Intellectual Property News
On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (“Supreme Court”) held in Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, that an inter partes review (“IPR”) by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) does not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Our article on this case in the firm’s Fall Newsletter 2017 discussed the case’s procedural history and presented arguments from both sides
On January 25, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“the Federal Circuit”) released its opinion in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc., affirming the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas decisions: (1) to deny summary judgment that four claims from Core Wireless’ patents are directed to patent ineligible subject matter; (2) to deny judgment as a matter of law that another patent anticipates the asserted claims; and (3) to deny judgment as a matter of law that the asserted claims are not infringed.
On February 14, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“the Federal Circuit”) found in Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green Shades Software, Inc. that Aatrix Software, Inc. (“Aatrix”) was entitled to file its proposed second amended complaint, holding that the District Court erred to the extent it granted the motion to dismiss filed by Green Shades Software, Inc. (“Green Shades”).