Litigation Quality Patent PatentCast
EPISODE 29 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ibormeith v. Mercedes Daimler

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the decision by the Federal Circuit puts an end to a patent case that survived re-examination and was brought by the Niro firm which is renowned for representing clients that some call - affectionately or otherwise - "patent trolls." Craige examines a "Mercedes" defense to means plus function claims directed to waking up sleepy drivers! The luxury car makers snuffed out a claim as indefinite because the inventors tried to make it all things to all sleepy drivers.

Joining the conversation is Michael Heinrich, a patent attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area.

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.