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Goodwin Procter LLP
On August 2, 2022, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a proposed bill to further codify what is and is not proper subject matter for a patent claim at the United States Patent and Trademark...
Womble Bond Dickinson
"The Thaler ruling does not preclude the issuance of patents where AI was used in connection with the research. It only holds that an AI cannot be a named inventor."
Womble Bond Dickinson
Like the trademark owner, it's up to the owner of the certification mark to police and control use of the mark.
Winston & Strawn LLP
President Biden recently signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act, which will provide billions of dollars in spending and tax credits for companies to manufacture semiconductor chips...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
For most of us, we're stuck in the August heat, on delayed European vacations, or hopefully just hanging out at the beach. But for the Court it still was work as usual, including a return trip to the Federal Circuit...
Warren Law Group
There is a positive correlation between the rise of NFTs and the need for Intellectual Property rights. This issue has become so prevalent that the United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO)...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
In my first post about Pavo Solutions v. Kingston Technology a few weeks ago, I noted that the Federal Circuit rewrote claim language in the asserted patent by changing the claim element...
Venable LLP
"How can I help?" Not even the mayor of Miami could have predicted the effect those four simple words would have on the city traditionally known for its palm trees and nightlife.
The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech in May, aims to take advantage of the UK's post-Brexit position to make the UK a beacon for agri-food research...
Methods for treatment of the human or animal body by therapy (or surgery) are excluded from patent protection at the EPO under Article 53(c) EPC.
The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) functions to "provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection...
Volpe Koenig
This week on IP Goes Pop! co-hosts Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue are joined by fellow intellectual property attorney and Volpe Koenig Shareholder, Randy Huis, to...
Goodwin Procter LLP
We previously reported on Regeneron's antitrust suit against Amgen in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Amgen recently filed a motion to dismiss Regeneron's Complaint...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
When it comes to IPR petitions filed in the Bio/Pharma space, USPTO data tells us that while Bio/Pharma petitions make up only 8% of the total petitions filed for the fiscal year of 2022 (through June 30, 2022)...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Thaler v. Vidal, No. 21-2347 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 5, 2022), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment because an "inventor" must be a natural person.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Obviousness-type double patenting ("ODP") is a judicially-created doctrine intended to prevent the unjustified extension of the right to exclude granted by a patent. See In re Hubbell, 709 F.3d 1140, 1145 (Fed. Cir. 2013).
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In July 2019, computer scientist Stephen Thaler submitted two patent applications that named an artificially intelligent (AI) system as the sole inventor. This particular AI system—Device...
Foley & Lardner
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently confirmed in Thaler v. Vidalthat artificial intelligence (AI) agents cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent because the plain...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
From facial-recognition technology to voice assistants and self-driving cars, artificial intelligence these days is pretty remarkable. But according to our latest case of the week...
Jones Day
The USPTO released a study in June 2022 that analyzed the prevalence of Fintiv denials occurring between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021.
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