May 2013 Newsletter

May 1, 2013


Top Issues Every Consumer Products Company Should Consider
by Mechanical Technologies Group
Consumer products companies that put off or ignore patent protection for key products and product lines are putting those products at risk. Instead, let's look at ways to meld product introduction with patent protection and risk avoidance. [read more]

Litigating Patent Infringement Cases in the ITC

by Michael N. Rader and D. Alexander Ewing
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has become a popular choice for patent enforcement in recent years, but there are important differences between the ITC and district court that patentees need to consider in determining which forum is best for achieving their business goals. [read more]

IP Case Law Analysis

Below are links to reviews of recent Federal Circuit cases of interest. For other case reviews, go here.

Single Element May Not Be Enough to Prevent Finding of Descriptiveness
DuoPross Meditech Corp. v. Inviro Medical Devices, Ltd

IP Assignment Clauses May Be Enforceable Without Additional Consideration

Preston v. Marathon Oil

Federal Circuit Provides Insights on Arguments Against Obviousness
In re Mouttet

Influence of Secondary Considerations in Overcoming Prima Facie Case of Obviousness
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. v. Cadbury Adams USA LLC

Firm News

Key Patent Litigation Decisions and the ITC as Alternate Forum, Wolf Greenfield's April 24 webinar replay now available.

Wolf Greenfield Tops the Boston Business Journal's List of Largest Area Intellectual Property Law Firms. To read more, go here.

Chelsea Loughran has been named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" for 2013 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. To read more, go here.

Wolf Greenfield Achieves Dismissal of Patent Action. To read more, go here.