Federal Circuit PTAB Appeal Statistics through April 30, 2021 – In an article posted to the National Law Review, Daniel Klodowski and Elliot Cook reported on statistics related to the Federal Circuit’s resolution of appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Partial Victory for L’Oreal In Hair Coloring Fight – Jillian Ambrose and Christine Hawes posted to CrowellTradeSecretsTrends.com about a recent opinion by the Federal Circuit in a trade secrets battle between Olaplex, Inc. and L’Oreal.
Vaccine Injury Victim Gets Pay, Despite Medical Records Silence – Mary Anne Pazanowski explained how a Vaccine Act claimant was awarded compensation after the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision.
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Federal Circuit PTAB Appeal Statistics through April 30, 2021
In this article, Daniel Klodowski and Elliot Cook examine statistics related to appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Klodowski and Cook begin by noting that, “[t]hrough April 30, 2021, the Federal Circuit decided 870 appeals from the PTAB in IPRs, CBMs, and PGRs.” They then discuss statistics concerning outcomes.
Partial Victory for L’Oreal In Hair Coloring Fight
In a post to CrowellTradeSecrets.com, Jillian Ambrose and Christine Hawes focus on a trade secret battle decided by the Federal Circuit in Olaplex Inc. v. L’Oreal USA Inc. Ambrose and Hawes explain that the case involves alleged “misappropriated trade secrets related to a less damaging method of bleaching hair contained in an unpublished patent application, financial information provided to L’Oreal subject to a non-disclosure agreement, and data about product ‘testing and know how’ and ‘trials and errors.'”
Vaccine Injury Victim Gets Pay, Despite Medical Records Silence
Mary Anne Pazanowski reported about a recent precedential opinion in a flu vaccine case decided by the Federal Circuit. As Pazanowski reports, in this case “[a] Vaccine Act claimant got a compensation award reinstated . . . after the Federal Circuit found that the lower court wrongfully assumed, based on medical records, that her symptoms went away less than six months after her flu vaccination.” The case is Kirby v. Secretary of Health and Human Services.