Author Archives: Warren Woessner

“TC Heartland” Supreme Court Limits Venue in Patent Suits

Monday, in a unanimous opinion (Goresuch did not participate), the Supreme Court interpreted the patent venue statute (28 USC s. 1400(b)) to require that the phrase “where the defendant resides” be limited to the defendant’s state of incorporation, not to … Continue reading

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IPO, AIPLA and ABA IP Section Propose Legislative Fixes for Section 101

Between February and May of this year, IPO, AIPLA and the ABA IP Section have released proposals for amendments to 35 U.S.C. s. 101 to void the Mayo/Alice Rule and to clarify the definition of an “abstract idea” as it relates … Continue reading

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Fed. Cir. in Helsinn v. Teva Declines Limiting the Requirements of the “On Sale” Bar

In Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, 525 US 55 (1988), the Supreme Court attempted to focus the factors invoking the on-sale bar of s.102, by holding that the claimed invention must both be the subject of a “commercial sale”(including offers for … Continue reading

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Manhattan March for Science

This following is a recap of the Manhattan March for Science by Robin Chadwick. The March for Science in Manhattan was smaller than the January 2017 Women’s March in Washington, but large enough that the “entry point” for us was changed from 62nd … Continue reading

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