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Post-Grant Patent Proceedings
January 26, 2021
Sometimes, Being Methodical May Not be Enough
September 21, 2020
Amazon Crime: Sellers Conspire to Pay Bribes to Amazon Insiders, Earning $100M in the Process
May 13, 2020
Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.: Works Produced by Judges or Legislators in the Course of Their Official Duties Are Not Protected by Copyright, Including the Annotations in Georgia’s Official Code
This is not legal advice, please see Disclaimer.
February 13th, 2020
Patentability 101: A Review of the 2019 Guidance and Update on Subject Matter Eligibility
For nearly a decade, the area of law concerning patent subject matter eligibility has been fraught with turbulence. Patent examiners,…
July 30th, 2019
Attorney Fees in Civil Actions Against the Director under 35 U.S.C. 145 – A review of Iancu v. NantKwest Set for October 7, 2019 Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Patent applicants may seek judicial review of adverse decisions of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in one…
May 14th, 2019
Patent Trends in AgTech
Global agricultural productivity more than tripled between 1960 and 2015. Despite such impressive growth, given current trends, global hunger will…
March 20th, 2019
2019 Intellectual Property Series for Patents at KILN Lehi
The intellectual property law firm of Workman Nydegger is pleased to announce that Workman Nydegger attorneys will be discussing the…
March 6th, 2019
GO SPEED RACER GO! Winning Strategies for Getting that Patent Issued – SPEEDILY.
The length of the patent examination process (generally 2-4 years) tends to frustrate inventors and large companies alike. Occasionally, the…
February 28th, 2019
Now May Not be the Best Time to Enforce Your Diagnostic Method Patent
Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2019). In the wake of the Federal Circuit’s decision to…
February 20th, 2019
Workman Nydegger IP Attorney, J. Dustin Howell discusses insights into patents, trademarks and intellectual property on the Live Create Launch Podcast.
February 4th, 2019
Supreme Court in Helsinn: Secret Sales Can Qualify as Prior Art Under the AIA
Prior to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), 35 U.S.C. §102 entitled a person to a patent unless, among other…
November 19th, 2018
Ancora Tech. v. HTC – Yet Another Federal Circuit Decision Finding A Computer-Based Invention Patent Eligible Under Alice/Mayo Step One
On November 16, 2018 the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided Ancora Technologies, Inc. v.…
August 23rd, 2018
Overriding Patents – The Naloxone Dilemma
With no end in sight to the ongoing, and widening, opioid epidemic in the United States, politicians, public health officials,…
July 25th, 2018
Claiming an Economic Practice or a Mathematical Technique after SAP America, Inc., v. Investpic, LLC.
Alice rejections (rejections under 35 U.S.C. § 101) often relate to claims that are rejected as being directed to abstract…
July 18th, 2018
Patent Drafting Reminders Gleaned from the July 16, 2018 Federal Circuit Decision (Blackbird Tech. LLC v ELB Electronics Inc.).
On July 16, 2018, the Federal Circuit published its precedential decision in Blackbird Tech LLC v. ELB Electronics. Background: Blackbird…
April 12th, 2018
In Re: Power Integrations, Inc.
The broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim term cannot be uncoupled from the specification or render the term meaningless in…
March 12th, 2018
Finjan Your Claims to Patent Eligibility
On January 10, 2018 the Federal Circuit (hereinafter the ‘Court’) released its decision in Finjan v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc.…
March 6th, 2018
The “Quick & Dirty” Provisional – And Other Mythical Creatures
Frequently, after discussing the potential costs associated with pursuing patent protection, a potential new client will ask: “Can’t we just…
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