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PTAB Finds Sovereign Immunity Applies to IPRs for State Universities

Posted in Patent Counseling & Strategies

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) dismissed three inter partes review (IPR) proceedings involving the University of Florida based on sovereign immunity. As background, the University of Florida Research Foundation filed a suit in state court alleging breach of a licensing agreement.  Medtronic subsequently brought a counterclaim seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement on… Continue Reading

Beware of IP Scams-Invention Development

Posted in Development & Commercialization of Technology, IP Counseling and Strategies, Technology News & Events, Technology Transactions

Information about patent and trademark applications, processes and maintenance requirements is much more accessible to the public than it used to be.  In particular, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has very good information available (www.uspto.gov).  Surprisingly, patent attorneys continue to find the same faulty understandings and confusion about the patent and trademark… Continue Reading

USPTO to Host America Invents Act Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

Posted in Biotechnology, Development & Commercialization of Technology, IP Counseling and Strategies, Technology News & Events, Technology Transactions

Forwarded by Robert Shaddox from the article of the same title. U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (08/26/14) The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it will host seven roadshow events across the country to increase public understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act. The roadshow events, which… Continue Reading