Oblon Client - KFUPM Ranked Fourth in Top 100 Universities Granted US Utility Patents in 2018
The National Academy of Inventors and the IPO Association, ranked an Oblon client, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), fourth place in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018.
Commercial Success of Claimed Product over Non-Infringing Competitive Products as Evidence of Non-Obviousness
During litigation or contested proceeding the patentee can point to commercial success of a product as evidence of non-obviousness of the claimed product. Although some work is necessary to show the nexus between the success in the market and the claimed invention, the evidence showing, for example, the product taking sales from competitive products could help the patentee's case.
SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY AND IPR'S: AND NOW, THE REST OF THE STORY
Radio great Paul Harvey would always leave listeners hanging during his broadcast, then return from a commercial with "the rest of the story". Previously, I wrote on the Federal Circuit ruling with respect to Tribal Immunity (https://www.oblon.com/publications/tribal-immunity-in-ipr-is-dealt-a-death-blow-by-the-federal-circuit). At the end of that article I stated: "I note, however, that in the final sentence of their analysis, the Federal Circuit explicitly stated that this decision did NOT address whether there is any reason to treat state sovereign immunity differently with respect to IPR proceedings. That will remain to be seen…"
Oblon will sponsor the IPBC Korea event entitled Corporate IP Best Practice, which will be held in Seoul Korea on April 5, 2019.
Edwin Garlepp will be speaking, and Seongyoune (Sean) Kang will also be attending.