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The collective expertise of our global team distinguishes OBWB in the field of Intellectual Property Law. We align our best resources to meet each client's specific needs and we treat each matter with the highest degree of attention and care.

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Xicheng District, Beijing   100033

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Boulder, CO   80302
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385 Yan An Rd.
Hangzhou, China   310006
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909 Fannin
Suite 3500, Houston   TX 77010
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75002 Paris, France
P: +33.1.4494.8630
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Level 28 Shinagawa Intercity Tower A
2-15-1 Konan Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan   108-6028
P: 81.3.6717.2877
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1701 Pennsylvania Ave.
NW Suite 200
Washington, DC   20006
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We Have Moved

We are pleased to inform you that OBWB's headquarters is moving to a new address. As of July 1st, our new Houston office will be located at: 1100 Louisiana Street. Suite 4900. Houston, Texas 77002.

Green Patents: Common Challenges in Prosecution Before The EPO

Patents relating to technologies having a potential mitigation effect on global climate change have sensibly grown in the last two decades. Although these patents are directed to very diverse technologies, they may share common challenges during the prosecution before the European Patent Office (EPO). One of these challenges relates to admissibility of post-published evidence for assessing inventive step. Whether it may be admitted or not depends on a pending decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

USPTO Issues Interim Guidance Modifying and Clarifying PTAB's Application of "Fintiv" Factors When Making AIA Post-Grant Proceeding Institution Decisions

On June 22, 2022, the USPTO issued interim guidance regarding the application of the so-called "Fintiv" factors the PTAB considers in determining whether to institute an AIA post-grant proceeding where there is parallel district court litigation or ITC administrative proceedings. The interim guidance appears likely to narrow the circumstances, and thereby reduce the number of times, when the PTAB will use its discretionary denial authority.

Tokyo District Court Says All System Components Must Be In Japan for Accused Video Distribution System to Infringe Japanese Patent

In March 2022, the Tokyo District Court applied the principle of territorial jurisdiction to dismiss a patent infringement claim of Dwango Co., Ltd. against American company FC2's video distribution system. According to the decision, there is no infringement of the patent's system claims because FC2's servers are located in the United States, even though the users instruct the system from Japan, and receive video distribution services on terminals located in Japan. Japanese and American patent law appear to dictate opposite results in similar circumstances.

ABA Publishes Article by OBWB Trademark Attorney

OBWB Partner Keelin Hargadon's article "Federal Trademark Registration Program Still at Odds with Cannabis Industry" was recently published in the American Bar Association's spring newsletter.

OBWB Commemorates 24th Anniversary

On May 31st, the OBWB Houston office commemorated the firm's 24th anniversary with a crawfish boil! The smiles say it all. It was great to be able to celebrate this special occasion in person with our colleagues.