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Industry Insights to Navigate AI Chemical Invention Patents*

Dr. Michael Sartori, Matthew Avery

Artificial Intelligence has seeped into so many areas, and the chemical industry is no exception. The increasing number of patents being sought for AI-based chemical inventions reflects the innovations in the field. This article discusses the increase in the patenting of AI-based inventions related to the chemical industry and provides insights for the industry into how to navigate this new course.

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*This article was previously published on March 2, 2022 in Law360.

Federal Circuit in "Caltech" Clarifies the Scope of IPR Estoppel*

Rob Maier, Chun Xu

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the scope of estoppel triggered by an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding initially prompted panic among patent litigants, as it suggested a far broader scope of estoppel than had been applied under controlling precedent to that point. But a quick-on-its-feet Federal Circuit issued an errata opinion just over two weeks later, correcting certain of its statements regarding IPR estoppel. While the corrected opinion still overrules one prior decision-as was clearly intended based on the Federal Circuit's reasoning-the correction otherwise moved the decision back in line with precedent.

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*This article was previously published on March 23, 2022 in the New York Law Journal.

March 2022 Intellectual Property Report Recap

In case you missed it, here is a recap video of our March 2022 Intellectual Property Report that looked at:

  • USPTO Implements Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response (DSMER) Pilot Program
  • Addressing Open Source Software Issues as Life Science Companies Embrace Hi-Tech Solutions
  • Federal Circuit Underscores Importance of Written Description Requirement

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