New England IP Blog

Covering intellectual property developments in New England, and other developments that impact New England companies.

Alexander Roan

Alexander Roan

Law Clerk

Alexander Roan is a law clerk in the Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Patent Law Group.

Alex works with a wide variety of clients, from startups to large corporations, in a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark prosecution, patent infringement actions in U.S. District Court, Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and post-grant patent trials before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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Supreme Court Limits Foreign Reach of the U.S. Patent Act

The supply from the United States of a single component of an invention, for assembly of the invention abroad, is not patent infringement under Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act. This is according to a unanimous ruling yesterday by the United States Supreme Court. The court found significant limitations on the reach of Section 271(f)(1), a law … Continue Reading

Federal Circuit Turns up the Heat on PTAB on Motions to Amend

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is increasingly scrutinizing the handling of Motions to Amend in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB,” or the “Board”). One case on this issue, In re Aqua Products, Inc., is currently pending before the full Federal Circuit. The court recently … Continue Reading

In Autoimmune Disorder Diagnosis Patent Case, Section 101 Motion to Dismiss Denied

In a recent decision from the District of Massachusetts, Judge Indira Talwani denied a motion to dismiss a patent suit under Rule 12(b)(6) for failure to state a claim due to patent ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 . In their motion, defendants Mayo Collaborative Services LLC and Mayo Clinic (collectively “Defendants”) argued that the … Continue Reading