New England IP Blog

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

Xin Hu Rasmussen

Xin Hu Rasmussen, Ph.D. is an associate in the Patent Law and Intellectual Property Groups. Her primary focus is assisting patent prosecution in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science.

Xin has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a broad range of fields, including semiconductor processing, software, circuit designs, MEMS technology, medical devices and surgical instruments. She also has analyzed patent issues in the context of due diligence regarding patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate.

While pursuing her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Jacob White and Luca Daniels, Xin wrote a thesis on numerical simulations of the electromagnetic behavior of semiconductors over different types of substrate and in response to different operating frequencies.

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Court Extinguishes Parties’ Motions to Strike in LED Patent Dispute

Although motions to strike are generally difficult to win, when successful they can significantly dim the opposing party’s prospects for victory on particular claims or defenses.  In one recent patent infringement action out of Massachusetts, each party moved to strike certain elements of the other side’s pleadings–but the Court quickly snuffed out the dueling motions.… Continue Reading

Summary Judgment Shot Down in Rifle Patent Lawsuit

In a recent patent case concerning hunting rifles, Judge McCafferty in the District of New Hampshire granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment with respect to literal infringement of a patent on a rifle handguard, but denied the motion with respect to infringement under the doctrine of equivalents. The case arose when the plaintiff, Davies Innovations, Inc., the owner of a U.S. patent … Continue Reading
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