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Alert - March 22, 2017

On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States held in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC that laches cannot be used as a defense against damages for patent infringement where the infringement occurred within the six year period prescribed by 35 U.S.C. § 286...

Alert - March 16, 2017

The State Intellectual Property Office of China (“SIPO”) on March 1, 2017 finalized the amendment to its Guidelines for Examination; the amendments included patentability of business method patents, enhanced claiming options for software-related inventions, post-filing submission of experimental data for chemical inventions, liberalized amendment practice in post-grant invalidation proceedings, and availability of prosecution documents of Chinese patents and applications...

Alert - March 03, 2017

On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. to address whether the act of supplying from the United States a single commodity component of a multicomponent invention for combination abroad constitutes patent infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1)...

Alert - February 10, 2017

Since implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, inter partes review (“IPR”) and other post-grant proceedings have been used successfully...

Alert - January 30, 2017

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam to examine the constitutionality ...

Alert - January 24, 2017

On January 14, 2017, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) implemented numerous amendments to its Trademark ...

Alert - January 11, 2017

The maker of “My Other Bag” tote bags received its hoped-for holiday gift in late December ...

Alert - January 10, 2017

Discovery of the revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR touched off a battle between the University of California ...

Alert - January 04, 2017

As part of its annual “Special 301” identification and review of countries that deny adequate and...