Winning at IPRs
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Arendi S.A.R.L.
Samsung attacked our client’s patent in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on grounds of obviousness. We persuaded the PTAB that an element of the claims was not disclosed by the cited references and thus prevented the inter partes review from even being instituted.
Motorola Mobility LLC, Google Inc., and Apple Inc. v. Arendi S.A.R.L.
Motorola, Google and Apple attacked the same patent as Samsung raising several additional grounds. Our arguments carried the day and the inter partes review was not instituted, freeing our client’s patent for unfettered assertion in court.
Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility LLC v. Arendi S.A.R.L.
In three petitions, attacks were launched against two additional patents on approximately fourteen different grounds and six primary references. Our Preliminary Response arguments eliminated ten grounds and three of the references. The inter partes reviews will go forward only on those that remain.
Spotlight on PatentsFor our client Dr. Leslie Stern of Fall River, Massachusetts, we recently obtained US Patent No. 8,460,310, describing a medical device for use in minimally invasive spine surgery.
In the News
We delivered a win for our client American Science and Engineering in an interference proceeding against Rapiscan Systems. More. . .
Bruce Sunstein was honored to be invited, along with some of America’s foremost entrepreneurial leaders, to the President of the Republic of Korea’s “Leaders’ Meeting for a Creative Economy.”
At AIPLA, in Washington, D.C., Denise Kettlelberger will present “Responding to Prior Art Rejections,” and William Childs will present “Patent Prosecution under the AIA: A Practical Guide For Prosecutors.”
Our Latest Thinking
- With its decision in Alice Corp., the Supreme Court persists with its ever-narrowing definition of patent-eligible subject matter. The lack of effective guidance on eligibility threatens to harm the patent system. More...
- The Supreme Court protects TV broadcasters from Aereo’s attempted end-run around the copyright laws. Despite supplying individual antennae to its customers, Aereo is found to have made impermissible “public performance” of protected content. More...
- The Supreme Court restores an old rule: Liability for inducing infringement of a patented method cannot be imposed unless a single actor performs all steps of the method. More...
- The bar has been lowered for invalidating a patent on the basis of indefiniteness. The Supreme Court says a challenger must show only that the scope of the invention is not defined with “reasonable certainty.” More...
- The FTC targets exclusive licenses in the pharmaceutical industry for antitrust scrutiny. A federal court upholds the agency’s power to do so. More...