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Getting a patent for a cannabis product is no more difficult than getting a patent for any other kind of product. However, with a high number of cannabis patent applications being approved, it is likely that many will be challenged for invalidation i (More)
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has designated as precedential a decision holding that the Board may consider § 101 when evaluating the patentability of a patent owner’s proposed substitute claims in a motion to amend. The decision clarifies the (More)
On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made available a new examination guide aimed at clarifying the examination procedure for trademarks used in connection with cannabis and cannabis-derived goods and services. T (More)
The patent infringement lawsuit being heard in federal court in Delaware between General Electric and Vestas Wind Systems A/S appears likely to remain on hold through late 2019 or early 2020. GE and Vestas remain locked in a long-running paten (More)
The Federal Circuit upheld an earlier decision by a federal court in Maryland that found four ChargePoint patents to be invalid for claiming inventions that are not eligible for patent protection. The Federal Circuit decision is a victory for (More)
Overview As recently noticed in the Federal Register, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB or Board) new motion to amend (MTA) procedures are now in effect as a one-year pilot program.  [1]  In sum, the patent owner (PO) now has the opti (More)
Solar installation rivals PermaCity and Orion Solar Racking are headed to federal court in California for a dispute over PermaCity’s patented roof mounting technology and an alleged breach of a non-disclosure agreement. PermaCity Corporation (More)
Since July 2017, the two leading wind turbine providers in the United States – General Electric and Vestas, reportedly controlling more than 80% of the U.S. wind turbine market – have engaged in a patent fight over who controls key technology for (More)
Nicole Candelori wrote: The Coming EV Revolution
This post was co-authored by Brad Thompson and Nicole Candelori. “Disruption” is a term that tends to be used casually when attempting to describe an industry or technological change on the horizon. Although the term may be overused in many (More)
Oral arguments were heard last Thursday at the Federal Circuit for a patent dispute between electric vehicle charging station rivals ChargePoint, Inc. and SemaConnect, Inc. The Federal Circuit is reviewing an earlier decision by a federal cour (More)