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Be Careful What You Sell, the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine is Expanded to Cover All Products Sold By a Patentee

The Supreme Court expanded the doctrine of Patent Exhaustion in Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark International Inc. No. 15-1189. The Supreme Court held that where a patentee...

The Supreme Court Redefines Some Of The Rules In The Game Of Forum Shopping

In TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, (No 16 -341) May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court concluded that under the patent venue statue,...

Like Some Bad Horror Movie: The Return of the Secret Prior Art

In the first Federal Circuit decision on the meaning of 35 U.S.C. §102 under the new AIA law (Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva (Appeal Nos. 2016-1284 and...

Large Law Firm Realizes What MWZB Has Known for Nearly 50 Years: Patent Applicants are Best Served by a Firm Dedicated to Patent Prosecution

In what Bloomberg Business has termed a “wake-up call,” a national litigation law firm last month decided to spin off into a separate firm nearly...

Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): What You Need To Know

The DTSA federalizes the misappropriation of trade secrets. Before this Act, trade secret law was conducted only at the state level where each state had...

MWZB found by PTO Analytics Firm to be Top 10 for Allowance Rate in PTO Chemical Technology Group

A PTO analytics firm (Juristat) recently found that Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan was among the Top 10 firms for allowance rate of patent applications...

Value in Underutilized Design Patents

Design patent protection is distinct from utility patent protection. Design patents protect the ornamental features of an article of manufacture rather than its utilitarian features....

Diagnostic Peptide Panels Patent-Ineligible?

Oxford Immunotec Ltd. v. Qiagen, Inc. et al., pending in the U.S. District Court, D. Mass. (Case 1:15-cv-13124-NMG), likely has a long way to go before...

New After Final Program at USPTO

In an attempt to reduce the number of appeals and RCE filings, and streamline after final practice, the USPTO launched a new pilot program on...

USPTO Announces a Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

In February The White House announced a national $1 billion initiative to achieve ten years’ worth of cancer research in the next five years to...
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