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Lawrence Frank and Stanley Liang filed a petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court in August 2018. The petition, ultimately not granted, relates to the scope of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. s. 101. The petition highlights the tension between two Supreme Court decisions: Funk Bros., which articulates a more restrictive standard, and Myriad, which articulates a less restrictive standard. The petition also points out the need for a court to provide truly meaningful review when it reviews a PTAB decision. Links to the petition and appendix (which include copies of the decisions below) are provided here.
Cert. petition
Appendix to cert. petition

Karen King has left the firm to return to a position as in-house counsel at PTC Therapeutics, South Plainfield, NJ.

Liang, Frank & King LLP Announces Opening of DC Office.

Our partners Stanley Liang and Larry Frank will attend BIO 2018 in Boston. We will be in town from June 4th to June 8th. Please let us know if you will as well and we can meet in person.

Our partners Stanley Liang and Karen King will attend the 34th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on May 2, 2018 at the Crown Plaza at Time Square. We hope to see you there.

The firm has changed its name to Liang, Frank & King LLP. John Resek is no longer with the firm.

Liang, Frank & King's partner Stanley Liang spoke at the NJIPLA 28th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update. The topic of his talk is Use of AIA Post-Grant Proceedings by Defendants in Hatch-Waxman Litigation.