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  • PTAB Grants Rehearing of Patent in Delaware Litigation // February 4, 2016
    In a rare move, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently granted rehearing of its denial to institute inter partes review of Greatbatch Ltd.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,327,553.  Read more

  • Top Patent Trends for 2016 // January 6, 2016
    The protection of intellectual property rights through the use of patents remains critically important in today’s global economy. Court decisions in 2015 affected important elements of patent law and laid the foundation for continuing evolution of the law in 2016. Read more

  • What is the Status of Patents for Software Inventions, Post-Alice? // October 7, 2015
    It has been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank which ruled that the two-step Mayo analysis should be applied to all patents in determining patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101. Read more

  • 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Trends for Patents // January 13, 2015
    2014 was widely viewed as a train wreck for patent owners and patent applicants. Patent litigants were painted as shakedown artists, and courts struck down many conventional damages models such that even successful litigants (e.g., Apple) saw their awards cut significantly.  Read more

  • AIA Post-Grant Review and Monitoring of Third-Party U.S. Patent Grants // September 25, 2014
    Update pertaining to the USPTO's Post-Grant Review procedure, and our complimentary patent monitoring service.   Read more

  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Business-Related Software Inventions // July 14, 2014
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on a patent case,  Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, regarding whether business-related software inventions are entitled to patent protection under 35 U.S.C. § 101, which defines the statutory categories of inventions entitled to patent protection. Read more

  • Women in Profession Roundtable Discussion // April 29, 2014
    Panitch Scharze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partner, Patricia S. Rogowski, served as a panelist for the Women in the Profession roundtable discussion hosted by the The Legal Intelligencer. Read more

  • Is Trade Secret Definition an Active Litigation Matter? // October 8, 2013
    Regardless of your role in any litigation, for the foreseeable future, trade secret criminal prosecution is here to stay and we need to conduct ourselves and represent our clients accordingly. Read more

  • The Rise of Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) Patent Litigation // July 13, 2013
    The biggest news of this year in the patent industry is the dramatic increase in patent litigations filed by non-practicing entities, or NPEs. A record 60 percent of all patent litigations in the past year were filed by NPEs, which affects the entire landscape of patent litigation. Read more

  • Trademark Enforcement in the New Internet Domain Landscape // May 9, 2013
    For a fee, trademark owners can record their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse, and this information will be made available to those seeking to register new generic top-level domain names, or gTLDs. Read more

  • What Companies Need to Know about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) Patent Reform Legislation: Part III // May 1, 2012
    Part III of this series of articles examines the changeover from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-to-file" system. Read more

  • What Companies Need to Know about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) Patent Reform Legislation: Part II // April 1, 2012
    Part II of this series of articles looks at new examination provisions, fees, fee structures, and review processes. Read more

  • What Companies Need to Know about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) Patent Reform Legislation: Part I // March 1, 2012
    Part I of this series of articles will focus mainly on key litigation-related provisions that are effective now. Read more

  • Sweeping Patent Law Reform Enacted // September 16, 2011
    The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) has been signed into law, resulting in the most sweeping changes to U.S. patent law in decades. Read more

  • A Primer on Establishing an Effective Patent Program // September 1, 2011
    This column is the fourth in a four-part series examining the latest developments in the vital area of patents, particularly those that relate to the display industry. Read more

  • The Importance of Proper Patent Marking: What You Don't Know May Hurt You, Monetarily // July 1, 2011
    This article is a segment from the July 2011 newsletter covering the importance of proper patent marketing. Read more

  • How to Patent Inventions on a Tight Corporate Budget // October 1, 2010
    Much can be done to control the costs of the patent process while still maintaining high quality of the resultant patent portfolio. Read more

  • How to Establish an Effective Patent Program in a Company That Does Not Currently Have a Program or Does Not Regularly Seek Patents // March 1, 2010
    If your company is ready to do so, what steps must be taken to make the patent application process as effective as possible? Read more

  • Recent Developments: How the Recession Has Affected the World of Patents // September 1, 2009
    While the economy "recovers" from our deep recession (at least according to the economic experts), one important issue facing our clients is how this recession has affected the world of patents. Read more

  • Understanding the Scope of Patents and Identifying Potential Infringement Issues // November 1, 2007
    This column is the third in a four-part series examining the latest developments in the vital area of patents, particularly those that relate to the display industry. Read more

  • The Increased Importance of Patent Portfolio Building in View of KSR vs. Teleflex // October 1, 2007
    This column is the second part in a four-part series examining the latest developments in the vital area of patents, particularly those that relate to the display industry. Read more

  • Obtaining and Enforcing Patents: New Standards for Patentability of Inventions // September 1, 2007
    This column is the first in a four-part series examining the latest developments in the vital area of patents, particularly those that relate to the display industry. Read more

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