Section 101 Update

Jeffrey A. Lefstin, Peter S. Menell, and David O. Taylor, Final Report of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Section 101 Workshop: Addressing Patent Eligibility Challenges (October 9, 2017), Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2018 forthcoming) 

Christopher J. Palermo, The State of Section 101 Patent Eligibility for Ex Parte Applicants in the United States (December 14, 2017) 



TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017) 

In re: Cray, Inc (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Christian E. Mammen, Update on pleading standards in patent cases (July 5, 2017) 



Graham, Stuart J.H. and Menell, Peter S. and Shapiro, Carl and Simcoe, Timothy, Final Report of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Patent Damages Workshop (August 15, 2016) 


International Developments and Strategy

Peter Thomily and Nick Shipp, A bump in the road, a fork in the path or a nail in the coffin? What exactly is happening with the UPC? (June 2017) 


Microsoft Corp. v. Motorola Inc. (W.D. Wash. April 25, 2013)
Ericsson, Inc. v. D-Link Systems (Fed. Cir. Dec. 4, 2014)
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. v. LSI Corp.
(N.D. Cal. May 20, 2013) 


Michael J. Meurer, Allocating Patent Litigation Risk across the Supply Chain (Jan. 2017) 


The Patent Markets

Mark A. Lemley, Erik Oliver, Kent Richardson, James Yoon, and Michael Costa, Patent Purchases and Litigation Outcomes (December 2, 2016), Stanford Public Law Working Paper


Sections 102 and 103

KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc.,  550 U.S. 398, 127 S. Ct. 1727, 167 L. Ed. 2d 705 (2007)

Intercontinental Great Brands LLC v. Kellogg North America Co., 869 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2017) 


Judges Panel

Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (Third Edition 2016) 


PTAB Practice & Strategy

Patent Trial And Appeal Board, Standard Operating Procedure 9 (SOP 9), Procedure for Decisions Remanded from the Federal Circuit for Further Proceedings 

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Guidance on Motions to Amend in view of Aqua Products (Nov. 21, 2017) 

General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, IPR2016-01357, Paper 19 (P.T.A.B. Sept. 6, 2017) 

David W. O’Brien and Clint Wilkins, U.S. Supreme Court Could Dramatically Reshape IPR Estoppel (2017)


Debate: Is the PTAB Constitutional?

Brief of Professor Dmitry Karshtedt As Amicus Curiae Supporting Petitioner in Oil States Energy v. Greene’s Energy (August 31, 2017) 

Greg Reilly, Mark Lemley, and Arti K. Rai, Brief for 72 Professors of Intellectual Property Law as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents in Oil States Energy v. Greene’s Energy (October 30, 2017) 



 Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark International (S. Ct. 2017)


Business Planning Around Changes in the Law

Alice is market-affecting and could impact your market advantage in a few short years (2015)

Wave Of USPTO Alice Rejections Has Cos. Tweaking Strategies, Law360 (2015)


Privilege in Multinational Litigation

Golden Trade, S.r.L. v. Lee Apparel Co., 143 F.R.D. 514 (S.D.N.Y. 1992) 

In re Queen’s University at Kingston, 820 F.3d 1287 (Fed. Cir. 2016) 

Robert J. Anello, Preserving the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege: Here and Abroad, 27 Penn St. Int’l L. Rev. 291 (2008) 



USPTO, NPRM, Revision of the Duty to Disclose Information in Patent Applications and Reexamination Proceedings (10/28/2016) 

David Hricik, Disclosure in Prosecution and Litigation (Dec. 2017)


Patent Year in Review

Mark A. Lemley, Jason Reinecke, & James Yoon, Recent Developments in Patent Law (Fall 2017), Updated Through 12/7/2017


Identifying Trade Secrets in Litigation

Jim Pooley, Identification of Trade Secrets, from TRADE SECRETS (Law Journal Press, updated 2017) 


Elimination of Bias

Ellen McGirt, How Lawyers Are Working to Change Their Industry’s Diversity Problem (Aug. 30, 2017)

Marjolein Cuellar, Andrea Ostby, Kate Protextor, Katie Abouzahr, and Nicole Bennett, Proven measures and Hidden Gems for Improving Gender Diversity (Sept. 12, 2017)

Caren Ulrich Stacy and Lisa Kirby, Four Unexpected Career Hacks from Big Law’s Top Performers (May 16, 2017) 

Joelle Emerson, Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better, Harvard Business Review (April 28, 2017)

Mallun Yen, The Buddy Syndrome: Why Companies Look the Same (and Why Changing That is So Hard), LinkedIn (March 7, 2017)

Mallun Yen, Step #1: Diversity (and Change) Requires Tops Down and Bottoms Up, LinkedIn (March 21, 2017)

Mallun Yen, Step #2: Condition Your Employees to Embrace “Different,” LinkedIn (April 5, 2017)

Mallun Yen, Step#3: Look Beyond the Typical Boxes, LinkedIn (May 9, 2017)

Mallun Yen, Step #4: “Perfect” Is Never Perfect – Coach the Candidate, LinkedIn (Oct. 11, 2017)




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