Intellectual Property News
On January 8, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) issued its decision in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., holding that time-bar determinations under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) (“§ 315(b)”) are appealable and overruling Achates’s holding that a § 315(b) time-bar determination is final and non-appealable under 35 U.S.C. § 314(d).
On January 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) granted certiorari in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corporation, to determine “[w]hether the court of appeals erred in holding that lost profits arising from prohibited combinations occurring outside of the United States are categorically unavailable in cases where patent infringement is proven 35 U.S.C. § 271(f).”
On November 14, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) released a new set of filing fees, as shown through this link.
On September 28, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced that the After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (“AFCP 2.0”) program and the Quick Path IDS (“QPIDS”) pilot program have been extended to September 30, 2018.