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Are You A Young Inventor? File A Patent Tips and advice on how young inventors can protect their intellectual property.

by Lauren J. Young The children really are our future—some of the most innovative ideas and inventions can come from our youth. The creative caliber of young inventors’ scientific ideas was reflected at the May 2017 Intel International Science and... Read more →

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Storer v. Clark

This patent interference contest involves methods of treating hepatitis C by administering compounds having a specific chemical and stereochemical structure, based on the following foundation formula of a five-membered ring having the fluorine substituent in the 2´(down) position: Storer Br.... Read more →

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Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios, Inc.

The panel affirmed the district court’s order denying defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion to strike a state law claim for breach of implied-in-fact contract in a copyright case. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants infringed his copyright in a screenplay and used... Read more →

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Matal v. Tam

Simon Tam, lead singer of the rock group “The Slants,” chose this moniker in order to “reclaim” the term and drain its denigrating force as a derogatory term for Asian persons. Tam sought federal registration of the mark “THE SLANTS.”... Read more →

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Outdry Technologies Corp. v. Geox S.P.A.

Outdry Technologies Corp. (“Outdry”) appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“Board”) inter partes review decision holding that claims 1–15 of U.S. Patent No. 6,855,171 (“the ’171 patent”) would have been obvious over a combination of prior art. For... Read more →

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Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics. LLC

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland Heartlab, Inc. accused True Health Diagnostics LLC of infringement of three patents that claim methods for testing for myeloperoxidase in a bodily sample and a fourth patent that claims a method for treating a... Read more →

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EmeraChem Holdings, LLC v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

EmeraChem Holdings, LLC (“EmeraChem”) appeals from a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) that claims 1–14 and 16–20 of U.S. Patent No. 5,599,758 (“the ’758 patent”) would have been obvious over U.S. Patent No. 5,451,558 (“Campbell ’558”),... Read more →

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Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.

The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA or Act) provides an abbreviated pathway for obtaining Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a drug that is biosimilar to an already licensed biological product (reference product). 42 U.... Read more →

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One-E-Way, Inc. v. International Trade Commission

The International Trade Commission found the claim term “virtually free from interference” indefinite and invalidated the asserted claims of One-E-Way’s patents. Because we conclude that the term “virtually free from interference,” as properly interpreted in light of the specification and... Read more →

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Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Westlake Services

Credit Acceptance Corp. (“CAC”) appeals the final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) in a Covered Business Method (“CBM”) review proceeding. The Board determined that claims 10–12 and 14–33 of CAC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,950,807 B2... Read more →

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