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The invention was created while the co-inventors were employed by Infochips Systems. Attracting and Keeping Good Corporate Clients: Finally, language in the Agreement that Ms.

Hsiun has never asserted any ownership interest in the? In a majority opinion written by Judge Lourie, the Federal Circuit concluded that Pulse did not sell or offer to sell within the United States those accused products that Pulse manufactured, shipped, and delivered outside the United States, thereby affirming summary judgment of no direct infringement of cafcc Halo patents by those products.

The issue of particular interest in this case was willful infringement. If enhanced damages for willful infringement is back on the table any prospects for broad-based patent reform is dead. Morgan October 31, 4: Food and Drug Administration issues, including citizen petitions, Orange Book listing, and trademark issues. Yes, legislation on patent damages remains highly unlikely.


The America Invents Act AIA was famously and permanently stalled until the issue of caf infringement and damages was removed from the legislation. While the entirety of the decision is no doubt riveting reading for the parties, the issue that will potentially consume the industry relates to willful infringement and the proper standard for determining whether enhanced damages are appropriate.

The district court dismissed the suit for lack of standing, finding that Advanced Video did not have an ownership interest in the patent. The Federal Circuit further affirmed the judgment of the district court that the caff claims of the Halo patents were not invalid for obviousness.

Gorebut that recent Supreme Court decisions call into question the continued viability of that precedent. First, Cacf appealed the granting of summary judgment that Pulse Electronics, Inc.

Split CAFC Panel Says ‘Will Assign’ Provision of Employment Agreement Insufficient for Standing

The Road to Obtaining a U. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc. Judge Newman dissented, arguing that Advanced Video had full ownership of the? Second, language in the Agreement that Ms. While the decision is no doubt important to the parties involved, this decision may have more far reaching implications for patent reform in and beyond. He has served as litigation counsel in a variety of patent and trademark disputes in many different jurisdictions, and has also served as appellate counsel before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Hsiun could not be involuntarily joined to the case under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure For more information and to contact Joe please visit his profile page at the Troutman Sanders website.

In disputed Patent Office matters his work includes representing and counseling clients in interferences, reexaminations, reissues, post-grant proceedings, and in European Oppositions. Advanced Video could have sought to enforce Ms.

Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc – | Patents & Patent Law

Can Ideas Be Patented or Protected? Hsuin had never assigned her rights.

Our website uses cookies to provide you with a better experience. Robert Schaffer is an intellectual property partner at Troutman Sanders. The district court held here that the objective prong was not met because it concluded that the obviousness defense that Pulse presented at trial was not objectively baseless. There are currently No Comments comments.

Bob applies more than 30 years of experience to IP counseling and litigation.

The Federal Circuit has no governing precedent and has never explained the basis for its exception, that a non-consenting co-owner of a patent cannot be joined. With no intent to sue, or damages rationale for suit.