Butch Laker

Butch Laker

Butch Laker is a 2L student at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. He is also the Managing Director for the Patent Law Forum on campus. Before law school, he attended Purdue University, where he majored in Physics. He hopes to combine his passions for science and law as he pursues a career in patent law.


Posts by Butch Laker


Former Employee Does Not Have to Assign Inventions to Covidien, First Circuit Says

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a district court ruling denying a request for declaratory judgment by Covidien LP and …
By Butch Laker
2 months ago 1

Parties’ Names Should Generally be Disclosed to the Public, Says CAFC

On March 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the Middle District of Florida’s decision directing the clerk to unseal the …
By Butch Laker
3 months ago 0

PTAB Delivers Win for Apple in IPR on CDMA Patent

In IPR 2018-01472, brought by Apple Inc., HTC Corporation, HTC America, Inc., and ZTE (USA) Inc. (Apple), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) last week determined …
By Butch Laker
1 year ago 4

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court Decision for CBS in Light of PTAB Invalidation

Last Friday, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court decision that found for the CBS Corporation in its defense against infringement and invalidity as to three claims …
By Butch Laker
1 year ago 3

Federal Circuit Affirms Decision Finding Zohydro ER Patents Obvious

On December 27, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) Judge Jimmie Reyna authored an opinion affirming the U.S. District Court for the District …
By Butch Laker
1 year ago 0

Federal Circuit Upholds District of Delaware’s Summary Judgment Ruling for Donghee

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential public opinion affirming the District Court for the District of Delaware’…
By Butch Laker
2 years ago 2

CAFC Upholds PTAB Decision on Time-Bar and Obviousness of Gaming Patent Claims

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reviewed an appeal of the PTAB's final decision that Game and Technology Co. Ltd.…
By Butch Laker
2 years ago 1

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court Finding that ‘Check Data’ Patent is Abstract

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in an opinion authored by Judge Chen, on Friday November 15 reversed a ruling of the District …
By Butch Laker
2 years ago 37