September 10, 2018

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Determination Of No Interference-In-Fact Between University Of California And Broad Institute Over CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

Venable Fitzpatrick Case Update September 10, 2018 On September 10, 2018, Judges Prost, Schall and Moore of the Federal Circuit, in University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc., No. 2017-1907, affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s determination that there was no interference-in-fact between the University of California’s patent application No. 13/842,859 and twelve patents and one patent application owned…

July 26, 2018

Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law

American Conference Institute July 26-27, 2018 Venable Fitzpatrick sponsored ACI’s Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law conference held at the Hyatt Regency Boston on July 26-27. Erin Austin spoke on a panel entitled “Year in review: 2017-2018 Legal Updates by Practice Area” and Prajakta Sonalker moderated a panel entitled “Getting Ahead: Tips for Reaching the Top from Mentors of All…

July 17, 2018

Post-Grant PTO Proceedings

American Conference Institute July 17-18, 2018 The firm sponsored ACI’s Post-Grant PTO Proceedings conference held at the Intercontinental Washington, D.C. on July 17-18. Justin Oliver moderated two panels entitled “In-House Round Table Part 1: The Tech Perspective” and “In-House Round Table Part 2: The Life Sciences Perspective.” Donald Heckenberg spoke on a panel entitled “Exploring Ethical Requirements When Working Through…

June 07, 2018

International Women’s Leadership Forum

Managing Intellectual Property June 7, 2018 Venable Fitzpatrick sponsored MIP’s International Women’s Leadership Forum held at the Convene in New York. Christina Schwarz spoke and Whitney Meier moderated a panel entitled “Giving women in law their ‘voice’.”

June 05, 2018

PTAB Provides “Informative” Guidance Concerning Motions To Amend In Inter Partes Reviews

Venable Fitzpatrick Case Update June 5, 2018 On June 1, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB” or “Board”) designated as “informative” an April 25, 2018 order from Western Digital Corp. v. SPEX Technologies, Inc., IPR2018-00082 and IPR2018-00084 (Paper 13).  Although not precedential, the order provides guidance concerning the Board’s treatment of motions to amend patent claims challenged in…

June 01, 2018

Venable Fitzpatrick Recognized as a Leading Patent Firm by IAM Patent 1000 Seven Years in a Row

IAM Patent 1000 June 2018 IAM Patent 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2018 has named Venable Fitzpatrick as one of the world’s top patent firms in litigation, prosecution and transactions. One top in-house counsel said “[Venable] Fitzpatrick is smart, efficient, experienced and cost-effective, and an excellent resource all-round. It has a deep bench and trains associates well.” IAM 1000…

May 03, 2018

PTAB Forum 2018

Managing Intellectual Property May 3, 2018 Venable Fitzpatrick  sponsored MIP’s PTAB Forum 2018 held at the Convene in New York on May 3. Justin Oliver moderated and Jason Dorsky spoke on a panel entitled “PTAB by the numbers; data, trends & analysis.” Corinne Atton moderated a panel entitled “Developments and considerations for life sciences IPRs.”

May 01, 2018

Venable Fitzpatrick Listed as Leading Firm and Venable Twelve Fitzpatrick Partners Recognized as IP Stars

Managing Intellectual Property May 2018 Venable Fitzpatrick has been listed as a New York Tier 1 firm in Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Copyright and Trademark Prosecution and a Washington D.C. Tier 1 firm in Patent Prosecution in the Managing Intellectual Property Handbook. In addition, the following twelve Venable Fitzpatrick partners have been recognized as IP Stars: John D. Carlin, Dominick…

April 26, 2018

Life Sciences Patent Network North America

Boston, MA April 26, 2018 Venable Fitzpatrick sponsored LSPN’s Conference held at The Ritz-Carlton in Boston on April 26. Brendan O’Malley spoke at a roundtable entitled “Venue in Hatch-Waxman Cases after T.C. Heartland.”

April 25, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review In Oil States

Venable Fitzpatrick Case Update April 25, 2018 On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court in Oil States Energy Servs., LLC v. Greene’s Energy Grp., LLC, No. 16-712, held 7-2 that the inter partes review procedure created by the America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) does not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, because patents are…

Biosimilar and Hatch-Waxman Litigation: Jurisdiction and Venue Issues Webinar

Intellectual Property Owners Association April 25, 2018 Partner Christopher Loh participated in IPO’s Biosimilar and Hatch-Waxman Litigation: Jurisdiction and Venue Issues Webinar on April 25th. He and his co-panelists addressed the following topics: Current developments in the law of personal jurisdiction and venue in Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA suits. Jurisdiction and venue issues that may arise in Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA suits…

April 23, 2018

12th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes

American Conference Institute April 23-24, 2018 The firm sponsored ACI’s 12th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes conference held at the Conrad New York on April 23-24. Partner Dominick Conde spoke on a panel entitled “PTAB Update: Wins, Losses and Appeals.”

April 19, 2018

Federal Circuit Bar Association Global Series 2018

Washington, DC April 19, 2018 Venable Fitzpatrick partner Michael Sandonato spoke at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Global Series Conference, on the Global Series Roundtable panel.  Michael’s panel, which was the last of the conference, reflected on and synthesized comments made by other speakers throughout the day, which included judges from the Federal Circuit, district courts and ITC, as well…

April 11, 2018

LAIPLA Annual Meeting And Patent Litigation Lunch

Los Angeles, California April 11, 2018 Venable Fitzpatrick partner Michael P. Sandonato delivered the patent litigation lecture at the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting.  His talk, “Navigating The ITC: Practical Advice For Bringing And Litigation ITC Actions,” discussed the pros and cons of filing in the ITC, and why the ITC sometimes may be a more…