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He has served as litigation counsel in a variety of patent and trademark disputes in many different jurisdictions, and has also served as appellate counsel before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The pages, articles and comments on IPWatchdog. Yes, legislation on patent damages remains highly unlikely.

The Federal Circuit further affirmed the judgment of the district court cafv the asserted claims of the Halo patents were not invalid for obviousness. What Mattered in In fact, there is really only a single claim in a single patent that most pharmaceutical companies are worried about; namely the claim that covers the version of the drug actually approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA. A patent infringement suit cannot be maintained unless all co-owners of the patent are parties to the suit.

There has already been extensive state legislation on that subject, and there is no reason why Congress would not still want to do so as long as the legislation is narrowly enough drawn.

Split CAFC Panel Says ‘Will Assign’ Provision of Employment Agreement Insufficient for Standing

The invention was created while the co-inventors were employed by Infochips Systems. Patent Practice cadc Beginners — January January 23, 7: Hsuin was not a party, had not consented to the suits, and never transferred her ownership interest to Advanced Video.


All About Willfulness While the entirety of the decision is no doubt riveting reading for the parties, fafc issue that will potentially consume the industry relates to willful infringement and the proper standard for determining whether enhanced damages are appropriate.

While the entirety of the decision is no caf riveting reading for the parties, the issue that will potentially consume vafc industry relates to willful infringement and the proper standard for determining whether enhanced damages are appropriate. Advanced Video could have sought to enforce Ms. Hsuin had never assigned her rights.

Bob applies more than 30 years of experience to IP counseling and litigation. He focuses his practice in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, biotechnology, and medical device fields. Can Ideas Be Patented or Protected? Woo, Li, and Caffc. Our website uses cookies to provide you with a better experience. What Mattered in If enhanced damages for willful infringement is back on the table any prospects for broad-based patent reform is dead.

First, Halo appealed the granting of summary judgment that Pulse Electronics, Inc. The sole issue on appeal was whether Hsiun transferred her co-ownership interest to Advanced Video under her Employment Agreement with Infochips.

The issue of particular interest in this case was willful infringement. With no intent to sue, or damages rationale for suit.

He regularly handles complex and high-profile domestic and international patent portfolios, intellectual property agreements and licensing, IP evaluations for collaborations, mergers, and acquisitions. Under the second prong, which represents the subjective inquiry, the patentee must demonstrate that this objectively-defined risk was either known, or so obvious that it should have been known, to the accused infringer.


Attracting and Keeping Good Corporate Clients: Steve October 30, 8: Hsiun could caffc be involuntarily joined to the case under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure With the damages logjam broken the forces pushing for patent reform were able to coax the legislation across the finish line.

As a result, Advanced Video never had full ownership of the?

Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc – | Patents & Patent Law

Moving from Idea to Patent: She found that the Employment Agreement, including the will assigntrust and quitclaim provisions, demonstrated a mutual intent and understanding that any inventions created during Ms. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

A non-consenting patent owner cannot be involuntarily joined to an infringement suit under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Intellectual Property Policy Considerations January 31, 9: Hsiun could be involuntarily joined to the suit under Rule The America Invents Act AIA was famously and permanently stalled until the issue of willful infringement and damages was removed from the legislation. Hsiun never transferred her ownership rights out of the trust to Advanced Video.

Morgan October 31, 4: In disputed Patent Office matters his work includes representing and counseling clients in interferences, reexaminations, reissues, post-grant proceedings, and in European Oppositions. Gorebut that recent Supreme Court decisions call into question the continued viability of that precedent.