Last week Docket Navigator delivered a troubling headline regarding a recent District Court decision – “Invalidity Opinion Delivered After Product Launch No Defense to Willful Infringement.” As a practitioner who regularly drafts non-infringement and invalidity opinions, this sort of headline tends to catch your attention; especially after the Supreme Court appeared to breath new life […]
Schwegman is thrilled to partner with eBay for the Silicon Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon. The luncheon will take place at the Fairmont Hotel (San Jose) on May 18.
Schwegman is proud to be named as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine. The nomination process consisted of a three and a half month period where Minnesota companies had the opportunity to nominate themselves or another local company for consideration — nominations were submitted through the Minnesota […]
Schwegman is sponsoring the New Member/First-Time Attendee Reception at the upcoming AIPLA Spring Meeting. The Spring Meeting will take place in San Diego, CA.
Schwegman is proud to be a patron of the Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA) Symposia at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. To learn more about MeMeA Symposia and to register, click here.
When a patent undergoes review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), the Patent Owner has an opportunity to file a motion to amend claims so that a substitute claim can be proposed for each claim sought to be amended. Stakeholders, and even some jurists, have been critical of the PTAB for denying the majority […]
ChanBond sued several cable company defendants alleging patent infringement of three wideband signal distribution system patents in the District of Delaware in 2015. The defendants included Atlantic Broadband Group, Bright House Networks, Cable One, Cablevision, Cequel Communications, Charter Communications, Comcast Communications, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, RCN Telecom Services, Time Warner Cable, WaveDivision Holdings, and Wideopen […]
Kudos to the Chinese patent system! According to newly clarified rules, business method inventions that include a technical feature will be patentable in China. It is surprising to me and many others that China and the EP now offer more predictable protection for software patents than the U.S. For more information on the eligibility of software […]
Piers Blewett was a panelist on West LegalEdcenter’s presentation, “Patent Best Practices: “Insiders” Advice for In-House Counsel Patent Application Drafting.” This presentation provided insight into the patent drafting process and the best ways to interact with all the parties involved.
In July, 2014 Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (“Ericsson”) petitioned for inter partes review of claims 1, 2, 8-12 and 18-22 of U.S. Patent No. 7,787,431 owned by Intellectual Ventures II LLC (“IV”). In February, 2015, the Board instituted trial on claims 1 and 2 based on obviousness grounds, but denied institution of obviousness […]