Appeals from PTAB to the Federal Circuit: Injury-In-Fact Standing Requirement

There is a long-awaited clarification with regards to the question of whether a petitioner could appeal an adverse decision in an inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding in the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (“PTAB”) to the Federal Circuit. There is a pending case at the Supreme Court, RPX Corp. v. ChanBond. The patent community is waiting to see whether the Supreme Court will grant certiorari in RPX Corp, which raises this exact question. In.. Read More

The Federal Circuit Weighs in on CRISPR

Gene editing was once quite difficult.  Though it was not impossible to insert a new sequence of DNA into a bacterium and measure the effects, as recently as a decade ago, the process consumed unsustainably large amounts unlucky graduate students’ time and effort.  In 2012, a groundbreaking paper from the group led by Dr. Jennifer Doudna at the University of California demonstrated that the bacterial immune protein CRISPR Cas-9 could revolutionize gene editing… Read More