Category Archives: inequitable conduct

Liberty Mutual Covered Business Method Patent Review Petition Tailored to Address Prior Art “Mischaracterized” During Reexamination

Liberty Mutual Insurance filed two more covered business method (CBM) patent review petitions dated September 29.  The petitions both relate to U.S. Pat. No. 7,124,088 owned by Progressive Casualty Insurance, that relates to an on-line insurance policy service system as … Continue reading

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Therasense on Remand: Inequitable Conduct Deja Vu?

In 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit en banc reheard the thorny issues of inequitable conduct and announced new intent and materiality standards.  Therasense, Inc v. Becton Dickinson & Co., 649 F.3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2011).  The majority held that … Continue reading

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