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The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, was intended to limit “forum shopping” of class actions lawsuits, or in a court where the law was most favorable to the plaintiff, even if the location was not connected with the underlying facts.  However, the Act did not generally apply to patent infringement cases.  As a result most patent infringement suits (44% in 2015) are filed in the Eastern District of Texas, which has a reputation for juries that award large verdicts.  When a suit is filed there, there is much pressure on a defendant to settle even if the patent owner’s case is weak.

Carmel Indiana’s T.C. Heartland hopes to limit forum shopping.  It was sued for patent infringement by Kraft Foods, and the case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari last month on appeal from the Federal Circuit. The dispute revolves around whether the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opened the floodgates to forum-shopping in 1990 when it adopted an ultra-liberal interpretation of where a defendant business “resides” – and in the proposed solution, which is to interpret Congress’s 2011 amendments to a general venue statute as having implicitly overruled the 1990 ruling.

The American Intellectual Property Law Association has filed an “amicus” brief arguing that the Federal Circuit correctly interpreted the general venue statute at 28 U.S.C. 1391 as providing a definition of “resides” in the patent venue statute at 28 U.S.C. 1400(b) Although the Supreme Court in Fourco Glass Co. v. Transmirra Products Corp., 353 U.S. 222 (1957), found the two statutes worked independently, Congress changed the law in 1988 by adding to the general venue statute “for purposes of venue under this chapter.” According to the brief, the deletion of that phrase in 2011 did not return the law to the Fourco rule because it was replaced with the phrase “for all venue purposes.” Nor does the added phrase “except as otherwise provided by law” adopt the Supreme Court’s Fourco rule, the brief concluded.  The AIPLA’s amicus brief is below.

Overhauser Law Offices the publisher of this site, assists with US and foreign trademark searches, trademark applications and assists with enforcing trademarks via infringement litigation and licensing.

