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.
Prosecution History Estoppel And Amendments Tangential To Patentability
The doctrine of equivalents is an equitable exception to the basic concept that the patent claims define the limit of claim protection. It is intended to prevent one from making an insubstantial change to a claimed invention to avoid infringement which is defined by the function-way-result test. The doctrine is limited by the prior art, dedication to the public, and prosecution history estoppel.
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.
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.