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23 08, 2018

June 2018: Foreign Lost Profits for Infringement of US Patents

By |2019-10-27T18:42:41-07:00August 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on June 2018: Foreign Lost Profits for Infringement of US Patents

In the case of WesternGeco Ltd. v. Ion Geophysical Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit’s rule against extraterritorial lost profits for infringement of U.S. Patents.  The Supreme Court ruled that 35 U.S.C. § 271(f), [...]

23 08, 2018

April 2018: PTAB Partial Decisions in AIA Reviews

By |2019-10-27T18:42:25-07:00August 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on April 2018: PTAB Partial Decisions in AIA Reviews

In a close 5-4 decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, the Supreme Court found that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s previous practice of agreeing to review some challenged claims and deny review of others in [...]

23 08, 2018

April 2018: Constitutionality of IPRs

By |2019-10-27T18:42:10-07:00August 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on April 2018: Constitutionality of IPRs

The America Invents Act created a new vehicle for challengers to attach patents:  the Inter-Parties Reexamination or “IPR”.  In the case of Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, Oil States contended that the [...]

23 08, 2018

February 2018: Firm News

By |2019-10-27T18:41:53-07:00August 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on February 2018: Firm News

Weide & Miller is listed among the best law firms in the United States by U.S. News.  Weide & Miller is ranked Tier 1 for Patent Law and Patent Litigation for 2018.

22 08, 2018

December 2017: Immoral or Scandalous Trademarks

By |2019-10-27T18:41:21-07:00August 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on December 2017: Immoral or Scandalous Trademarks

In the case of In re Brunetti, a panel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a finding of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the panel determining the Lanham Act (trademark law) prohibition [...]

21 08, 2018

December 2017: Multiple Actor Direct Infringement

By |2019-10-27T18:14:44-07:00August 21st, 2018|Information, Patents|Comments Off on December 2017: Multiple Actor Direct Infringement

A long-accepted rule in U.S. patent law was that to find direct infringement of a method claim, performance of all claimed steps must be attributable to a single entity. Under prior case law, the actions of a [...]

21 08, 2018

May 2017: Location of Patent Infringement Suits

By |2019-10-27T18:18:19-07:00August 21st, 2018|Information, Patents|Comments Off on May 2017: Location of Patent Infringement Suits

In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1400, a patent infringement suit may only be brought in a jurisdiction where the defendant resides or where the defendant has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established [...]

21 08, 2018

May 2017: Copyright Registrations – a Prerequisite to Litigation?

By |2019-10-27T18:40:56-07:00August 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on May 2017: Copyright Registrations – a Prerequisite to Litigation?

In the case of Fourth Estate Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com LLC, et al., the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit deepened the split between the circuit courts on the issue of whether a copyright registration must [...]

21 08, 2018

May 2017: On Sale Bar to Patenting

By |2019-10-27T18:40:40-07:00August 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on May 2017: On Sale Bar to Patenting

In the case of Helsinn Healthcare SA v. Teva Pharmacueticals USA, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that the America Invents Act did not change the “on-sale bar” to patenting an invention.  The [...]