Jacob Michael Bass

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Jacob (Jake) Michael Bass advises on all aspects of intellectual property law and has represented numerous clients involved in disputes relating to pharmaceuticals. He has experience with a wide range of medical devices and pharmaceutical technologies that treat diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, cosmetic ailments, reproductive issues and dementia. Jake has also concentrated on products that treat gastrointestinal disorders and cancer. Read Jake Bass's full bio.

Interference Analysis Is a Two-Way Street

By on Jun 6, 2024
Posted In Patents

On appeal from an interference proceeding, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial & Appeal Board decision that found the claims of the senior party’s patent were not invalid as time-barred under 35 U.S.C. § 135(b)(1). The Federal Circuit concluded that the “two-way test” requires looking to see if...

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Unclean Hands Aren’t Just for Toddlers

By on Apr 25, 2024
Posted In Patents

In an action involving manufacturers of a self-sealing dining mat for toddlers, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding that the defendants were barred from obtaining relief on their counterclaims under the unclean hands doctrine, thereby vacating the district court’s other findings on inequitable conduct, obviousness, attorneys’ fees...

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