Category Archive for "Post Issuance"

The Supreme Court and IPRs – a Mixed and Messy Bag of Results

In the Oil States decision handed down today, Justice Thomas authored the 7-2 majority decision affirming the constitutionality of IPR proceedings over challenges based on Article III separation of powers and the 7th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury.  Depending upon which camp you are in, this will be seen as either generally favorable (petitioners) or generally unfavorable (patent owners).

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Sarah Stensland Joins Patterson Thuente IP

Patterson Thuente IP welcomes attorney Sarah Stensland to the firm. Stensland joins as a partner and member of the firm’s litigation team. Her practice focuses mainly on patent and trademark infringement litigation, as well as representing clients in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the USPTO.  Stensland has considerable experience representing generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation. As a lawyer and chemical engineer, Sarah has a solid command of her clients’ technologies and helps them understand the full market value of their products and processes. Her clients include US-based and multinational corporations in the pharmaceutical, medical device and engineered materials industries. Learn more about Sarah!  
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Application accepted: Court says marks can cover certain software

Does a company that provides software perform a service that supports a service mark? In today’s technology-driven markets, this question is raised with increased frequency. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision in In re JobDiva, Inc. delivered good news to companies using this business model, although it also cited a caveat.

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Welcome Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D.

Patterson Thuente IP is proud to welcome patent attorney Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D. to our team! Learn more about her impressive background.

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Webinar: Patent Searching & PTAB Strategy

Brad Pedersen will join this webinar to talk about patent searching and PTAB strategy. Sign up at bit.ly/patentsearchingPTABwebinar
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Inter Partes Review: Best Practices and a Look Into the Data

Brad Pedersen will be discussing inter partes review with David Kappos in this webinar hosted by Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog. In addition to taking questions from the audience, they will discuss: (1) Whether there really is an inherent bias at the PTAB; and (2) Patentee estoppel – what is it and how can it be used by challengers to put patent owners at an even more serious disadvantage.   Register here!  

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Puget Bioventures Patent Upheld by Federal Circuit

Patterson Thuente IP and Puget Bioventures were successful at the Federal Circuit with a unique case involving a patent that expired during a PTAB appeal. On January 14, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated an inter partes re-examination decision, upholding some of the claims and affirming validity of other claims in Puget’s patent on knee replacement technology.

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