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The Federal Circuit Reviews Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions on Inter Partes Review

There are now three decisions of the Federal Circuit on appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on inter partes reviews: In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC and Microsoft Corporation v. Proxyconn Inc. Between them they shed some light on two of the most controversial issies relating to inter partes review: the use of the broadest reasonable interpretation of the claims in these...

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Patenting in the United States – Where are we now?

Recently, one of my Chinese students commented, "We used to think the United States was the world leader in patent law; now we think it is China" – a view perhaps tinged by natural chauvinism, but nevertheless raising questions as to where the United States patent policy is headed. There has long been a pendulum swinging between pro- and anti-patent environments and during the twenty-year term of a patent the full arc of the pendulum swing may...

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Rights of Co-Owners to License Patent Rights

It is sometimes tempting when entering into a joint research agreement to agree that both parties will jointly own any patent rights arising from the collaboration. However, unless the rights of each party are clearly set out in the agreement, this can lead to complications and may be dangerous. United States In the United States, 35 USC 262 provides that in the absence of an agreement to the contrary, each joint owner of a patent may...

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