Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Holland & Knight
The Federal Circuit – in a split decision – remanded a recent N.D. California decision and held that the district court should have construed a disputed
Ropes & Gray LLP
District courts continue to grapple with whether or not physical products described by prior art publications of an earlier Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) trial are subject to estoppel.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
It is likely no surprise to regular readers of Socially Aware that posting content to social media can, in some cases, generate significant income.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here are three recent TTAB decisions in Section 2(d) appeals. I'm not giving any hints, so you're on your own, my friends.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On remand from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted patent owner's motion to amend on the basis that the totality of the record
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(5) refusal to register the product configuration shown below, for "yoga blocks," finding the proposed mark to be de jure functional and therefore
BakerHostetler
The Trump administration, addressing efforts to curb online counterfeiting, has called for heightened collaboration, at times suggesting providing private parties with technological resources to help combat online counterfeiting.
BakerHostetler
The most recent changes to U.S. copyright rules driven by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) became effective on Dec. 1, 2016.
BakerHostetler
In two opinions issued in the past few weeks, the Federal Circuit has shaken up two requirements of the reissue statute that most practitioners don't think about much.
Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
Under U.S. law, generic trademarks are common terms used to refer to products or services.
Mintz
In a decision from the PTAB issued last week, the Board confirmed that the "enhanced estoppel" provision of 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(1) applies to co-pending IPR proceedings when a final written decision issues in a first IPR.
Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
On March 20, 2019, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that may bring some long-awaited good news for wireless patent holders.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On July 1, 2019, only few days after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened the G20 summit with a speech endorsing an open global economy, the Japanese government announced that it will impose tighter controls on...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The oil and gas industry is facing uncertainty and rapid change. Low prices are forcing companies to increase efficiency, and many companies are producing more costly and technologically complex resources
Dennemeyer Group
On August 3, a new rule became effective at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requiring foreign-domiciled trademark applicants and registrants to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law...
Mintz
The Federal Circuit in Amgen Inc. v. Coherus Biosciences Inc. affirmed a district court decision that once certain subject matter is clearly and unmistakably surrendered during prosecution, the patentee is barred from ...
Foley & Lardner
Recent Federal Circuit decisions demonstrate that the doctrine of equivalents is alive and well, and not always barred by claim amendments. In both Ajinomoto Co. v. ITC and Eli Lilly and Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Partner Jesse Coleman is presenting the "Recent Trends in Protecting and Exploiting Trade Secrets" program at an LES Houston event on August 28 at The Briar Club in Houston.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will host a Boardside Chat webinar this Thursday, August 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ET
Fenwick & West LLP
In Rimini Street v. Oracle USA, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that the "full costs" the Copyright Act authorizes federal district courts to award a party in copyright litigation
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The 2018 California legislative session was another busy year with numerous employment-related bill signed into law.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Supreme Court's recent decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc., v. Tempnology, LLC [1] clarifies that a debtor-licensor's rejection of a trademark license under § 365(a) ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board dismissed this petition for cancellation of Roman Atwood's registration for the mark SMILE MORE for various goods (stickers, backpacks, shirts) and for retail store service featuring clothing, denying petitioner's claim that the term fails to function as a mark.
Hausfeld
Endo's patent litigation against Impax continued, and the trial commenced June 3, 2010.
Cooley LLP
As 2019 kicks off, the Cooley antitrust group highlights 10 recent developments and trends corporate counsel should be aware of – from the US Supreme Court and lower courts, the DoJ and FTC ...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In a curious legal scenario, the USPTO recently filed an amicus brief at the request of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting a "counterintuitive" reading of the American Invents Act (AIA).
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Today, companies are developing AI systems to meaningfully analyze the deluge of biomedical data.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Since 1983, Plaintiff Bodum USA Inc. ("Bodum") has been selling the iconic "Chambord" line of French Press coffeemaker, which features the following proprietary design elements: (1)
Arnold & Porter
In June, the US Supreme Court held in Knick v. Township of Scott that property owners may file an inverse condemnation claim in federal court as long as they base their claim on the Fifth Amendment.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Scott Blair appeals from a final decision from the PTAB finding the challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,700,602 ("the '602 patent") invalid as obvious.
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