Search Results for: Yuichi Watanabe


Sep 2017

2017 Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting

Partner Yuichi Watanabe is speaking at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s 91st Annual Meeting on October 11-13, 2017 in Niagara Falls.  He is co-presenting on the topic, “Post-Final Practice – Understanding Your Options at the End of the Line” with Daphne Lainson (Smart & Bigger). Points of discussion include: Flexibility of Final Practice –creative ways to get to issuance Objectives and Options – understanding…

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Feb 2017

Can a Research Plan Invoke Derivation Under 35 U.S.C. § 102(f)?

By: Yuichi Watanabe and Xue “Sherrie” Holdman On January 26, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rendered a decision on the uncommon issue of derivation in Cumberland Pharms. Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC.[1]  Derivation is a legal concept that ensures that a patent is not issued to someone who is not the true inventor. Prior to the America Invents Act (AIA), derivation…

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