The U.S. Trademark Office issued the following  217 trademark registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in January 2017 based on applications filed by Indiana trademark attorneys:
Registration No. Word Mark Click To View
5114184 AKESOCARE TSDR
5113123 AKESOCARE TSDR
5133813 BIOSTOP TSDR
5133682 A STUDENT UNION FOR ADULTS TSDR
5133485 CLOSET CANDY BOUTIQUE TSDR
5133340 TRUCONTOUR TSDR
5133103 LAUNCH TSDR
5133008 BIOPHOTONX TSDR
5132913 DIRT CREW TSDR
5132629 STAR 88.3 TSDR
5132502 SQUEAKY CLEAN TSDR
5132400 #LABELCONSCIOUS TSDR
5132324 TSDR
5132297 MENDAPAUSE TSDR
5132254 BAMBOO NATURALS TSDR
5132060 BUILDING AN ENERGY ECOSYSTEM TSDR
5134763 QOVE TSDR
5129002 YODER LEATHER COMPANY TSDR
5128950 LOVE GROWS WILD TSDR
5128394 EVENING OF REAL REFRESHMENT TSDR
5128390 ONECONTROL TSDR
5128049 SELECTION SUNDAY TSDR
5127966 DECLARE YOURSELF TSDR
5127865 BISON COACH TSDR
5127731 PACE MEDICAL STAFFING, INC. TSDR
5127700 KASHWÉRE TSDR
5127371 ESN ENERGY SYSTEMS NETWORK TSDR
5130697 P.I.M.P. TSDR
5130688 ROLLER BARRE TSDR
5124480 CONFIDENCE TSDR
5124461 GOLD STANDARD TSDR
5124460 QUALIFIED TSDR
5124459 EXEMPTION TSDR
5124458 DEDUCTION TSDR
5124457 DEFALLT TSDR
5124456 BEAN COUNTER TSDR
5124455 HOP COLLECTOR TSDR
5124117 LEADERCARE TSDR
5123984 CLOSET CANDY TSDR
5123951 ARTISTRY TSDR
5123880 URBAN LADLE TSDR
5123748 LESSONLY TSDR
5123743 ZLATNO SONCE TSDR
5123628 VETERANS INAUGURAL BALL TSDR
5123418 FUTURE PRESIDENTS OF AMERICA TSDR
5123408 UPGRADE YOU. ONLY BETTER. TSDR
5123356 ONYX+EAST TSDR
5123276 BOARDABLE TSDR
5123042 RETRO-TECH SYSTEMS TSDR
5122885 BENEBAC TSDR
5122870 THAI.P.A. TSDR
5122452 JALAPEÑO HOLIC NATURALLY ADDICTIVE FOODS TSDR
5122424 FLOORS TO YOUR HOME TSDR
5122410 CUSTOM CRIMP TSDR
5122389 B BRAQ TSDR
5122379 ILEA INTERNATIONAL LIVE EVENTS ASSOCIATION TSDR
5122312 WINTER INNOVATION FORUM WHERE THE CONVERSATION TAKES PLACE TSDR
5122304 WOW! TSDR
5122236 BUTT NAKED STRIP GAME TSDR
5119481 SENTRYSHIELD TSDR
5119459 FUN FINDER TSDR
5119458 RADIANCE TSDR
5119363 TSDR
5119359 TAXMAN TSDR
5119276 ECLIPSE STAFFING & SECURITY TSDR
5119213 YARDARM TSDR
5119133 WHISKEY BUSINESS SPORTS BAR & ENTERTAINMENT TSDR
5119132 FABWA TSDR
5119089 TRAIL HAND TSDR
5119086 SILVERADO TSDR
5119083 BISON TSDR
5118899 TIMBER RIDGE TSDR
5118894 TIMBER RIDGE TSDR
5118868 MODERN FLOW TSDR
5118781 FIGHTING FOR INCARCERATED VETERANS EVERYWHERE (THE F.I.V.E. PROGRAM) TSDR
5118756 LEAVES ON THE LOOSE TSDR
5118637 RTS TSDR
5118636 RTS TSDR
5118635 RTS TSDR
5118634 RTS TSDR
5118608 PIC TSDR
5118584 AQUAPAWS TSDR
5118555 MAIL ORDER BRIDE TSDR
5118464 UNLEASHED TO LEAD TSDR
5118424 HUNT NAKED TSDR
5118404 ZOMBIES PLAYGROUND TSDR
5121289 TOP GUN TSDR
5118001 WILDE HORTICULTURE TSDR
5114675 PROMISE TSDR
5116297 GROW TUBS TSDR
5116290 ADOPTION AS A SERVICE TSDR
5114570 B TSDR
5114408 HOOPS TSDR
5114300 AQUAPACER TSDR
5113919 K9 PREP SCHOOL TSDR
5113656 PRO DAY USA SPORTS. MEASURING. DEVICES. TSDR
5113234 THE VAULT CLUB TSDR
5112880 INDIANA GROWN TSDR
5131874 PAYK12 TSDR
5131868 COURSENETWORKING TSDR
5134680 SILVERBACK NXT TSDR
5131794 UNION REVOLT TSDR
5131770 TSDR
5131768 DELTA UPSILON TSDR
5131754 CIRCUPLUS 1500 TSDR
5131751 DR. BLUE TSDR
5131712 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE TSDR
5134641 EXPLAINED TSDR
5131577 TSDR
5131576 A&L GREAT LAKES TSDR
5131519 DURANGO TSDR
5131456 ABC TSDR
5131455 UNCOIL THE POWER! TSDR
5131339 FRANCISCAN WORKING WELL TSDR
5134543 PENNGRADE TSDR
5134541 PENNGRADE TSDR
5134463 SUMMER ROSE TSDR
5134415 NO MEAN CITY TSDR
5134350 TRITON TSDR
5134339 RIVERVIEW HEALTH PHYSICIANS TSDR
5131065 GH HERRMANN TSDR
5134068 MAJESTIC STAR CASINO HOTEL TSDR
5131011 DESCENDANTS OF KINGS TSDR
5130989 TCC TSDR
5130411 EDDYWRAPS TSDR
5130663 WORLD MUAY THAI LEAGUE TSDR
5130662 MINDFUL MUAY THAI TSDR
5130370 BATLITE TSDR
5130366 BEACHIN’ LIFE TSDR
5130344 TSDR
5130343 ENTEGRA TSDR
5130282 SUB ZERO TSDR
5130187 EQUAL TSDR
5130186 EQUAL TSDR
5130146 BRITE ZONE TSDR
5129816 EXTREMESTART TSDR
5130591 ENERGY SYSTEMS GROUP TSDR
5129502 OLIVE MEDICAL TSDR
5129450 L2L TSDR
5122085 PULL PAL TSDR
5125753 3 FLOYDS TSDR
5122065 JSK JAS SUM KRAL TSDR
5125461 MY DARK ADDICTION TSDR
5125439 RESTOREWORKS MASONRY RESTORATION RETURNING VALUE. RESTORING PRIDE TSDR
5125363 STOP ANIMAL ABUSE TSDR
5121813 ANAR GOURMET FOODS TSDR
5125067 ELEVEN FIFTY TSDR
5125050 BALL MAGNET TSDR
5125022 ROOM 47 PRODUCTIONS TSDR
5124885 SELECTE TSDR
5124645 HYDRACHOICE TSDR
5112193 FORERETIREMENT TSDR
5112192 INCOME 150+ TSDR
5121264 HAPQZ TSDR
5117918 RWB RED WOD & BLUE TSDR
5117894 NINE FORTY A TRADITIONAL COMPANY EST. 2014 TSDR
5121138 VB VERA BRADLEY TSDR
5117680 PEEONMEADS RELIEVING YOURSELF FROM UNPRODUCTIVE ADVERTISING TSDR
5117672 OLD HICKORY GENUINE ORIGINAL ANDREW JACKSON CHAIR EST. 1899 OLD HICKORY TSDR
5117633 TOTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS TSDR
5121073 FIND DELIVER INSTALL SMARTER TSDR
5120936 LOADVISTA TSDR
5117373 RESA ROYALE TSDR
5117363 BLU AGE TSDR
5117195 IARCA TSDR
5117193 IARCA TSDR
5117192 IARCA TSDR
5117191 IARCA TSDR
5117163 NOR-COTE TSDR
5120770 FACILITY OF THE FUTURE TSDR
5120711 SINGRITE TSDR
5120694 TSDR
5120642 OWN WORST ENEMY TSDR
5120594 VERTICAL HIVE TSDR
5120573 NUTRA-ISO TSDR
5120533 M MICROSYSTEMS TSDR
5120267 POLYDEUCES TSDR
5116907 TSDR
5120056 HEALTH’S KITCHEN TSDR
5120042 ZURA TSDR
5120015 DIGITALMACE TSDR
5119722 MONSTER RACKS TSDR
5116090 PHOTOMATIC TSDR
5116073 TSDR
5115984 HYDRORAIN TSDR
5115958 HARNESS TSDR
5115936 ARIA TSDR
5112373 ATOCH TSDR
5115900 BRONZE ELEMENTS TSDR
5115791 COMPETITION READY TSDR
5115790 COMPETITION READY TSDR
5112219 PROLEGACY A LEGACY GUARANTEED TSDR
5112195 IARCA TSDR
5112194 IARCA TSDR
5115738 VOTAIRE TSDR
5112127 MONUMENTAL MILE TSDR
5112126 MONUMENTAL MARATHON TSDR
5115687 SKAMPCAN TSDR
5115596 QUARLENNIUM TSDR
5115552 NORTHEAST INDIANA POSITIVE RESOURCE CONNECTION TSDR
5112048 CRUM TSDR
5115423 THREE STRING BOOKS TSDR
5115286 CONNEXYOURGOV TSDR
5115164 ADDER SYSTEM TSDR
5115134 CLUSTERTRUCK TSDR
5115104 REBEL HERBS TSDR
5115102 THRIVE TSDR
5115000 SAMMY WATKINS TSDR
5114999 SAMMY WATKINS TSDR
5114947 VACUFORCE TSDR
5114907 SYNFIX EVOLUTION TSDR
5114875 BANKERS LIFE HEALTH ADVANTAGE TSDR
5129270 DESIGNER SKIN CHERISH TSDR
5124579 SPOTSHIELD TSDR
5119675 SPEAK MORE! TSDR
5119641 WATER FOR EMPOWERMENT TSDR
5114787 INTEPRITY TSDR

The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 216 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in January 2017, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys:
Overhauser Law Offices, the publisher of this site, assists with US and foreign patent searches, patent applications and assists with enforcing patents via infringement litigation and licensing.

