Sep 10 2018

A new article on a recent U.S. Supreme Court patent litigation ruling cites recent comments made by Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Kean DeCarlo and Scott Sudderth.

The Law360 article, “A Post-SAS Alternative to Inter Partes Review” , written by Gould & Ratner LLP partner David Newman, examines the SAS Institute v. Iancu ruling and how it may shape the landscape of patent litigation. In the article, Newman turns to comments DeCarlo and Sudderth made to IP Watchdog immediately after the SAS Institute ruling.

Newman writes, “Kean DeCarlo and Scott Sudderth of Womble Bond Dickinson LLP have predicted that SAS Institute v. Iancu ‘is primarily a pro petitioner ruling that will increase both the leverage of petitioners in inter partes review proceedings and the patent holder’s expenses resulting from the requirement to defend all the asserted patent claims.’”

Click here to read the full comments DeCArlo and Sudderth made to IP Watchdog regarding the SAS Institute ruling.

Also, DeCarlo has written a new article in response to the SAS Institute decision. Click here to read that article.

Kean DeCarlo brings his 20+ years of experience in the mechanical, software, database solution and medical technology sectors to his IP and patent clients. DeCarlo focuses his practice on international and domestic patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, as well as IP strategy, licensing and portfolio management. He has been repeatedly included in the IAM Patent 1000 as one of the world’s leading patent practitioners.

Scott Sudderth has exclusively practiced patent, trademark and copyright law in Atlanta for nearly 30 years, concentrating on complex mechanical and electro-mechanical patent preparation and prosecution matters, trademark strategies and prosecution, client counseling and IP licensing in the US and internationally. He has significant experience representing clients’ interests in intellectual property litigation matters, both in US federal courts and in USPTO administrative proceedings, including inter partes reviews, reexaminations and oppositions.