Harness IP associates Jeremiah Foley and Hamad Mirza have co-authored an article, “Recent Decisions on Patent Protection Bars,” that has been published in the current edition of IPLS Proceedings, the official publication of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section.
The article examines diverging patent prosecution bar decisions at the district court level in years since the Federal Circuit last ruled on the topic in 2010. Foley and Mirza use several relevant cases to illustrate how district courts disagree on issues such as initial burden for a party seeking a bar, determination of “competitive decisionmakers,” and participation limitations in re-examination and other post-grant review proceedings under a patent prosecution bar.
The Intellectual Property Law Section provides education and information on federal and state patent, trademark, and copyright law issues through seminars, publications, and networking events. IPLS Proceedings features articles that keep its nearly 1,100 members current on the latest developments in the intellectual property field.
The full article can be found here.
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