Patent No. Title
1 9,560,215 System, method, and computer-readable medium for rebilling a carrier bill
2 9,558,682 Tamper evident security seal
3 9,557,356 Utility meter with wireless pulse output
4 9,557,325 Method of altering the binding specificity of proteins by oxidation-reduction reactions
5 9,557,274 Analytical devices for detection of low-quality pharmaceuticals
6 9,557,199 Firefighting monitor
7 9,557,139 Article of apparel including concealed weapon pocket
8 9,557,095 Refrigerator door lock
9 9,556,922 End members and gas spring assemblies including same
10 9,556,921 Air spring sleeve
11 9,556,779 Leak detection and mitigation in reductant delivery systems
12 9,556,778 Waste heat recovery system including a clutched feedpump
13 9,556,750 Compartmentalization of cooling air flow in a structure comprising a CMC component
14 9,556,743 Visual indicator of coating thickness
15 9,556,453 Insect resistance management with combinations of Cry1Be and Cry1F proteins
16 9,556,333 Biodegradable polymer formulations
17 9,556,319 Process for devulcanizing rubber
18 9,556,243 Methods for making cytokine compositions from tissues using non-centrifugal methods
19 9,556,153 JAK1 inhibitors
20 9,555,947 Vented steam cooking package
21 9,555,920 Container
22 9,555,841 Retractable rear fairing
23 9,555,817 End members for rail spring assemblies and suspension systems including same
24 9,555,800 Service disconnect interlock system and method for hybrid vehicles
25 9,555,719 System and method for optimizing hybrid vehicle battery usage constraints
26 9,555,712 Vehicle system with batteries in series
27 9,555,684 Gas spring assembly and method of assembling same
28 9,555,603 Peelable film for container lid
29 9,555,346 Filter with tri-flow path combinations
30 9,555,215 Treatment fluid delivery method, and turbulator for promoting uptake of a treatment agent
31 9,555,139 Binding ligand linked drug delivery conjugates of tubulysins
32 9,554,930 Powered medical device deployment system
33 9,554,920 Bone matrix compositions having nanoscale textured surfaces
34 9,554,910 Patient-specific glenoid guide and implants
35 9,554,877 Dental regenerative device made of porous metal
36 9,554,835 Surgical implant system and method
37 9,554,831 Intervertebral spinal implant and method
38 9,554,801 Extravascular implant for facilitating sutured side-to-side arteriovenous fistula creation and maintaining patency
39 9,554,783 Closure device and method of closing a bodily opening
40 9,554,741 Precision depth control lancing tip
41 9,554,703 Diabetes care system for detection of an analyte and method for selective data transmission
42 9,554,625 Apparatus for ratcheting multiple restraint webs via a single actuator
43 9,554,534 Canola inbred line CL1992625A
44 9,554,526 Inbred corn line SMM11BM
45 D777,362 Flashlight
46 D777,329 Bone staple
47 D776,964 Lounge base end portion
48 9,552,859 Electronic memory including ROM and RAM
49 9,552,714 Occupant egress prediction systems, methods and devices
50 9,552,706 Color changing backlight for fluid delivery devices displaying temperature
51 9,552,460 Apparatus for supporting and monitoring a person
52 9,551,993 Apparatus and method for grouping vehicles for cooperative driving
53 9,551,921 Method for displaying an image
54 9,551,920 Tensioned projection screen assembly
55 9,551,737 Grain bin capacitive moisture sensor system and method
56 9,551,631 System and method for adapting to a variable fuel delivery cutout delay in a fuel system of an internal combustion engine
57 9,551,553 Bowfishing arrow slide with overmolded dampening member arrangement
58 9,551,299 Check valve for propulsive engine combustion chamber
59 9,551,251 Selective dosing module control system
60 9,551,079 Systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions
61 9,551,051 Weldable oxidation resistant nickel-iron-chromium aluminum alloy
62 9,551,024 Cotton event pDAB4468.18.07.1 detection method
63 9,550,774 Dihydropyrido pyrimidine compounds as autotaxin inhibitors
64 9,550,751 Processes for the preparation of pesticidal compounds
65 9,550,739 Molecules having certain pesticidal utilities, and intermediates, compositions, and processes related thereto
66 9,550,734 Bivalent linkers and conjugates thereof
67 9,550,658 Inground superstructure and integrated third stage arm for vehicle lift
68 9,550,533 Mud flap assembly
69 9,550,446 Cargo restraint device
70 9,550,429 Systems and methods for management of fleet batteries
71 9,550,416 Heavy duty truck chassis having rear mounted fuel tank
72 9,550,217 Exhaust component cleaning and requalification process
73 9,550,028 Single step desiccating bead-in-syringe concentrating device
74 9,550,015 Functionally-closed, sterile blood processing solution system and method
75 9,550,012 Tissue scaffolds having bone growth factors
76 9,550,011 Surface coatings for biological implants and prostheses
77 9,549,992 Folate receptor binding conjugates of antifolates
78 9,549,920 Methods and compositions for treating post-operative pain comprising a local anesthetic
79 9,549,865 Surgical positioning system
80 9,549,834 Emergency vessel repair prosthesis deployment system
81 9,549,833 Stent delivery, repositioning, and removal system
82 9,549,820 Glenoid implant with synthetic labrum
83 9,549,768 Medical implant system for securing bone fragments
84 9,549,748 Methods of locating and treating tissue in a wall defining a bodily passage
85 9,549,723 Surgical instrumentation and method
86 9,549,715 Vial useable in tissue extraction procedures
87 9,549,705 Apparatuses for supporting and monitoring a condition of a person
88 9,549,675 Sensor control for apparatuses for supporting and monitoring a person
89 9,549,643 Adjustable curved door assembly
90 9,549,560 Pesticidal compositions and related methods
91 9,549,556 Macrocyclic picolinamides as fungicides
92 9,549,555 Macrocyclic picolinamide compounds with fungicidal activity
93 9,549,511 Soybean variety 10CR148128
94 D776,601 Tonneau cover
95 D776,534 Pour spout
96 D776,511 Knob
97 9,549,324 Coexistence of multiple radios in a medical device
98 9,548,671 Voltage booster for utility meter
99 9,548,666 Method and apparatus for offline switch mode power supply with dithered switching frequency
100 9,548,496 Paper-based lithium-ion batteries
101 9,548,192 Ion focusing
102 9,546,979 Analyzing a metabolite level in a tissue sample using DESI
103 9,546,585 Apparatus, method, and system for diagnosing reductant delivery performance
104 9,546,574 Engine liquid injection
105 9,546,386 Glucose and xylose co-fermenting microorganism that expresses active glucoamylase
106 9,546,100 Continuous-flow solar ultraviolet disinfection system for drinking water
107 9,545,871 In-vehicle lift mechanism
108 9,545,870 Manual override for slide-out room system having wall-mounted drive mechanism
109 9,545,639 Multi-function wand assembly
110 9,545,591 Rotating separator with housing preventing separated liquid carryover
111 9,545,527 System design and method for verifying 3D dosimetric imaging of charged particles in media
112 9,545,501 System for a wire-lumen free balloon catheter
113 9,545,324 Pre-loaded iliac branch device and methods of deployment
114 9,545,060 Growth chamber carousel
115 D776,068 Control module
116 D775,832 Customizable caddy
117 9,544,677 In-ear headphone
118 9,544,676 Oval shaped in-ear headphone
119 9,544,136 Key agreement in wireless networks with active adversaries
120 9,543,633 Antenna dish heating system
121 9,543,058 Insulated winding wire
122 9,542,856 Method and system for learning call analysis
123 9,542,835 Networked pest control system
124 9,542,665 Methods for creating, arranging, and leveraging an ad-hoc collection of heterogeneous organization components
125 9,542,108 Efficient migration of virtual storage devices to a remote node using snapshots
126 9,541,844 Method and apparatus for calibrating a projected image manufacturing device
127 9,541,248 Lightguide with horizontal cutoff and horizontal spread
128 9,541,229 Hydro-formed T-fitting
129 9,541,228 Push-to-connect fitting
130 9,541,218 Universal indicator post
131 9,541,191 Dual pump regulator system for a motor vehicle transmission
132 9,541,168 Multi-speed transmission
133 9,541,150 End members and gas spring assemblies including same
134 9,541,106 Plasma optimized aerostructures for efficient flow control
135 9,541,039 Apparatus, system, and method for reducing emission of nitrogen oxides
136 9,541,003 Air particle separator
137 9,540,844 Lock re-pinning assembly
138 9,540,814 Foundation column
139 9,540,702 Stabilization of enzymes with stable coenzymes
140 9,540,656 Stacked herbicide tolerance event 8291.45.36.2, related transgenic soybean lines, and detection thereof
141 9,540,655 Stacked herbicide tolerance event 8264.44.06.1, related transgenic soybean lines, and detection thereof
142 9,540,654 Synthetic brassica-derived chloroplast transit peptides
143 9,540,610 Collagen and cell implant
144 9,540,429 Host cell lines expressing recombinant GDF-5 protein
145 9,540,342 Processes for the preparation of pesticidal compounds
146 9,540,059 Fifth wheel trailer safety device
147 9,540,051 Truck tailgate and method of use
148 9,539,997 Method of power split for hybrid powertrain
149 9,539,745 In-mold-coated automotive interior and other products, and methods for manufacturing same
150 9,539,599 Recirculation block
151 9,539,363 Collagen matrix
152 9,539,352 Method and system for treating packaged products
153 9,539,161 Moveable corner element for a casket
154 9,539,155 Control system for patient support apparatus
155 9,539,130 Low profile stepped delivery system
156 9,539,127 Ureteral endoluminal abrasion device
157 9,539,123 Fenestrated stent grafts
158 9,539,116 User interface related to a surgical provisional
159 9,539,096 Methods for supporting a prosthetic implant in a patient
160 9,539,095 Porous metal implants with bone cement
161 9,539,090 Transaortic valve access device
162 9,539,068 Implantable screw and system for socket preservation
163 9,539,013 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods
164 9,539,003 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
165 9,538,998 Method and apparatus for fracture fixation
166 9,538,996 Fistula grafts and related methods and systems for treating fistulae
167 9,538,974 Methods and systems for correcting table deflection
168 9,538,945 Desorption electrospray ionization sampling without damaging an in vivo tissue sample
169 9,538,941 Devices and methods for expression of bodily fluids from an incision
170 9,538,884 Agitator for food and beverage mixer
171 9,538,756 Pesticidal compositions and processes related thereto
172 9,538,751 Canola seed treatment composition and method
173 9,538,731 Aviary cage with manure removal system and method for constructing the same
174 9,538,721 Collapsible animal crate assembly
175 9,538,716 Canola inbred restorer line CE185942R
176 9,538,715 Low saturated-fat sunflower and associated methods
177 9,538,710 Crop product tracking system and method
178 D775,491 Pureeing appliance
179 D775,483 Cup holder
180 9,538,127 Remote customer assistance system having two-way audio and video interface
181 9,538,075 Frequency domain processing techniques for plenoptic images
182 9,537,702 Method and apparatus for identifying channel bandwidth and channel offset of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing signal
183 9,537,373 Alternator fan
184 9,536,692 Capacitive microelectromechanical switches with dynamic soft-landing
185 9,536,363 Operation communication system
186 9,535,429 Water pressure controlled mixing valve
187 9,535,428 Spring controlled valve
188 9,535,073 Prediction and recognition of acute kidney injury after surgery
189 9,535,050 Fluid quality monitoring and filtration system
190 9,534,993 Entropy-based impact load identification
191 9,534,951 Measuring module for remission photometric analysis and method for the production thereof
192 9,534,885 Apparatus for determining a vertical position of at least one interface between a first component and at least one second component and laboratory automation system
193 9,534,740 LED induction combination lighting system
194 9,534,672 Variator switching valve scheme for a torroidal traction drive transmission
195 9,534,640 Clutch coupled to gas turbine engine and method for cooling
196 9,534,537 Phase change material cooling system for a vehicle
197 9,534,260 Materials and methods for detecting the aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase gene (AAD-12) containing event pDAB4472-1606 in plants
198 9,534,235 Efficient sterilization of fish by disruption of germ cell development
199 9,534,232 Nucleic acid molecules that target RPS6 and confer resistance to coleopteran pests
200 9,534,218 Expression of maize codon optimized proteins in pseudomonas fluorescens
201 9,534,182 Method of producing industrial corn base oil from a fermentation byproduct of a corn ethanol production process
202 9,534,002 Procedures for the synthesis of ethylenediamine bisborane and ammonia borane
203 9,533,975 Dual-action, unnatural proline-rich peptides as antibiotic agents and methods thereof
204 9,533,969 Materials and method for inhibiting replication protein A and uses thereof
205 9,533,961 Molecules having certain pesticidal utilities, and intermediates, compositions, and processes related thereto
206 9,533,936 Removal of fatty acid from esterified propoxylated glycerin
207 9,533,090 Method and apparatus for separating a material
208 9,532,897 Devices that train voice patterns and methods thereof
209 9,532,880 Method of implanting a reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant having an elliptical glenosphere component
210 9,532,820 Bone plate hybrid device
211 9,532,805 Single lock external fixation clamp arrangement and method
212 9,532,795 Button release handle
213 9,532,777 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
214 9,532,775 Method and apparatus for suture anchors with a vertical eyelet
215 9,532,730 Use of micro- and miniature position sensing devices for use in TKA and THA
216 9,532,516 Apparatus and method for growing plants hydroponically in containers

