A recent decision by the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals — SpeedTrack Inc. v. Office Depot, Inc. — is good news for manufacturers accused, but exonerated, of patent infringement. These [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (see prior post) doesn’t necessarily leave patent holders without financial recourse after their patents expire. The Court’s [...]
Reissue patents allow a patentee to correct an existing patent by broadening or narrowing the originally issued claims but the reissue patent can claim only inventions that were described in the [...]
Is an alleged infringer’s good faith belief that a patent is invalid a defense to contributory infringement or inducement claims? Not according to the Supreme Court.
Patent drafters sometimes turn to “means-plus-function” language to claim an invention based on its function rather than its underlying structure. This article covers a recent ruling showing that [...]