Hudson Institute Panel Focuses on Patent Litigation in China

The following post comes from Wade Cribbs, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Wade Cribbs Questions about how Chinese patent protection operates in the international patent landscape are relevant to both companies doing business in China and policymakers in the United States. China is becoming an increasingly frequent patent … Continue reading “Hudson Institute Panel Focuses on Patent Litigation in China”

Professors Erika Lietzan and Kristina Acri on “Distorted Drug Patents”

The following post comes from Austin Shaffer, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Austin Shaffer In their new paper, Distorted Drug Patents, CPIP Senior Scholar Erika Lietzan of Mizzou Law and Kristina Acri of Colorado College explore a paradox in our patent system: Innovators are less motivated to work … Continue reading “Professors Erika Lietzan and Kristina Acri on “Distorted Drug Patents””

Forty Years Since Diamond v. Chakrabarty: Legal Underpinnings and its Impact on the Biotechnology Industry and Society

CPIP has published a new policy brief celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Diamond v. Chakrabarty decision, where the Supreme Court in 1980 held that a genetically modified bacteria was patentable subject matter. The brief, entitled Forty Years Since Diamond v. Chakrabarty: Legal Underpinnings and its Impact on the Biotechnology Industry and Society and written … Continue reading “Forty Years Since Diamond v. Chakrabarty: Legal Underpinnings and its Impact on the Biotechnology Industry and Society”

USPTO-DOJ Workshop on Promoting Innovation in the Life Science Sector: Day Two Recap

The following post comes from Austin Shaffer, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP.  By Austin Shaffer This past fall, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted day two of their public workshop to discuss the importance of intellectual property rights and pro-competitive collaborations for … Continue reading “USPTO-DOJ Workshop on Promoting Innovation in the Life Science Sector: Day Two Recap”

USPTO-DOJ Workshop on Promoting Innovation in the Life Science Sector: Day One Recap

The following post comes from Colin Kreutzer, a 2E at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Colin Kreutzer This past fall, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted a joint workshop with the Department of Justice (DOJ) entitled Promoting Innovation in the Life Sciences Sector and Supporting Pro-Competitive Collaborations: The … Continue reading “USPTO-DOJ Workshop on Promoting Innovation in the Life Science Sector: Day One Recap”

Professor Daryl Lim Explores the Doctrine of Equivalents and Equitable Triggers

The following post comes from Yumi Oda, an LLM Candidate at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Yumi Oda The term “claims” may not mean much to many, but it means the world to most patent practitioners. As Judge Giles Rich once observed, “[t]he name of the game is the claim.” Claims … Continue reading “Professor Daryl Lim Explores the Doctrine of Equivalents and Equitable Triggers”

Professor Tabrez Ebrahim on Artificial Intelligence Inventions

The following post comes from Associate Professor of Law Tabrez Ebrahim of California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. By Tabrez Ebrahim Artificial intelligence (AI) is a major concern to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for patent theory and policy, and for society. The USPTO requested comments from stakeholders about … Continue reading “Professor Tabrez Ebrahim on Artificial Intelligence Inventions”

Rethinking § 101: Professor Talha Syed Takes a Different Look at Subject Matter Eligibility

The following post comes from Colin Kreutzer, a 2E at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Colin Kreutzer When most people think of patentability requirements, they think of whether an invention has been “done before.” Novelty and non-obviousness under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 103 are certainly key hurdles to obtaining a … Continue reading “Rethinking § 101: Professor Talha Syed Takes a Different Look at Subject Matter Eligibility”

Christa Laser on Patent Law’s Equitable Defenses

The following post comes from Wade Cribbs, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Wade Cribbs In patent law, equitable defenses can play an essential role in multi-million-dollar patent infringement cases. Unclean hands, misuse, or estoppel can render a potential verdict unenforceable. CPIP Edison Fellow and Assistant Professor of Law … Continue reading “Christa Laser on Patent Law’s Equitable Defenses”

CPIP 2020 Fall Conference: Day Two Recap

The following post comes from Wade Cribbs, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. This is the second of two posts (see day one recap) summarizing our two-day 5G at the Nexus of IP, Antitrust, and Technology Leadership conference that was held online from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School … Continue reading “CPIP 2020 Fall Conference: Day Two Recap”