 

The Supreme Court on December 6, 2016, heard oral argument on whether the export by Roche, which has an office in Indiana, of an enzyme triggers patent infringement.  Roche’s customer Life Technologies imported Roche’s “AmpliGold Plus” enzyme into the United Kingdom, and used it to build genetic testing kits.  Life Technologies did not sell the kits in the US.  However, Promega Corp. sued it for vicarious patent infringement (inducing or contributing to patent infringement) claiming that by purchasing enzyme in the US, Life Technologies violated 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1).  This provision of the patent Act makes it an infringement to supply abroad “all or a substantial portion of the components.” The Federal Circuit had earlier held that the AmpliGold Plus enzyme, met the requirement of a “substantial” portion of the components. The Supreme Court seemed to agree that “substantial” may be ambiguous, but some Justices suggested that supply of a single component was more properly considered under Section 271(f)(2), which addresses the supply of a non-staple, specially made component. Promega distinguished (f)(1) and (f)(2) as exporting counterparts to Section 271(b) induced infringement and §271(c) contributory infringement, respectively.  The transcript of the hearing is below.

Transcript-Life-v-Promega

Overhauser Law Offices, the publisher of this site, assists with US and foreign patent searches, patent applications and assists with enforcing patents via infringement litigation and licensing.

The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 237 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in November 2016, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys:

