Yoshiko Ito

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Yoshiko Ito* is a patent agent in our Orange County office. Yoshiko’s practice focuses on US and international patent prosecution matters, patentability and infringement studies, developing offensive and defensive competitive strategies, and due diligence associated with financing and acquisitions. Read Yoshiko Ito's full bio. *Non-lawyer professional

Improper Claim Construction Requires Partial Remand of Obviousness Determination

By on Jan 6, 2022
Posted In Patents

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued decisions in two separate inter partes reviews (IPRs), one involving a patent related to radio frequency communication systems and the other involving a patent related to multi-processor systems. Intel Corporation v. Qualcomm Incorporated, Case No. 20-1664 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 28, 2021) (Prost, Taranto, Hughes, JJ.);...

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Induced Infringement Finding May Support Willfulness Finding

By on Oct 7, 2021
Posted In Patents

In a redux visit, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the record compelled reversal of a district court’s refusal to reinstate a jury’s willful infringement verdict and enhanced damages award but affirmed an attorneys’ fees award, taking into account the finding of willful infringement. SRI International, Inc. v Cisco Systems,...

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Lights Turned Out on Validity Finding

By on Apr 23, 2020
Posted In Patents

Finding that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) anticipation and obviousness decisions resulted from an erroneous interpretation of the claim language and a misunderstanding of case law, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the PTAB’s decision and remanded for further consideration. Technical Consumer Products v. Lighting Science Group Corp., Case...

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