February 10, 2021
An article written by Fitch Even attorney Kerianne A. Strachan is featured in Business Law Today, published by the ABA Business Law Section. In the article, “Filing Patent Lawsuits as an Anonymous Plaintiff in the N.D. Ill.—Is it Possible?,” Kerianne discusses a case in which the Northern District of Illinois held that plaintiffs could not file patent infringement suits under pseudonyms to avoid tipping off defendants and allowing them to evade the claims. She goes on to describe potential alternative methods that might be used to thwart a defendant’s evasion.
To access the article and other content, please visit the Business Law Today website.
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Clarifies Equitable Intervening Rights Extend Beyond Protecting Monetary InvestmentsFebruary 26, 2021
On February 19, in John Bean Technologies Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc., the Federal Circuit clarified the types of investments that may be entitled to protections under the doctrine of equitable intervening rights, holding that it can extend beyond a monetary investment. Read more
IP Alert | Knowledge Within the Art Does Not Save Means-Plus-Function Claim Term Lacking Corresponding StructureFebruary 19, 2021
On February 12, in Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. v. Dropbox, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed that certain of Synchronoss's claims were invalid for indefiniteness, since the claims included a means-plus-function claim term that did not have adequate structural support in the specification. Read more