Patent No. Title
1 D772,754 Prelock prevention device for use with a web retractor
2 D772,691 Decorative layered rose
3 D772,626 Seat shell
4 9,509,847 System and method for language specific routing
5 9,509,824 Multi-phone programming application
6 9,509,154 Algorithmic battery charging system and method
7 9,509,065 Wire cut and tap with bypass feature
8 9,508,206 Usage of GPS on door security
9 9,507,034 Radiation detector having a ribbed scintillator
10 9,506,950 Tampering detection for an electric meter
11 9,506,918 Methods of specifically releasing a sub-group of objects
12 9,506,715 Crossbow trigger assembly
13 9,506,429 System and method for control of fuel injector spray using ultrasonics
14 9,506,385 Fuel fired burner for vehicle exhaust component
15 9,506,356 Composite retention feature
16 9,506,253 Molded wall unit
17 9,506,084 Production of hydrogen using an anaerobic biological process
18 9,506,081 Transgene construct to improve Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat and barley
19 9,506,077 Synthetic chloroplast transit peptides
20 9,505,883 Carbohydrate polyamine binders and materials made therewith
21 9,505,838 Method to treat migraines using CGRP antibodies
22 9,505,747 Processes for preparing tubulysin derivatives and conjugates thereof
23 9,505,599 Evacuated bottle system
24 9,505,543 Hermetic packages with laser scored vent systems
25 9,505,528 Drink cup and lid
26 9,505,012 Automated sample workcell and method of operation
27 9,504,950 Filter and filter media having reduced restriction
28 9,504,947 Air filter assemblies and carrier frames having vortex-generating flow guide
29 9,504,945 Air cooling system incorporating membrane-free filter and/or integral framing for filter
30 9,504,936 Method of packing chromatographic columns
31 9,504,934 Multicomponent dividing wall columns
32 9,504,782 Package for hydrophilic medical instruments
33 9,504,769 Graft materials containing bioactive substances, and methods for their manufacture
34 9,504,749 Medical devices and methods comprising an adhesive sheet containing a drug depot
35 9,504,698 Flowable composition that sets to a substantially non-flowable state
36 9,504,589 Stent delivery system with nitinol trigger wire
37 9,504,581 Extended articular surface resurfacing head
38 9,504,579 Methods of predetermining the contour of a resected bone surface and assessing the fit of a prosthesis on the bone
39 9,504,555 Assembly of stent grafts
40 9,504,552 Hemodialysis graft
41 9,504,480 Methods and instruments for use in vertebral treatment
42 9,504,460 Soft tissue repair device and method
43 9,504,458 Methods and systems for treating complex fistulae
44 9,504,411 Diabetes manager for glucose testing and continuous glucose monitoring
45 9,504,359 Molded wall unit including a corner bracket
46 9,504,251 Pesticidal compositions and related methods
47 9,504,247 System for collecting and preserving tissue cores
48 9,504,234 Egg saving perch and method
49 D771,988 Seat and backrest
50 D771,961 Student chair
51 9,504,047 Method and apparatus for opportunistic user scheduling of two-cell multiple user MIMO
52 9,503,681 Simulated transparent display with augmented reality for remote collaboration
53 9,502,944 Component for an electric machine
54 9,502,943 Power generation systems and methods of generating power
55 9,501,884 System and method for accessing a structure using directional antennas and a wireless token
56 9,501,730 Optical barcodes having spatially phase shifted clock and reference tracks
57 9,501,614 Method for computer-aided vaccine discovery
58 9,501,382 Systems and methods of detecting power bugs
59 9,500,654 Methods for identifying protein-protein interactions
60 9,500,630 Ion generation using modified wetted porous materials
61 9,500,625 Micro-fluidic system using micro-apertures for high throughput detection of cells
62 9,500,623 Synchronization of ion generation with cycling of a discontinuous atmospheric interface
63 9,500,572 Sample dispenser including an internal standard and methods of use thereof
64 9,500,571 Handling of sample tubes comprising geometric tube data
65 9,500,570 Apparatus for tissue transfer
66 9,500,174 Internal combustion engine having a change of mind (COM) starter system and a COM starter system
67 9,500,172 Starter system
68 9,500,167 Filter element with a combined endplate/lid with a central hole
69 9,500,097 Turbocharger containment assembly
70 9,500,080 Method of replacing damaged aerofoil
71 9,499,854 Tyrosine kinase biosensors and methods of use
72 9,499,849 Processes for preparing tubulysins
73 9,499,835 Use of Cry1Da in combination with Cry1Be for management of resistant insects
74 9,499,573 Iridium-based complexes for ECL
75 9,499,558 Compounds and methods for treating HIV
76 9,499,490 Fluorophenyl pyrazol compounds
77 9,499,444 Alkyl ester polystyrene blends for use in concrete
78 9,499,318 System and method for containment and organization of medical wire
79 9,499,145 Pressurized gas reservoirs including an elastomeric wall
80 9,499,121 Web position adjustment and attenuation apparatus
81 9,499,043 Air intake assembly for a vehicle
82 9,498,743 Filter element with features to improve pre-cleaning performance, sealing, and structural support
83 9,498,736 Development apparatus
84 9,498,590 Leak detection system and method for tube or catheter placement
85 9,498,477 Compositions and uses thereof to ameliorate pain
86 9,498,400 Method and apparatus for providing a dynamically loaded force and/or a static progressive force to a joint of a patient
87 9,498,397 Dual column surgical support system
88 9,498,364 Medical device delivery system and method of flushing same
89 9,498,361 Repositionable diameter constraints
90 9,498,356 Flexible stent and delivery system
91 9,498,341 Latent mobile bearing for prosthetic device
92 9,498,339 Deforming implant-bone interface
93 9,498,323 Stent graft having movable fenestrated tubular bridge
94 9,498,322 Multi-portion endoluminal prosthesis
95 9,498,271 Coaxial needle cannula with distal spiral mixer and side ports for fluid injection
96 9,498,233 Universal acetabular guide and associated hardware
97 9,498,230 Modular reaming system for femoral revision
98 9,498,226 Embolic coil delivery system
99 9,498,218 System and method for attaching soft tissue to an implant comprising a nanotextured surface
100 9,498,204 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
101 9,497,967 Synergistic pesticidal compositions and related methods
102 9,497,966 Pesticidal compositions and related methods
103 9,497,928 System for automating animal testing protocols
104 9,497,923 Hybrid corn variety 373284
105 9,497,913 Soybean variety 10CR134130
106 9,497,898 Agricultural harvester unloading assist system and method
107 D771,408 Towel bar
108 D771,405 Tissue holder
109 9,497,326 System and method for voicemail acceleration
110 9,496,639 Electrical connectors for vehicles
111 9,496,127 Differentially pumped dual linear quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer
112 9,495,704 System and method for managing educational institution borrower debt
113 9,495,378 Tracing message transmissions between communications network devices
114 9,494,785 Single image super-resolution microscopy and telescope systems
115 9,494,569 Test strip ejector for medical device
116 9,494,557 Micro-fluidic system using micro-apertures for high throughput detection of cells
117 9,494,297 Solar-powered LED module and lighting fixtures
118 9,494,229 Modulation control system and method for a hybrid transmission
119 9,493,963 Portable barrier and associated method of use
