Joint Inventorship Gone Up In Smoke For Want of Significant Contribution

Jun 16, 2023 HIP, INC. v. HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION Decided: May 2, 2023 Before Lourie, Clevenger, and Taranto.  Opinion by Lourie. Summary The CAFC held that an alleged inventor did not make a contribution sufficiently significant in quality to establish joint inventorship to an issued patent, where the alleged contributed concept was only minimally mentioned throughout the entirety […] READ MORE