Tharan Gregory Lanier

Palo Alto,  CA  U.S.A.

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  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
University Santa Clara University, B.A., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1988
Admitted1988, California

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of California, San Francisco (Hastings College of Law), 2003.


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Supreme Court Says Good-Faith Belief in Patent Invalidity No Defense to a Charge of Inducing Infringement
Gregory A. Castanias,Calvin P. Griffith,Tharan Gregory Lanier,John J. Normile,David L. Witcoff, June 2, 2015
Four years ago, in Global-Tech Appliances v. SEB S.A., 563 U.S. ___ (2011), the U.S. Supreme Court held that in order to prove that a defendant in a patent case had induced another person or entity's infringement, it is necessary for the plaintiff to prove that the alleged inducer...

Claim Construction, Findings of Fact, and Indefiniteness in the Wake of Teva v. Sandoz
Gregory A. Castanias,Calvin P. Griffith,Tharan Gregory Lanier,Matthew J. Silveira,Jennifer L. Swize, May 14, 2015
In its January 2015 decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., the United States Supreme Court held, contrary to the Federal Circuit's longstanding practice, that a district court's claim constructions are to be reviewed on appeal under the two-part test set forth in Federal Rule...

Federal Circuit Addresses Jurisdiction to Review Stay Orders in Covered Business Method Reviews  
Gregory A. Castanias,Calvin P. Griffith,Tharan Gregory Lanier,Sasha Mayergoyz, April 24, 2015
In Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JPMorgan Chase & Co., a 2¿1 decision issued on April 1, 2015, the Federal Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction to hear an appeal from a denial of a motion to stay a district court action pending the institution of covered business method reviews...

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Tharan Gregory Lanier

1755 Embarcadero Road
Palo AltoCA 94303


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