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October 1, 2021

What to Know about the Restoring the America Invents Act

On September 29, 2021, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Restoring the America Invents Act “to address problems for small businesses and ordinary Americans caused by poor-quality patents.”  The bill addresses a broad set of issues related to post-grant proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In this legal alert, we discuss how this bill seeks to change current practice before the PTAB and highlight the potential impact those changes may have, both at the PTAB and beyond.

July 13, 2021

Fish & Richardson Names Kristine McKinney Chief Operating Officer

Fish & Richardson has named Kristine McKinney to be its new chief operating officer. McKinney replaces current COO Richard J. Anderson, who served in the role for the past eight years and is stepping away as part of a planned succession.

June 24, 2021

What to Know about the Supreme Court’s Arthrex Decision

This alert discusses the recent Supreme Court opinion in U.S. v. Arthrex and provides some basic commentary and practical considerations and tips that may arise because of the Arthrex decision. Nothing in this alert is intended to be legal advice, nor does it represent the view of any Fish & Richardson clients. The discussion of the decision is intended merely to summarize it, and not to opine on it. In addition, the observations made here are preliminary, and much will change as the bar absorbs the opinion and as the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, the PTO, and various parties react to it.

June 22, 2021

Supreme Court Issues Opinion in U.S. v. Arthrex

This alert discusses the recent Supreme Court opinion in U.S. v. Arthrex and provides some basic commentary on the decision to help you better understand it. Nothing in this alert is intended to be legal advice, nor does it represent the view of any Fish & Richardson clients. The discussion of the decision is intended merely to summarize it, and not to opine on it. In addition, the observations made here are preliminary, and much will change as the bar absorbs the opinion and as the Supreme Court, the PTO, and various parties react to it.