Category Archives: Federal Circuit

Advocacy vs. Candor Paves the Road to Inequitable Conduct

In GS Cleantech Corp. v. Adkins Energy LLC, the Fed. Cir. upheld a finding of an on-sale bar to patenting and also found that the main prosecuting attorney committed inequitable conduct by providing false or misleading information to the PTO. … Continue reading

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Nuvo Pharms. v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs. – Catch 22 at the Federal Circuit?

A “catch 22” is defined as a “dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.” (As in if a pilot claims he is too mentally ill to fly missions, he has … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Rules that PTAB Judges are Unconstitutionally Appointed

In Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., Appeal No. 2018-2140 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 31, 2019), a three Judge Fed. Cir. panel of Moore, Reyna and Chen took a deep dive into the appointments clause of the constitution and held … Continue reading

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