120 9,493,907 Laundry collar with clip
121 9,493,844 DNA detection methods for site specific nuclease activity
122 9,493,781 Synthetic brassica-derived chloroplast transit peptides
123 9,493,779 FAD2 performance loci and corresponding target site specific binding proteins capable of inducing targeted breaks
124 9,493,603 Carbohydrate binders and materials made therewith
125 9,493,508 Polypeptide inhibitors of HSP27 kinase and uses therefor
126 9,493,436 Tyrosine phosphatase inhibitors and uses thereof to modulate the activity of enzymes involved in the pathology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
127 9,493,415 Process for fluorinating compounds
128 9,493,349 High and rapid hydrogen release from thermolysis of ammonia borane near PEM fuel cell operating temperature
129 9,493,196 Wake convergence device for a vehicle
130 9,492,943 Wood board and process for its production
131 9,492,938 Lifting device for stripping and blanking operations
132 9,492,697 Tissue digestion method
133 9,492,638 Implements for identifying sheath migration
134 9,492,461 Methods and compositions for treating intervertebral disc herniations
135 9,492,375 Foam carrier for bone grafting
136 9,492,341 Hospital bed with graphical user interface having advanced functionality
137 9,492,340 Combined siderail and over-bed table
138 9,492,290 Tibial prosthesis systems, kits, and methods
139 9,492,278 Delivery system
140 9,492,267 Cell-seeded extracellular matrix grafts
141 9,492,178 Porous spacers, instruments, and methods for foot and ankle fusion
142 9,492,158 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
143 9,492,154 Abdominal retractor
144 9,492,149 Fistula grafts and related methods and systems useful for treating gastrointestinal and other fistulae
145 9,492,136 Method and apparatus that automates tube current and voltage selection for CT scans
146 9,491,967 Apparatus and method for battering and breading food items
147 9,491,944 Pesticidal compositions and related methods
148 9,491,919 Hybrid corn variety 2453837
149 D771,259 Foot rail for patient bed
150 D770,829 Head rail for patient bed
151 D770,828 Footboard for patient bed
152 D770,827 Headboard for patient bed
153 D770,824 Barrier for a hospital bed
154 D770,822 Chair
155 9,489,943 System and method for learning alternate pronunciations for speech recognition
156 9,489,818 Bed status system for a patient support apparatus
157 9,489,618 Electronic comparison systems
158 9,489,610 Orientation identification label, reagent container carrier structure, analyzer device and reader module
159 9,489,488 Protocol independent interface supporting general communications interface debugging and testing tool
160 9,488,630 Integrated remote aerial sensing system
161 9,488,620 Weak bond detection
162 9,488,582 Methods for measuring concentrations of chlorinated solvents through raman spectroscopic observation of the vibrational modes of water
163 9,488,564 Methods and apparatuses for detecting moisture
164 9,488,317 Low oil level detection system and method
165 9,488,104 Gas turbine engine lubrication system
166 9,487,980 Adjustable hinge
167 9,487,877 Contact metallization of carbon nanotubes
168 9,487,798 DIG-10 insecticidal cry toxins
169 9,487,571 Glucagon antagonist-GIP agonist conjugates and compositions for the treatment of metabolic disorders and obesity
170 9,487,541 Fused tricyclic ether carbamates and their use
171 9,487,534 Modulators of virus assembly as antiviral agents
172 9,487,303 Vehicle and system for supplying electrical power to a vehicle electrical load
173 9,487,273 Relocatable seat and removable/storable seating arrangement for boat
174 9,487,174 Personal restraint system with pull-cord releasable safety net
175 9,486,915 Pick up device with telescoping tube
176 9,486,817 Ozone shower device
177 9,486,687 Self-compensating tire compression trainer
178 9,486,606 Swaged braided catheter and method of fabrication
179 9,486,605 Introducer sheath with braided filament securement mechanism
180 9,486,574 Modular skin-adherable system for medical fluid delivery
181 9,486,551 Air freshener system
182 9,486,500 Osteoimplant and methods for making
183 9,486,478 Compositions and methods for preferential distribution of active agents to injury sites
184 9,486,374 Medical line manager
185 9,486,343 Pre-loaded multiport delivery device
186 9,486,303 Implantable medical device retrieval system, apparatus, and method
187 9,486,296 Surgical assembly with flexible arm
188 9,486,293 Surgical drape kit
189 9,486,252 Spinal correction system and method
190 9,486,211 Method for implanting soft tissue
191 9,486,200 Abdominal retractor
192 9,486,164 Handheld medical diagnostic device with lancet and sample transfer
193 9,486,138 Portable handheld medical diagnostic device having a mezzanine circuit board with a universal connection interface
194 9,486,112 Living hinge creation through extrusion of a thermoformable plastic sheet
195 D770,692 Combined swing door and door frame of an animal enclosure
196 D770,597 Faucet handle
197 D770,592 Filter element
198 D770,200 Shelf
199 9,485,558 Flying disc with speaker
200 9,485,549 Draft beer supply chain systems and methods
201 9,484,697 Alternator brush holder
202 9,484,195 Systems and methods for transfer of ions for analysis
203 9,482,503 Paintball grenade
204 9,482,455 Systems and methods for harvesting ice from an icemaker tray
205 9,482,451 Adaptive trans-critical CO.sub.2 cooling systems for aerospace applications
206 9,482,278 Cost effective high thrust capacity turbocharger assembly
207 9,482,244 Pneumatic membrane actuator and method of assembly
208 9,482,236 Modulated cooling flow scheduling for both SFC improvement and stall margin increase
209 9,482,169 Optimization-based controls for diesel engine air-handling systems
210 9,482,156 Vehicle recuperator
211 9,482,137 Method and algorithm for diagnosing an NH3 sensor in an SCR system using measurements from two channels of the sensor
212 9,482,136 NOx sensor based output disablement in response to exhaust system high frequency pressure pulsations
213 9,482,135 Dual fuel diesel oxidation catalyst with removable catalysts
214 9,482,132 Gaseous reductant delivery devices and systems
215 9,482,041 Door actuator
216 9,482,038 Latch spacer
217 9,481,902 Quantitative control of sialylation and specific mono-sialylation
218 9,481,688 (Thieno[2,3-b][1,5]benzoxazepin-4-yl)piperazin-1-yl compounds as dual activity H1 inverse agonists/5-HT.sub.2A antagonists
219 9,481,683 1,3-benzothiazinone sulfoxide and sulfone compounds
220 9,481,651 Process for the preparation of 4-alkoxy-3-hydroxypicolinic acids
221 9,481,559 Draft beer supply chain system and method
222 9,481,473 Distributed control system with smart actuators and sensors
223 9,481,448 Aerodynamic fairings secondarily attached to nosecone
224 9,481,031 Ultrasonic grain refining
225 9,480,614 Hip distraction
226 9,480,580 Patient-specific acetabular alignment guides
227 9,480,575 Expandable spinal implant system and method
228 9,480,570 Porous metal glenoid and associated method for molding the same
229 9,480,567 Bone implants and methods comprising demineralized bone material
230 9,480,520 Surgical instrument and method
231 9,480,494 Helically advancing constriction crossing mechanism and wire guide positioning method for performing percutaneous vascular procedures
232 9,480,490 Patient-specific guides
233 9,480,427 Lancet
234 9,480,420 Puncturing system and lancet carrier tape
235 9,480,419 Lancing device
236 9,480,257 Capsule suspension formulations of dithiopyr herbicide
237 9,480,256 Pesticide compositions exhibiting enhanced activity

