Ian Howard

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Ian Howard is a law clerk in the Washington, DC, office with a focus on intellectual property litigation matters.

If the Label Is Skinny Enough – No Inducement Under Hatch-Waxman

By on Dec 14, 2023
Posted In Patents

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit made explicit what has long been considered implicit based on Warner-Lambert and its progeny, namely, that plaintiffs asserting an induced infringement theory to bar the entry of generic drugs in a Hatch-Waxman suit are subject to higher scrutiny than plaintiffs asserting the same theories outside of...

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Status Quo Has Few Defenders at PREVAIL Act Senate Subcommittee Hearing

By and on Nov 16, 2023
Posted In America Invents Act, Patents

On November 8, 2023, the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property heard testimony from four witnesses on the proposed Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Innovation Leadership (PREVAIL) Act. Although the PREVAIL Act includes several provisions regarding transparency and independence, its thrust is its dramatic alteration of Patent Trial & Appeal Board post-grant review...

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Downloaded: No Relief From Stipulated Claim Construction

By on Oct 26, 2023
Posted In Patents

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a claim interpretation that flows naturally from the parties’ stipulated claim construction is binding on the parties even if the interpretation reads preferred embodiments out of the claims. Finjan LLC v. SonicWall, Inc., Case No. 22-1048 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 13, 2023) (Reyna, Cunningham, JJ.) (Bryson,...

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