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Evan Lim is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

In Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic Vascular, Inc. v. Teleflex Innovations S.A.R.L., the case addresses whether the final written decisions in a consolidated inter partes appeal (“IPR”) correctly found that U.S. Patent 7,736,355 (“the ’355 patent”) does not qualify as prior art to related U.S. Patents 8,048,032, RE45,380, RE45,776, RE45,760, and RE47,379 (collectively, “the challenged patents”) under pre-AIA’s first-to-invent provisions.Continue Reading Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB’s Ruling of Swearing Behind a Prior Art Reference

This case addresses whether patents relating to methods and systems for connecting users based on their answers to polling questions claim patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.Continue Reading Trinity Info Media, LLC, fka Trinity Intel Media, LLC, v. Covalent, Inc., No. 2022-1308 (Fed. Cir. July 14, 2023) (“Opinion”)

This case addresses the legal standard for inherent anticipation.


The ’127 patent is directed to an invention that provides stable nucleic acid-lipid particles (“SNALP”) that have non-lamellar structure and

Continue Reading Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, FKA Protiva Biotherapeutics, Inc., v. Modernatx, Inc., FKA Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. No. 2020-1183 (Fed. Cir. April 11, 2023)

We are excited to share Sheppard Mullin’s inaugural quarterly report on key Federal Circuit decisions. The Spring 2023 Quarterly Report provides summaries of most key patent law-related decisions from January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023.Continue Reading 2023 Federal Circuit Case Summaries