistrate Judge Burke in the District of Delaware recommended that Amgen’s BPCIA complaint for infringement against Coherus Biosciences Inc. be dismissed with prejudice on the ground that... By: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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