John Harmon

John Harmon assists the firm with patent prosecution, diligence, opinion work, and patent litigation in the areas of mechanical arts and materials science. John’s broad technical background and previous experience in industry and academia allows him to easily work with multiple technical areas as well as with clients ranging from start-ups to large corporations.

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Board Opens the Floodgates to Let Bass Through

Posted by John Harmon on Oct 2, 2015

John Harmon

Kyle Bass and the Coalition for Affordable Drugs have scored a big win in the multiple IPRs they filed to invalidate Celgene Corp.’s patents and ultimately profit by shorting its stock. The Board has ruled against imposing the sanctions Celgene requested against Bass for improper purpose and/or abuse of process, clearing the way for all of the IPRs to proceed. The reasons advanced in the ruling may open up the IPR process to entities well beyond those that have traditionally used procedures at the Patent Office to invalidate patents.

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Topics: Petitioners, Kyle Bass, Patent Owners

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