The Oblon Aisin Seiki litigation team recently prevailed in the on-going Aisin Seiki ITC litigation. The notice of final determination was issued by the ITC on July 19, 2019 and confirmed a finding of no violation of Section 337 in favor of Oblon client, Aisin Seiki and their customers, Toyota and Honda.
Lisa Mandrusiak and the Oblon Trademark Department have secured two federal service mark registrations on behalf of Bryanna's Love, Inc. a charitable organization dedicated to helping children suffering from cancer.
The USPTO issued a release stating: Beginning July 1, the USPTO will again accept new international applications to the IP5 Offices Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Collaboration Search and Examination (CS&E) pilot.
Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. ("Enzo") appealed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granting summary judgment against Enzo and holding that the asserted claims were invalid for lack of enablement. The Federal Circuit affirmed.
On July 16, 2019, the Patent Office published its 2019 Trial Practice Guide Update, a copy of which can be found here. This follows on the heels of last August's Trial Practice Guide Update (here) which, perhaps most importantly, provided patent owners with a sur-reply to petitioner's reply brief as a matter of right.
In denying the petition for rehearing en banc the majority of the Federal Circuit abdicated its responsibility to define the limits of the Supreme Court's Mayo decision. Judge Dyk on the 25th birthday of the Federal Circuit noted that:
The USPTO is hosting a combined Circuit and Optics group Partnership meeting on August 15, 2019. Aldo Martinez has been invited to present on the topic "Interview Practice for Productive Prosecution" and to speak as a panel member alongside TC Directors, Quality Assurance Specialist, a PTAB Judge and practitioners.
Oblon will sponsor the 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium, which takes place on September 22, 2019 in Boston, MA.
Today, Oblon launched its Life Sciences blog, www.lifesciencesipblog.com , which is designed to report and comment on Intellectual property matters related to the life sciences industry.
Oblon was recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the America's leading firms in Patent Prosecution, Re-Examination and Post Grant Proceedings for the 11th straight year.
Oblon celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Oblon Tokyo Office with a lunch-reception attended by over 60 client guests. Thank you for your support!