The U.S. Trademark Office issued the following  193 trademark registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in November 2016 based on applications filed by Indiana trademark attorneys:

Registration No. Word Mark Click To View
5097638 NEGOTIATOR TSDR
5095522 WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK TSDR
5095457 KENRA TSDR
5095293 PSNOB TSDR
5095265 LET’S TALK ABOUT THE GORILLA IN THE ROOM TSDR
5095098 ZYLO TSDR
5090995 J U TSDR
5090939 HOSTCREW TSDR
5090850 PIPRD TSDR
5090612 UNCERTAINTY TO CLARITY TSDR
5090546 PODS TSDR

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5086687 THE POWER OF MENTORING TSDR
5086650 TSDR
5086368 THE FARMHOUSE CHARM TSDR
5086352 ECAP TSDR
5084030 MAWAKI TSDR
5082336 BULLBELT TSDR
5082271 WASHINGTON NATIONAL ONE SOURCE TSDR
5082256 PARTY IN A BOX TSDR
5079925 ACTIVATES BRAIN DEVELOPMENT TSDR
5094829 WE MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD! TSDR
5094745 TSDR
5094621 QUICK RESPONSE TSDR
5097333 HUMMINGBIRD TSDR
5094502 CN TSDR
5094322 AEROMET TSDR
5097275 RESTUP TSDR
5094304 WORKING PITBULL KENNEL TSDR
5097140 IMMUNOHUB TSDR
5094089 BACHELOR MEETS BACHELORETTE TSDR
5097050 TRANSFORM MEMORIES TSDR
5096667 CHAIN BOSS TSDR
5093701 PAC-VAN TSDR
5096635 RECRUIT TSDR
5096590 CHAMPION READS TSDR
5096582 CHAMPION READS READ TO LEAD TSDR
5096463 DAYMAX TSDR
5097475 FORT WAYNE AERO CENTER TSDR
5096330 NITATEE TSDR
5096243 COMFORT WIDE TSDR
5096223 CLICK TO ACTIVATE YOUR WITHIN TSDR
5096206 DURANGO TSDR
5093567 TSDR
5096030 SPRINGLEAF FINANCE TSDR
5096002 PAIRINGS TSDR
5095851 ELIMENOX2 TSDR
5095789 ESSENCIL TSDR
5095758 GAMEDAY TRAILERS TSDR
5086939 KONEHEADZ TSDR
5090254 YEARS & COUNTING COLLECTION TSDR
5090158 SAMSON DENTAL PARTNERS TSDR
5093002 DOXLY TSDR
5089936 PROMO.FANS TSDR
5089858 EAGLE6 TSDR
5092945 ALPHA KING TSDR
5089786 TOTAL HEARING SOLUTIONS TSDR
5089752 WALL DRAIN PRO TSDR
5089751 EISELE’S TSDR
5089733 TRILLIUM TSDR
5089648 AMBRE BLENDS TSDR
5089597 CHILLIT CHILLERS TSDR
5089585 TSDR
5092794 FLIP ‘N SEAL TSDR
5092736 SHARE THE LOVE TSDR
5092735 THE GIFTED LEGACY TSDR
5092734 PAINT A LEGACY TSDR
5089422 REPUCARE TSDR
5089421 REPUCARE TSDR
5089248 DIGITAL DISCOVERY TSDR
5089247 PIN IMPRESSIONS TSDR
5092471 BW TSDR
5092367 ALLURA TSDR
5092180 CASTLE HOMES TSDR
5092154 ETERNASEAL TSDR
5092094 VIBRANT LIVING LABS TSDR
5091958 S TSDR
5091942 THE REAL MCCOY . . . BOLT TSDR
5091931 FUSED TSDR
5091920 JCONTROL TSDR
5091904 POWER PASTA TSDR
5091873 DR. KARIN TSDR
5091716 ADVANCING LIFE NETWORK TSDR
5091703 LAYZRIVER TSDR
5091540 VECTRUS TSDR
5091508 BALANCESTREAM TSDR
5086190 CASTLE TSDR
5085998 FAB TAB TSDR
5085996 CHOMPERS TSDR
5085942 GABEBABETV TSDR
5085941 WELCOME WESTFIELD INDIANA TSDR
5085940 W CITY OF WESTFIELD INDIANA TSDR
5085851 BASS MILITIA FISHING TEAM TSDR
5085528 NUVEW WEB SOLUTIONS TSDR
5085510 IAMPOSSIBLE EMPOWER · UNITE · INSPIRE TSDR
5088445 LINCXPRESS TSDR
5088228 PAINT WHO YOU LOVE TSDR
5085207 USI UTILITY SYSTEMS INC. TSDR
5088204 A SIMPLE WAY TO A HEALTHY DAY TSDR
5085064 ANIMALSKILLS TSDR
5088090 GMI TSDR
5088089 GMI TSDR
5088081 SMART DISH GUARD TSDR
5085001 PENRECO TSDR
5087747 CHANCE, THE INCREDIBLE, WONDERFUL, THREE TSDR
5087447 PIVOX TSDR
5087436 TSDR
5087402 WE CHANGED THE GAME TSDR
5087378 SYNERGYTLIF TSDR
5087377 SYNERGYOLIF25 TSDR
5087376 SYNERGYMIDLF TSDR
5084638 ULTRA TSDR
5087297 GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR AMERICAN MADE S TSDR
5087271 SMART STYLE COLLECTION TSDR
5086991 INSITE TSDR
5086975 OUT TSDR
5086968 CEMENTON TSDR
5082114 DO GOOD | DO WELL | HAVE FUN TSDR
5082104 RACE DAY TSDR
5082103 WHIMSY TSDR
5082102 REV TSDR
5082005 GOOD SAMARITAN NETWORK TSDR
5081999 TSDR
5081861 FIRE DAWGS CARPET CLEANING TSDR
5081858 FIRE DAWGS WINDOW CLEANING TSDR
5081465 CSIA EDUCATION ROADSHOW TSDR
5081401 AUTOVIN AN ADESA COMPANY TSDR
5081314 RESCUE REVOLUTION TSDR
5081189 CSIA ROADSHOW EST 1983 TSDR
5081112 ACE PROJECT ALTRUISTIC CAMPUS EXPERIENCE LEAD ENGAGE SERVE INSPIRE TSDR
5081016 FUDGE O’BITS TSDR
5080993 EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR BMX TSDR
5080967 BRANDS THAT MATTER TSDR
5080900 SKYPOINT TRANSIT TSDR
5080898 SKYPOINT TRANSIT TSDR
5080773 OISF TSDR
5080772 OISF TSDR
5083699 ANYTHINGDIESEL TSDR
5083921 COLOR WELLNESS TSDR
5083920 HARD WATER WELLNESS TSDR
5083919 SCALP WELLNESS TSDR
5083619 CELAPREV TSDR
5083506 YOLIPOPZ TSDR
5083421 RUCKUS TSDR
5083375 GOD IS GOOD TSDR
5083269 SWAGBOARD TSDR
5083252 PACO TSDR
5083138 FITPAK TSDR
5080329 SPENSA TSDR
5082844 SELF E SELF EVOLUTION TSDR
5082688 KLOOJI TSDR
5082577 HYDRACHOICE MAX TSDR
5077939 TSDR
5077895 CARRY ALL DAY, YOUR WAY! TSDR
5077894 READY AND IN CONTROL TSDR
5077775 WESTWIND BREWERY CO. TSDR
5077774 WESTWIND BREWERY CO. TSDR
5077689 BICENTENNIAL BABY TSDR
5077572 COUNT ON US TSDR
5077487 TSDR
5077481 HEAT WORKS TSDR
5077480 EZIV TSDR
5077343 TINAS TRADITIONAL TSDR
5079919 TSDR
5077120 R TSDR
5077119 REVELATION WASTE PARTNERS TSDR
5076823 LPS LOADER PARTS SOURCE TSDR
5076712 NOT FOR ORDINARY MORTALS TSDR
5079625 PROTECT THE GAME TSDR
5079436 BONTOP TSDR
5079380 NEFF UNIVERSITY TSDR
5076364 ENP TURF TSDR
5079303 XXOASTENTIAL HOPPINESS TSDR
5079291 VOLONTE TESTOSTERONE THERAPY FOR MEN TSDR
5079110 MERGE TSDR
5076256 EMPOWERED SPORTS CLUB TSDR
5079016 INFINITE FAVOR TSDR
5079013 HOOSIER GARAGE TSDR
5078802 BREEZE TAILGATE SYSTEM TSDR
5078674 ATMOSPHERE TSDR
5078624 EPV TSDR
5078513 EAD TSDR
5078512 EAD TSDR
5078482 EMMETT TSDR
5078444 SWIMHERO RA TSDR
5095712 WEEKEND WARRIOR TSDR
5095648 FLEXOR 180 TSDR
5091375 WANT HIGH FIBER? TSDR
5091374 VL TSDR
5091369 VERSALITE TSDR
5088553 KINGZ -N- QUEENZ KQZ TSDR
5082494 APRATI FOODS TSDR
5082483 COBAS INFINITY TSDR
5082451 VERSALITE TSDR

