U.S. Patent & Trademark Office director David Kappos says the new law “is a fundamental change in the way we think about writing a patent.” He is working hard preparing for it.
Critics of “patent trolls” cheered the sweeping new law when it was enacted, but have since realized that it’s too soon for a victory lap.
Lawyers contemplating the two new review proceedings may take lessons from two existing ones.
The Federal Circuit will consider Apple’s claims of design-patent infringement in March.
Recent court decisions show that a commitment to a standards-setting organization, while flexible, is far from toothless.
Recent Federal Circuit decisions reveal divergent views of the written-description requirement among the judges.