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Identifying the Correct Inventors is Key to a Valid Patent

Under U.S. patent law, whoever “invents” patentable subject matter is entitled to a patent. A patented invention may be the work of one or more inventors. Care must be exercised in identifying joint inventors.  Invention disclosure documents often include people…

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SCOTUS Ruling Forecloses More Appeal Issues on PTAB Decisions

Patent owners have lost another potential appeal argument relating to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions after a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP the Supreme Court held that PTAB decisions…

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Do You Have European Patents? Get Ready for the UPC

By Martin G. Belisario, Esq. In the nearly five years since 25 European Union states signed an intergovernmental agreement to create a Unified Patent Court (UPC), a number of political obstacles have arisen to delay its enactment. Those obstacles are…

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The New European Patent Law and Unified Patent Court CLE Presentation

Date: Jan. 29, 2016Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., lunch provided Location: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 2200, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7013   Registration: $350.00 / pre-registration required Contact: Midge Salvato, Patent Practice Coordinator, at 215.965.1301 or email Presentation: The New European…

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte

Today, in a 6-3 opinion in Kimble et al v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule against post-expiration patent royalties. Justice Kagan wrote the majority opinion. Justices Alito and Thomas, joined by Chief Justice Roberts, dissented.…

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