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Federal Circuit Extends Arthrex to Ex Parte PTAB Appeals

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Ajinomoto Delaware Litigation Heads Toward Victory with Patent Owner's Asserted Claims Found Indefinite In Claim Construction Ruling

Recently Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg for the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware approved and adopted Magistrate Judge Lloret's Markman decision in its entirety, finding Plaintiff Kyowa Hakko Bio Co.'s (KHB) asserted patent claims invalid as indefinite. KHB had asserted infringement of its U.S. Patent RE45,723 allegedly covering an Ajinomoto process for manufacturing glutamic acid commonly used as an additive in food products.

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USPTO Announces Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program

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RCE/National Stage Kerfuffle: PTO Creates a Nightmare Scenario

Much has been written lately about the USPTO's recent enforcement of its controversial interpretation of filing Requests for Continued Examination (RCE) in National Stage applications (i.e., applications under 35 U.S.C. §371) where the oath/declaration was not filed prior to filing the RCE. This post will not address the legal merits of the USPTO's position.

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Mitigating Joint Infringement Liability After Del. Patent Ruling

Alexander Englehart wrote the article "Mitigating Joint Infringement Liability After Del. Patent Ruling" featured in Law360.

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A Diagnostic Patent Is Found Patent Eligible At the Federal Circuit

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2020 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference

Todd Baker, Lisa Mandrusiak, Chris Riccuiti, and Michael Casey will be attending the 2020 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference on March 10-12, 2020.

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Oblon Named a "Best Law Firm 2020"

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Ten Oblon Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers 2020

Eleven Oblon attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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Oblon Ranked Again in IAM Patent 1000

Oblon's Patent Prosecution practice and partners from the firm's Chemical, Electrical & Mechanical and Litigation practices have received top national rankings in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals.

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