February 19, 2014
Fitch Even partner Kendrew H. Colton was quoted in an article published in the February 17, 2014, edition of Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly publication of the American Chemical Society.
The article, titled "When Start-ups Hit Patent Roadblocks," discusses how important the protection of intellectual property is to the long-term survival of smaller firms, using the ongoing case of Evonik Degussa GmbH v. Materia Inc. as an example.
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
IP Alert | Customer Loyalty Program Does Not Claim Patent-Eligible Subject MatterFebruary 16, 2021
On February 8, in cxLoyalty, Inc v. Maritz Holdings, Inc., the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent for failure to claim patentable subject matter, reversing findings of the PTAB relating to substitute claims in a CBM review. Read more