1. Stone Basket Innovations v. Cook Medical LLC : When Is a Case “Exceptional” for the Purposes of §285?

    Posted on 26.06.18 Thomas Pia, on Patent Related Court Rulings, Patent Resources

    Stone Basket Innovations (SBI) sued Cook Medical LLC (Cook) for infringement of its patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,551,327 (‘327 Patent) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.[1]  Subsequently, the case was transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Southern District).[2]  The subject patent related to stone extraction medical devices for removing stones from biological systems, and contained elements directed to a “support filament,” “a handle comprising a sheath moving element,” and a “collapsible wire basket.”[3]  At deposition, in a moment that SBI’s attorneys’ will probably dream of again and again in a kind of horrible Groundhog Day remake, when questioned about the addition of the sheath movement element during prosecution, the inventor of the ‘327 replied, “I realize there is nothing novel about it.”[4]  Yikes!  But this is exactly what happened in Stone Basket Innovations, LLC v. Cook Medical LLC, 2017-2330 (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2018).

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  2. Michael Dilworth Presents Talk to Yale’s Tsai CITY

    Posted on 19.06.18 Thomas Pia, on Recent News & Articles

    Michael Dilworth, Managing Partner at Dilworth IP, presented a talk on Intellectual Property basics for the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (CITY) on Wednesday June 13th.  Tsai CITY is a creative hub of Yale University that unites students, faculty and alumni across disciplines in order to cultivate innovation. The mission of Michael’s talk was to introduce aspiring entrepreneurs to the various nuances involved in protecting their technology. “I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation that we were able to have,” Michael said of the event, “and am grateful for the opportunity to be able to assist the next generation of innovators in their mission to change the world.”

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  3. Dilworth IP to Host First Counsel to Counsel Webinar

    Posted on 08.06.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Webinar

    Dilworth IP will host its first Counsel to Counsel™ webinar panel on June 28th at 1:00 PM (EDT). In this series, in-house IP counsel members will be invited to share their insights and best practices. Michael Dilworth, Founder of Dilworth IP, will moderate this inaugural event, and will be joined by Catherine Toppin, Senior Patent Counsel & Manager at General Electric, David Joyal, VP Legal, Patents at Coty Inc., and George Romanik, former Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property for LANXESS Solutions US Inc.

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  4. Dilworth IP Runs in Support of the Hole in the Wall Gang

    Posted on 16.05.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, News and Events

    The Dilworth IP Team is very excited to support the Hole in the Wall Gang, a charitable organization founded by Paul Newman in 1988 which runs camps and various other programs across the Northeast for seriously ill children and their families to enjoy free of charge. On June 2nd, team members Michael Dilworth, Guinevere Ngau, Bill Reid, Theresa Reid and Thomas Pia will be running in a 5K race on behalf of Dilworth IP to raise money for the charity. “We are all very enthusiastic about supporting this cause,” said Michael Dilworth, Dilworth IP’s Founding Partner, “when children need serious medical attention, it is obviously so important that everything is done to provide that attention to them. Our instinct to help in that way is a good thing, but we also need to make sure that their whole childhood is not completely consumed by their illness. I am very moved by the idea of giving every kid—regardless of their illness—an opportunity to experience the joys of chi

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  5. Dilworth IP Partner Presents at the 34th Annual JPPCLE Seminar

    Posted on 03.05.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements

    Frederick Spaeth, Partner at Dilworth IP, was invited to speak at the 34th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar which will took place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York on Wednesday, May 2nd. The annual event is hosted by the Joint Patent Practice Continuing Legal Education (JPPCLE), as a one-day seminar of featured speakers who offer comprehensive presentations on various recent developments in patent law; including case law, legislation, and various regulations. Among the featured speakers this year will be the Honorable Pauline Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who will serve as the Keynote Speaker.  Fred’s talk, which was entitled “Written Description, Enablement Compliance for Antibody Claims – Evidence from Before and After Priority Date,” focused on the 2017 federal circuit decision Amgen v. Sanofi.

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  6. Upcoming Free Webinar: Just What is the Federal Circuit Thinking?

    Posted on 16.04.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Patent Related Court Rulings, Webinar

    Dr. Anthony Sabatelli & David Puleo will be presenting a free webinar on Thursday, April 19th at 1:00 PM (ET) for Dilworth IP, entitled, “Just What is the Federal Circuit Thinking? A Path Forward Amid Subject Matter Eligibility Variability.” Tens of millions spent on product development – how do you protect your company’s technology in an environment where the Federal Circuit redefines patent eligible subject matter on nearly a weekly basis, and where the USPTO’s application of these judgments is just as inconsistent? Is subject matter eligibility no longer a question of law and is it now morphing into a question of fact?

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  7. Matthew Siegal of Dilworth IP Published in The Intellectual Property Strategist

    Posted on 04.04.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Recent News & Articles

    Matthew Siegal, a patent attorney with Dilworth IP’s affiliate firm, Dilworth & Barrese, and Of Counsel to Dilworth IP, recently had an article published in The Intellectual Property Strategist entitled, “Even the Value of the Smallest Salable Unit Must Bes Apportioned.” In the article, Mr. Siegal discusses the Federal Circuit ruling in Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat.

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  8. Matthew Siegal of Dilworth IP Quoted in Law 360

    Posted on 22.02.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Patent Trends & Activity

    Matthew Siegal, a patent attorney with Dilworth IP’s affiliate firm, Dilworth & Barrese, and Of Counsel to Dilworth IP, was quoted in an article published by Law 360 entitled, “From NJ to Texas: How the Courts Fared at The Federal Circuit.” Mr. Siegel commented on the District of Delaware’s high affirmance rate with the Federal Circuit in patent cases, saying, “They’ve learned how to quote the standards and base their decision on alternate theories, some of which they know are less likely to be reversed.”

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  9. Dilworth IP’s David Puleo & Dr. Anthony Sabatelli Featured in the IP Litigator

    Posted on 11.01.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Patent Related Court Rulings, Recent News & Articles

    Dilworth IP’s David Puleo and Dr. Anthony Sabatelli recently had an article featured in the bi-monthly publication IP Litigator. Their article, entitled “UK Supreme Court Redefines Patent Infringement,” considers the United Kingdom Supreme Court decision in Actavis UK Limited and others v. Eli Lilly and Company, and the implications it has on defining patent infringement.

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  10. Dilworth IP Sponsors 2nd China Pharma IP Summit

    Posted on 20.12.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements

    Dilworth IP was a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual China Pharma Intellectual Property Summit. Dilworth IP’s Michael Dilworth, Anthony Sabatelli and Jing Zhou attended the event, which was held in Shanghai on December 7th and 8th. The summit is an opportunity for in-house counsel members from Chinese pharmaceutical companies to network with intellectual property attorneys from around the world. With laws concerning the pharmaceutical industry continuing to evolve in China, the summit becomes increasingly more important.

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