February 2014 Newsletter

February 1, 2014


Recovering Patent Life with Patent Term Extension
by Michael T. Siekman and Charles T. Steenburg
Patents on methods of manufacturing drugs or biologics can be eligible for more generous Patent Term Extension (PTE) than other types of patents, but owners must be careful not to let the opportunity slip away. [read more]

What Sochi Can Teach About Trademarks

by Anderson J. Duff
It is important for organizations to police their trademarks diligently, particularly when their trademarks are core brand identifiers. [read more]

IP Case Law Analysis

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

Federal Circuit Stirs Up Questions about Unintentionally Delayed Maintenance Fee Payments
Network Signatures, Inc. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

Written Description Precludes Fishing Expedition
Novozymes v. DuPont Nutrition Biosciences

Firm News

"CRISPR/Cas-9 and the IP Landscape for a Revolutionary New Technology," Wolf Greenfield's February 5th webcast replay available here.

Our Litigation Team Secures Summary Judgment for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Keurig, and Starbucks. To read more, go here.

Our Litigation Team Secures Victory for Our Client Ascion LLC. To read more, go here.

Wolf Greenfield Begins 2014 Promoting Attorneys to New positions. To read more, go here.