AIPLA webinar : “Inequitable Conduct after Regeneron”

Ann Pokalsky, a member of AIPLA’s Online Programs Committee, has coordinated a webinar entitled “Inequitable Conduct after Regeneron” to take place Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 12:30-2:00 p.m., ET. The webinar will be presented by Tom Irving, of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garret & Dunner, LLP and David Hricik, of Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia. The following is a synopsis of the webinar: Inequitable conduct during patent prosecution can result in a court’s finding of patent unenforceability, which of course can have devastating effects for…

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inter Partes Review Proceedings do not Violate Article III or Seventh Amendment of the Constitution

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, held that inter partes review (IPR) proceedings do not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution. Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC., 2018 U.S. Lexis 2630. Justice Thomas wrote the opinion for the 7-2 majority, while Justice Gorsuch and Chief Justice Roberts, dissented. Justice Thomas opined that since the grant of a patent is a matter concerning a public right, and since IPR proceedings involve the…

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