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

In Incept v. Palette Life Sciences 21-2063, 21-2065 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 16, 2023), the case addresses the Board’s anticipation and obviousness determinations in two IPRs (IPR2020-00002 and IPR2020-00004), where the Board held the claims in the challenged patents unpatentable as anticipated by, or obvious in view of, the asserted prior art.Continue Reading Anticipation and Obviousness in Patent Law: An Analysis of Recent IPR Decisions

In Corephotonics, Ltd. v. Apple Inc., 2022-1340, 2022-1341 (Fed. Cir. October 16, 2023), the decision addresses the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“Board” or “PTAB”) obviousness determinations in five final written decisions. Specifically, this decision concerns the Board committed procedural and substantive errors in concluding the prior art references at issue are analogous art.Continue Reading Federal Circuit Grapples with What Constitutes Analogous Art

In Rembrandt Diagnostics, LP v. Alere, Inc. 2021-1796 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 11, 2023), the decision addresses the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s obviousness determinations in an Inter Partes Review proceeding (IPR2016-01502), where the Board held the claims in the challenged patents unpatentable as obvious in view of the asserted prior art.Continue Reading Breaking down the Federal Circuits Reasoning in the Rembrandt vs Alere Patent Dispute

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