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July 2018: Firm News

Weide & Miller issued 34 patents in the first half of 2018.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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February 2018: Firm News

Weide & Miller is listed among the best law firms in the United States by U.S. News.  Weide & Miller…
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January 2018: Firm News

Weide & Miller issued 87 patents in 2017, leading Nevada-based firms.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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April 2017: Firm News

Weide & Miller issued another 23 U.S. patents in the first quarter of 2017.
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Copyrightability of Fashion

The Copyright Act bars copyright protection for “useful items”.  Thus, in the case of Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands,…
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March 2017: Laches in Patent Infringement Cases

“Laches” is an equitable defense under the law which a defendant may assert to block a plaintiff from pursing a…
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January 2017: Firm News

Weide & Miller ended the year as Nevada’s most prolific patent firm by issuing a total of 70 U.S. patents…
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