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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Open source software ("OSS") and other technologies have driven large expansions of products and services in recent years. But using such technology inherently
Tactical Law Group LLP
​Judge Hicks granted in part and denied in part Oracle's motion for partial summary judgment on cross use and derivative works.
Patent owners can bring actions in U.S. federal district courts, or at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), or both. District courts offer money damage and injunctive relief, whereas the ITC offers exclusion orders and cease and desist orders against importation and further sale of infringing products.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
This is our next thread of articles in our Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Litigation Update series. In this series, we shine the spotlight on legal proceedings involving AR/VR technology.
Foley & Lardner
In an effort to both promote innovation against COVID-19 and promote dissemination of information about innovation against COVID-19, the USPTO is launching a new "deferred fee" pilot program...
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
The transitional Covered Business Method (CBM) review program saw its end on September 16, 2020.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed refusals to register the term ".CAM" in standard character and stylized form on the Supplemental Register for an extensive list of services in International Classes.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
While looking at a first action final rejection after an RCE that I received this week from an Examiner that I respect, I was asking myself why I had received what appeared to be such a shockingly improper action.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The America Invents Act (AIA) placed an expiration date on Covered Business Method (CBM) challenges.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a collaborative deferred-fee provisional patent application pilot program for inventions that combat COVID-19.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
"Now, there is more of an impetus to bring an inter partes review as soon as they possibly can."
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On Monday, September 16, 2020, the USPTO issued a press release announcing the launch of "a major initiative aimed at expanding invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the United States."
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
From jungle tree houses and fire planes to Hogwarts Castle and the Death Star, LEGO's interlocking blocks sets are beloved by kids of all ages.
Pryor Cashman LLP
In a recent article for Women's Wear Daily ("WWD"), Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme and Felicity Kohn explore the copyright perils that can arise from posting
Thompson Coburn LLP
Most lawsuits in the United States follow the American Rule: win or lose, each party pays their own attorney. The Copyright Act is different.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Ever wonder what a USPTO "term" means? There is a USPTO term glossary available; here is a link to the glossary.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the word-plus-design mark shown below, for jewelry, on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark FRYE,...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In a previous post, we discussed FDA's request for comments on "Listing of Patent Information in the Orange Book" in online public Docket FDA-2020-N-1127.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Professor Christine Farley of American University Washington College of Law, in her article, "The Lost Unfair Competition Law," notes the oft-repeated assertion that trademark law "is but a part of the broader law of unfair competition."
Innovations that are eligible for patent protection are often vital to a company's revenue stream and profitability, but in some cases, opting for trade secret protection is a better strategic choice.
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