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Charles Gholz hosts IP American Inns of Court at Oblon

Charles Gholz is a Master of the Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court and is responsible for organizing one meeting annually. His meeting for the 2019 -2020 year was held the evening of September 12, 2019 at the Alexandria office of Oblon. The guest speaker was Professor David Hricik of Mercer Law School, who is author of a treatise on ethics in patent litigation and co-author of a treatise on ethics in patent prosecution. About 40 were in attendance.

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Oblon Sponsors Rotary's Taste For Giving 2019

Oblon is a silver sponsor of the Rotary Club of Alexandria's upcoming fundraising gala, "Taste For Giving 2019," on October 25, 2019 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. All funds raised will support 40+ service organizations that help the underserved and disadvantaged citizens of the community.

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Oblon Professionals attend Nats Game with our International Guests

Oblon professionals took International Guests to a Nationals baseball game at Nats Park in Washington, DC.

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Talking Cars

In many cases, a successful forecast of a technological trend can be accomplished by just following the patents. However, for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology, a review of US patent applications published since 2010 reveals a number of strategic technology choices being made in the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) space, but no clear view of a singular adopted communication standard. Be that as it may, what is clear is that two competing technologies, Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) – the 802.11p Wi-Fi based standard – and the cellular long-term evolution (LTE)-based Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology, being developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), are the industry leaders. Many innovators in this space are picking or switching sides. Others appear unwilling to commit to either technology until a market/government decision has been made, pursuing patent coverage sufficiently generic to read on both technologies.

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Prior Art Introduced During Prosecution Has Important Implications for 101 Challenges

Five years after Alice Corp. Pty. v. CLS Bank Int'l, 573 U.S. 208 (2014) and the institution of the Alice test, district courts are still wading through precedent set by the Federal Circuit while it attempts to apply the test. Recently, one New Mexico District Court turned to prior art introduced during the prosecution process that was aimed at the questions of novelty and non-obviousness to determine whether there was an "inventive concept" for the Alice/Mayo test.

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Prosecution History Estoppel And Amendments Tangential To Patentability

The doctrine of equivalents is an equitable exception to the basic concept that the patent claims define the limit of claim protection. It is intended to prevent one from making an insubstantial change to a claimed invention to avoid infringement which is defined by the function-way-result test. The doctrine is limited by the prior art, dedication to the public, and prosecution history estoppel.

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7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium

Oblon will sponsor the 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium, which takes place on September 22, 2019 in Boston, MA.

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Protecting Artificial Intelligence: Unraveling the New Wave of IP Challenges and Opportunities

Robert Downs will be participating as an expert speaker for The Knowledge Group's webcast on September 24th entitled "Protecting Artificial Intelligence: Unraveling the New Wave of IP Challenges and Opportunities."

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IIPLA 4th Annual Meeting 2019 USA

Sameer Gokhale will attend this annual meeting in Palo Alto, California - on September 24-25th.

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Oblon Professionals attend Nats Game with our International Guests

Oblon professionals took International Guests to a Nationals baseball game at Nats Park in Washington, DC.

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Eleven Oblon Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers 2020

Eleven Oblon attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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Oblon Launches Life Sciences Blog

Today, Oblon launched its Life Sciences blog, www.lifesciencesipblog.com , which is designed to report and comment on Intellectual property matters related to the life sciences industry.

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