A Texas jury awarded $482 million to a radiologist on his claim that a medical stent manufacturer willfully infringed his patent.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed the America Invents Act into law last week, a measure he said will benefit businesses by allowing inventions to get to market sooner and cut down on red tape and patent-related litigation.
Section 282 of the Patent Act requires that an invalidity defense be proved by clear and convincing evidence.
U.S. Supreme Court. Microsoft v. i4i Partnership, No. 10-290. June 9, 2011. Lawyers USA No. 993-2980.
Over the last two years, patent attorneys have seen marked differences in the way patent applications are handled, and how a backlog of 700,000-plus filed patent applications are being tackled, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
WASHINGTON – Just days after the Senate passed a patent reform measure that would bring the United States’ patent laws in line with those of most other countries, a companion bill was introduced in the House.
Must the invalidity defense under the Patent Act be proved by clear and convincing evidence?
Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership, No. 10-290. Certiorari granted Nov. 29, 2010. Ruling below: 598 F.3d 831. (Fed. Cir. 2010).
Can an inventor transfer his rights in a jointly-owned, federally-funded patent to a third party?
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, No. 09-1159. Certiorari granted: Nov. 1, 2010. Ruling below: 583 F.3d 832 (Fed. Cir. 2009).
Businessmen could not seek a patent on an investment concept that purported to show energy market investors how to hedge against the risk of price changes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.