Tag Archives: Patent Law

The Supreme Court Speaks Unanimously: The USPTO Cannot Recover Legal Fees for Losing

On December 11, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the term “expense” under §145 of the Patent Act does not include the salaries of the USPTO’s legal personnel, and put an end to the USPTO’s attempts to recover attorneys’ fees in court challenges to its decisions. The Peter v. NantKwest, Inc. dispute arose after … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Extends Reach of Patentee to Recover Lost Foreign Profits

The Supreme Court on Friday held that WesternGeco, LLC (“WesternGeco”), owner of patents for a system used to survey the ocean floor, can recover profits from sales it lost outside the U.S. due to Ion Geophysical Corp.’s (“ION”) infringement of its patents. Under section §271(f) of the Patent Act, a company can be liable for … Continue Reading

Patent Attorneys from Marger Johnson to Join Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

Our intellectual property team is pleased to announce that six attorneys from Marger Johnson, a well-respected 32-year-old patent law firm, will be joining our firm’s IP practice on July 1, 2018. We are looking forward to welcoming the following patent attorneys: Alex Johnson Sean O’Brien Julie Reed Kevin Ross Justin Wagner Marie Weiskopf Each attorney … Continue Reading
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