Charles Gholz hosts IP American Inns of Court at Oblon
Charles Gholz is a Master of the Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court and is responsible for organizing one meeting annually. His meeting for the 2019 -2020 year was held the evening of September 12, 2019 at the Alexandria office of Oblon. The guest speaker was Professor David Hricik of Mercer Law School, who is author of a treatise on ethics in patent litigation and co-author of a treatise on ethics in patent prosecution. About 40 were in attendance.
Oblon is a silver sponsor of the Rotary Club of Alexandria's upcoming fundraising gala, "Taste For Giving 2019," on October 25, 2019 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. All funds raised will support 40+ service organizations that help the underserved and disadvantaged citizens of the community.
Method-of-Treatment Claims, Comprising Excluding Certain Patients from Treatment, Found to Be Patent-Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
On August 27, 2019, in INO Therapeutics LLC v. Praxair Distribution Inc., in a 2-1 decision, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court decision that method-of-treatment claims, comprising excluding certain patients from treatment, were invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
I burn, burn like a wicker chair; chalk white and oh-so frail…
The title above refers to a lyric from a 1998 song by Eve 6, although they used the word "cabinet" instead of "chair." While this simple substitution of a word on my part is designed to evoke an image, the choice of words and the image evoked* can mean so much more in the world of design patents.
Specification Must Adequately Disclose the Claimed Invention to Avoid Invalidation for Lack of Written Description
Drs. Stephen Quake and Christina Fan ("Quake") appealed a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("the Board") finding the four claims of Quake's U.S. Patent 8,008,018 and Claim 25 of their U.S. Application No. 12/393,833 unpatentable for lack of written description.
Rob Mattson and Norman Oblon are attending the 2019 AIPPI World Congress conference in London, from September 15-18th.
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), is the world's leading International Organization dedicated to the development and the improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property.