John V. Biernacki



  • Monday, September 14, 2015
    In the America Invents Act (“AIA”), Congress granted the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) heightened jurisdiction to hear challenges to patents related to performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration or management of a financial product or service.[1]  Patents falling within the...
  • Monday, August 30, 2010
    Most attorneys are not surprised to learn that it is possible to patent a unique design for an automotive engine or an innovative medical technique. But, patenting the idea for a method to hedge risk may raise the eyebrows of even the most seasoned attorney. Since the late 1990s, a significant number of companies and individuals have believed that patent...