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|ALJ Lord Denies Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895)|
John F. Presper, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 22, 2013On November 19, 2013, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 11 denying Complainants A&J Manufacturing, LLC and A&J Manufacturing, Inc.’s (collectively, “A&J”) motion to terminate the investigation in part with respect to Respondent Guangdong Canbo Electrical Co., Ltd....
|ALJ Rogers Grants-In-Part And Denies-In-Part Motion To Compel Discovery In Certain Rubber Resins (337-TA-849)|
Lisa M. Mandrusiak, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
September 30, 2013, previously published on September 27, 2013On September 20, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 37 (dated March 8, 2013) granting-in-part and denying-in-part complainant SI Group, Inc.’s (“SI Group”) motion to compel discovery from Respondents in Certain Rubber Resins and Processes for...
|When Outsourcing Manufacturing Can be a Patent Killer|
Marcus W. Sprow; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 27, 2013, previously published on September 28, 2013In recent decades, companies seeking to reduce manufacturing costs and improve profit margins have increasingly employed contract manufacturing - that is, the outsourcing of partial or complete manufacturing of products to third party producers, particularly those in countries with lower labor...
|ALJ Bullock Rules On Motions In Certain Wiper Blades (337-TA-816)|
Eric W. Schweibenz, Thomas C. Yebernetsky; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
September 18, 2013, previously published on September 16, 2013On September 5, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 76 (dated August 15, 2013) and 80 (dated August 20, 2013) in Certain Wiper Blades (Inv. No. 337-TA-816).
|Be Aware of Invalidating Offers-for-Sale by Manufacturing Partners|
Foley Lardner LLP;
August 29, 2013, previously published on August 27, 2013This month the Federal Circuit handed down a decision in Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. v. Sunbeam Products, Inc., Appeal No. 2012-1581, that illustrates the danger to patent holders of potentially triggering an “on-sale” bar by outsourcing product manufacturing, or even product...
|New Canadian Guidelines for Claim Construction and Computer-Implemented Inventions: a Practical Assessment|
Stephen J. Ferance; Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh;
August 29, 2013, previously published by IP Update - Canada, Smart & Biggar’s Canadian intellectual property and technology law updateIt has now been almost six months since the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released practice notices PN 2013-02 and PN 2013-03, the former concerning purposive claim construction and the latter concerning examination practices for computer-implemented inventions, collectively referred...
|A&J Manufacturing Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills|
Alexander B. Englehart, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
August 26, 2013, previously published on August 22, 2013On August 21, 2013, A&J Manufacturing, LLC of St. Simons, Georgia and A&J Manufacturing, Inc. of Green Cove Springs, Florida (collectively, “A&J”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
|Federal Circuit Finds on Sale Bar From Purchase Order Between Patent Holder and Supplier|
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 24, 2013, previously published on August 22, 2013In Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. v. Sunbeam Products, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that the asserted claims were invalid under the on sale bar of 35 USC § 102(b) due to a purchase order between Hamilton Beach and it’s supplier. Judge Reyna’s...
|FDA Continues to Solicit Comments on Drug Supply Chain Issues|
James E. Valentine, Anne K. Walsh; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
July 18, 2013, previously published on July 16, 2013Despite Congress giving FDA new powers to regulate the integrity of the drug supply chain, the globalization of the pharmaceutical market continues to present clear challenges for the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). FDA’s new authorities are outlined in Title VII of the...
|Spring Fashion Season: The Time is Ripe for Rip-Offs and the Industry Still Awaits a Remedy|
Lica Colwell; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
June 7, 2013, previously published on Spring 2013It’s spring, and in Charleston thoughts turn to longer days, spring break and, relatively recently, fashion. The tents go up in Marion Square mid-month for fashion fans to enjoy a week of shows featuring new designs and clothes from local stores. It is a lot of fun and, actually, very big...