The Supreme Court on December 2, 2016, agreed to review an en banc Federal Circuit decision that no changes to the Federal Circuit’s law of patent exhaustion are required by the Supreme Court’s decisions in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 1351 (2012), and Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., 553 U.S. 617 (2008).  Impression Products, Inc., v. Lexmark International, Inc., U.S., No. 15-1189, cert. granted 12/2/2016.

En Banc Federal Circuit Decision

In a 10-2 decision, the en banc Federal Circuit held that a patentee, when selling a patented article subject to a single-use/no-resale restriction that is lawful and clearly communicated to the purchaser, does not by that sale give the buyer, or downstream buyers, the resale/reuse authority that has been expressly denied. 816 F.3d 721 (2016).  It also held that a U.S. patentee, merely by selling or authorizing the sale of a U.S.-patented article abroad, does not authorize the buyer to import the article and sell and use it in the United States, which are infringing acts absent patentee-conferred authority. Judge Dyk filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Judge Hughes, generally agreeing with the position argued in the government’s amicus brief.

Indianapolis, IndianaAlcon Research, Ltd. of Fort Worth, Texas and Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of Fribourg, Switzerland filed an intellectual property lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana.  They assert infringement of two patents covering Pataday®, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical.  Pataday is covered by U.S. Patent Nos. 6,995,186 (the “‘186 patent”) and 7,402,609 (the “‘609 patent”).

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Defendant Akorn, Inc., a generic drugmaker based in Lake Forest, Illinois, filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval to manufacture and sell a generic version of Plaintiffs’ drug prior to the expiration of the two patents-in-suit.  Plaintiffs contend that the submission of this ANDA is an act of patent infringement.

In this Indiana complaint, patent lawyers for Alcon ask the court to adjudicate the following:

The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 144 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in October 2016, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys:

Patent No. Title
1 D770,038 Medication injection device 
2 9,479,641 System and method for routing a
communication utilizing scoring 
3 9,479,070 Power conversion system 
4 9,479,034 Continuously formed annular
laminated article and method for its manufacture 
5 9,476,824 Optical chemical
classification 
6 9,476,491 Lockup clutch for a torque
converter 
7 9,476,487 Nested endload assembly for a
variator 
8 9,476,377 System, method, and apparatus
for fuel injection control 
9 9,476,339 Recessed exhaust reductant
injector with cover plate 
10 9,476,338 Ammonia sensor control, with
NO.sub.x feedback, of an SCR aftertreatment system 

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The United States Patent Office sent a November 2, 2016, Memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps discussing two recent Federal Circuit decisions and the rules on patent eligibility for computer software. The decisions are McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc. and BASCOM Global Internet Services v. AT&T mobility LLC, 827 F.3d 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2016). McRO is significant because it reminds patent examiners when examining a patent claim, that they must not be overgeneralize or simplify it into its “gist, and that an improvement in computer technology is not limited to improving the operation of a computer. BASCOM is significant because the considerations of elements showing an inventive feature should look for additional elements in combination as well as individually. It also notes that the absence of preemption may indicate the claim is not directed to a judicial exception.

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