Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Jones Day
In European patent law, opposition against a patent grant can be based only on particular grounds, with one of the grounds being insufficiency of disclosure, meaning that the invention is not disclosed...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A recent decision from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reinforces the importance of the timing of purported misconduct in alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ...
Fenwick & West LLP
When you hear the word "blockchain," you probably think of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has gone up exponentially in value over the past few years.
Fenwick & West LLP
I was particularly reminded of the need to address this when reading last week's Federal Circuit opinions in Vanda Pharmaceuticals v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals.
Morgan Lewis
Settling an inter partes review after a final written decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board may not result in the PTAB vacating the decision.
Duane Morris LLP
On March 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered a patent licensee to withdraw petitions to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") seeking to invalidate...
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Fully leveraging your intellectual property (IP) can help you maximize the amount of your R&D tax credit.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In a recent decision from the District of Connecticut, Judge Meyer awarded attorneys' fees against a plaintiff who the court found brought an "objectively unreasonable" copyright infringement claim...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of KRANKY KOOKYS for "individually baked cookies decorated with icing showing an image of a frowning face and sold individually" [COOKIES disclaimed]...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In an order issued on April 4, 2018, Judge Lynn granted plaintiff ZitoVault's motion for summary judgment under 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(2), holding that defendant...
Foley Hoag LLP
What does the generalist in-house counsel need to know about copyright? While patents and trademarks often receive the lion's share of an organization's intellectual property ...
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Monsanto Technology LLC v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Appeal 2017-1032 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 5, 2018), illustrates "[t]he life of a patent solicitor has always been a hard one."
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Software patents are generally directed to a sequence of steps or rules, i.e., an algorithm, performed by a computer programmed to carry out the algorithm.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Defendants may try to avoid being sued for patent infringement in a district by closing their offices in that district so they have no physical presence there and venue is improper.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
What can a trademark licensee do when the licensor files for chapter 11 protection? The answer, at least for now, depends on where the debtor's chapter 11 case is venued.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register THE MASTER CLASS, finding it to be generic for "providing educational demonstrations in the field of make-up application ...
Morgan Lewis
In a much-anticipated decision in Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals International Ltd., the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 13 affirmed the district...
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Highlights from Stan Gibson's closing arguments in a patent infringement case for client WCM Industries, against IPS corporation. Stan served as lead counsel.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 135 S.Ct 1293 (2015), that a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...
The United States loses between $225 and $600 billion each year due to misappropriation of intellectual property — an estimated 50-80 percent of which has been attributed to China.
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Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, many practitioners have been confused about whether the presumption of validity and proof by clear ...
Cooley LLP
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Duane Morris LLP
GE filed petitions on Friday to challenge the validity of a pair of Vestas patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Haug Partners
The PTAB agreed with Broad and terminated the interference. UC appealed.
RPX Corporation
Anuwave began this campaign in November 2015, adding two rounds of cases each in 2016 and 2017.
Jones Day
AI and big data innovations are a driving force of the current technological revolution, dramatically changing the way we search for information, communicate, operate devices, manufacture things, and solve problems.
Jones Day
In Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that the rejection of a trademark...
Jones Day
On March 20, 2018, Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) announced in an article that they would introduce the STRONGER Patents Act to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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