Category: Legal Updates

FRAUDULENT PATENT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES

Has your business taken steps to secure patent or trademark protection? If so, you will receive official looking fraudulent notices asking for money. These are not from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and you should not send them money. 1. Rely On An Attorney For Legitimate Notices If you have an attorney, they will […]

A Sale is a Sale: Supreme Court Clarifies Meaning of “On Sale” in Helsinn

By Kristin Holmes The Supreme Court recently clarified the post-AIA meaning of “on sale” in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceutical USA, No. 17-1229, 2019 WL 271945 (Jan. 22, 2019). The issue in this case is whether the sale of a patentable product to a third party, who is contractually obligated to keep the invention […]

AIPPI Resolves Software Inventions Eligible for Patent

In a major new development, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) has adopted a resolution favoring patent-eligibility of computer software inventions, also known as “computer implemented inventions” or “CII.” I. Background of widespread confusion about software or CII patents The patent systems of the world are in a state of confusion […]