• The PTAB Killing Fields: VirnetX patents worth more than $1 billion in district court lost at PTAB

    So obviously the patent claims VirnetX has used to pursue infringers such as Apple and Microsoft are not the weak patents that opponents of the patent system claim are the scourge of the system. Well — not so fast! Just because an Article III federal district court confirms the validity of a patent doesn’t mean anything anymore. Indeed, federal courts have become subordinate to the PTAB, which is as ridiculous as it sounds but sadly true. A patent is not valid until an Article I executive…

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  • Prepare for More Estoppel if the Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit on Partial IPR Institutions

    Partial institutions lessen the value of estoppel because the petitioner avoids estoppel on claims that were challenged but not instituted. The PTAB never issues a final written decision for these challenged-but-not-instituted claims. And because estoppel only applies to claims receiving a final written decision, these non-instituted claims escape the estoppel statute See, e.g., Shaw Industries Group v. Automated Creed Systems, 817 F.3d 1293, 1300 (Fed. Cir. 2016). In effect, the PTAB’s current…

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  • Houlihan Lokey Continues to Substantially Grow its Intellectual Property Advisory Team

    Hoilihan Lokey adds four new Officers in Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston, expanding their service offering to include Trademarks, Brands, and Copyrights. John A. Hudson and Brent Reynolds Sr. have joined the practice as a Director and Vice President, respectively; Scott Womack will join the firm early next month as a Vice President. Mr. Hudson and Mr. Womack will be based in Atlanta, and Mr. Reynolds is based in Houston.

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  • IPO Webinar on Exhaustion

    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled “Exhaustion Unleashed: Licensing, Other Business Strategy, and Litigation after Lexmark” on June 28, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Paul Jahn of Morrison & Foerster LLP; William Krovatin of Merck & Co., Inc.; and Richard Rainey of Covington & Burling LLP will explore the significant ramifications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark, and will discuss how companies will need to react to the newly-fortified power of exhaustion, including: • Structuring licenses as a way around exhaustion; • Antitrust concerns about enforcing…

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  • Webinar on Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharma Patent Litigation

    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled “Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharma Patent Litigation and Protecting IP Rights” on July 13, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving and Barbara R. Rudolph of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner will provide guidance to patent counsel on the implications of recent cases for labeling and discuss strategic considerations of label language, and offer best practices for labeling. The webinar will review the following topics: • What impact will recent decisions have on label language? • How do use codes fit in? • What strategic considerations should patent…

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  • Seminar on Japanese Patent Law Developments

    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) International Patent Committee will be offering a seminar on “Important Developments in Japanese Patent Law” by Kisaragi Associates on June 30, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (CT) in Chicago, IL. The seminar will provide important guidance on important developments in Japanese Patent Law and Administrative Practices, including information on the following topics: • How to obtain patents for software-related inventions in Japan that will be enforceable in courts. • The benefits of Japan’s accession to the Patent Law Treaty. • Methods to accelerate patent prosecution in Japan, including use of the…

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  • Webcast on Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    The Knowledge Group will offer a live webcast entitled “Essential Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: What Lies Ahead in 2017?” on June 27, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (EST). Fang Xie of Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Robert McFarlane of Hanson Bridgett LLP; Mark Thronson of Blank Rome LLP; and Alison Maddeford of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP will provide attendees with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as essential developments in patent subject matter eligibility. The panel will cover the following topics: • Patent Subject Matter Eligibility – Laws and Regulations • Judicial Framework for Determining…

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  • Webinar on PTAB Full or Partial Denials

    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled “Lessons from PTAB Full or Partial Denials to Obtain a Denial and Avoid an IPR” on July 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving, Joshua L. Goldberg, and Cory C. Bell of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner will provide patent counsel with an analysis of the ever-increasing number of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denials and partial denials and offer take-home lessons applicable in practitioners’ daily practice. The webinar will review the following topics: • How can practitioners use the lessons of the PTAB denials to learn…

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