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Alert - March 27, 2020

On March 23, 2020, the Federal Circuit denied appellant Arthrex Inc.’s (“Arthrex”) petition for rehearing en banc.  Accordingly, the original Federal Circuit panel decision of...

Alert - March 20, 2020

Back in the glory days of 2013 for petitioners, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) instituted a whopping 87% of trial petitions. Fast forward to 2020...

Alert - March 05, 2020

On February 13, 2020, the Federal Circuit granted...

Alert - February 14, 2020

With the start of a new year and a new decade, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana use—with many more states likely to follow suit. As a result...

Alert - February 14, 2020

On February 14, 2020, a federal jury rendered a $764 million verdict in favor of...

Alert - January 31, 2020

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) recently issued a decision in Emerson Electric Co. v. Sipco, LLC (IPR2016-00984) (Jan. 24, 2020) that illustrates some important points for patent practitioners to consider when requesting a certificate of correction for a patent subject to a Petition for Inter Partes Review before the...

Alert - January 08, 2020

Following an illustrious 43-year career with Brinks Gilson & Lione, Gary Ropski announced his retirement at the end of 2019.

Alert - November 12, 2019

Despite the fact that virtual patent marking was introduced nearly a decade ago, jurisprudence addressing virtual marking issues has been...

Alert - September 11, 2019

On August 16, 2019, the Federal Circuit issued a 2-1 decision holding that a lower court erred by adjudicating patent eligibility without resolving the parties’ claim...