March 9, 2016
On February 29, 2016, Fitch Even partner Steven G. Parmelee presented a CLE program on “Pro Bono Patent Applications” at a meeting of the Kootenai County Bar Association, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. During the program, Steve explained the multistep process for receiving pro bono legal assistance with patent applications in the state of Idaho, including a discussion of the various patent office fees involved. He also discussed the role of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in expanding and coordinating a pro bono program that now covers all 50 states.
Steve will be presenting a similar program on this topic to members of the Innovation Collective of Northern Idaho on April 6, 2016, also in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
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