May 11, 2017
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery was ranked as the top law firm representing patent owners at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board according to research conducted by Unified Patents and reported in an Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) article on May 9, 2017. Unified Patents calculated the standings through its institutional success index (ISIX), a new scoring mechanism that ranks law firms’ success on behalf of their clients based on institution and final written decisions on the merits.
Fitch Even has handled well over 60 IPR petitions to date on behalf of patent owners in a wide variety of industries.
IP Alert | Stock Ownership Leads to Vacatur of $2.75B District Court JudgmentAugust 8, 2022
On June 23, in Centripetal Networks v. Cisco Systems, the Federal Circuit vacated judgment of the district court because stock held by the judge's wife violated the recusal statute and was not harmless error. Read more
IP Alert | Rehearing Reverses Earlier Federal Circuit Decision Finding Silence Supported Negative Claim LimitationJuly 6, 2022
On June 21, in Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., a reshuffled Federal Circuit panel reversed course on rehearing to find that a negative claim limitation was not supported by silence in the patent's specification. Read more