• Federal Circuit Tightens Inequitable Conduct Standards: What Does This Mean for Patent Practice in the Future?
  • May 31, 2011 | Authors: Joshua B. Aronson; Christopher J. Chan; David A. Reed; William L. Warren
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On May 25, 2011, the en banc Federal Circuit raised the bar for establishing inequitable conduct in patent infringement cases. Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., No. 2008-1511 (Fed. Cir. May 25, 2011). We summarize the decision and then suggest how it may impact patent practice going forward.