U.S. Supreme Court Declares Administrative Patent Challenges Constitutional (for now) and Clarifies Proper Scope of Such Proceedings

With two notable opinions issuing on the same day, the United States Supreme Court rejected specific challenges to the constitutionality of ... Read More

Brazil Expected To Address Patent Backlog

The Brazilian government is soon expected to launch an emergency measure to resolve its chronic backlog of over 230,000 patent applications by eliminating substantive examinations and ... Read More

Brexit and Intellectual Property Rights in the United Kingdom

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union. This memorandum discusses what impact this may have on your intellectual property in the UK. ... Read More

Supreme Court Upholds 'Broadest Reasonable Interpretation' for Inter Partes Review Claim Construction

The Leahy‑Smith America Invents Act created inter partes review, under which a third party can request that the United States Patent and Trademark Office review the validity of an issued U.S. patent. In its decision ... Read More

USPTO Announces Amended Rules to Improve Proceedings

On April 1, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued amended rules related to post-issuance proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The final rules are aimed at improving certain aspects of the post-issuance proceedings inter partes review. ... Read More

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