Publications

Kicking the IP “Tires” of Your New Acquisition

May 10, 2017

Acquisition of a company can be driven by many different objectives. Access to tangible property, such as equipment, new facilities, inventory, can all be motivating factors. More often than not, however, the desire to acquire a company is driven by an objective to gain access to intangible property, such as employee expertise and intellectual property […]

Eric L. Maschoff

Supreme Court Bars Laches Defense in Patent Infringement Cases in SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby

March 23, 2017

In a 7-1 decision released on Tuesday, the Supreme Court has barred the use of the laches defense in patent infringement cases for claims arising during the limitations period set by Congress. SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC et al., 580 U.S. ___ (2017). Laches is an equitable defense […]

Erynn Embree

Standing is Required to Appeal PTAB Decisions

January 13, 2017

The Federal Circuit recently ruled in Phigenix Inc. v. ImmunoGen Inc. that a party involved in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) does not have standing to appeal the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to federal courts unless the party can show an injury […]

Kristian Blomquist