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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The CAFC affirmed the Board's decision in SFM, LLC v. Corcamore, LLC, 129 USPQ2d 1072 (TTAB 2018) [TTABlogged here], upholding the Board's entry of judgment as a sanction against Corcamore, LLC due to its misconduct.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Last week we discussed the first Federal Circuit case added to the Supreme Court's docket this Term, and we wondered when we'd have the opportunity to discuss whatever cases might be next in the pipeline.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Arcona Inc. and Farmacy Beauty, LLC both sell beauty and skincare products, including eye creams. Both companies use the mark EYE DEW for their respective eye creams.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
With Halloween approaching, inventors everywhere are hard at work thinking about better ways to set up their spooky decorations, easier ways to carve their pumpkins, more creative costume ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
To seek disqualification of a prior reference based on a joint research agreement, the applicant needs to provide a statement and must also amend the specification to disclose the names of ...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Atlanta Partner Jonathan D. Goins recently led a team that secured a significant victory for Lewis Brisbois client William Leonard Roberts (known professionally as Rick Ross) when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The IPR program in general has been wildly successful in its intended purpose of providing a lower-cost alternative to patent litigation,...
Mintz
Increased employee mobility, health challenges, and the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic may result in more inventors than usual being unavailable ...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
December 1, 2020 will mark the five-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's abrogation of Form 18—the model complaint that provided the minimum requirements for stating a claim of direct infringement.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC, Nos. 2019-2108, 2019-2109, 2019-2140 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 15, 2020), the Federal Circuit held valid all challenged claims of Snyders' artificial...
Holland & Knight
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently denied a motion to dismiss a claim brought under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA).
Jones Day
On August 17, 2020, in Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Case No. 17-2798, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the district court's determination on summary judgment...
Mintz
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was once famously referred to by the former chief judge of the Federal Circuit, the honorable...
Jones Day
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently designated as informative its decision instituting post-grant review and addressing the issues of design patent functionality in ...
Jones Day
Deciding who invented patents can be "one of muddiest concepts in the muddy metaphysics of the patent law."
Jones Day
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the three appeals from the Federal Circuit's Arthrex decision, consolidating those three cases for briefing and argument.
Jones Day
On remand, the petitioner first argued that the mandate rule prevented the PTAB from revisiting the time-bar issue.
Jones Day
Later decisions backed away from that hardline stance, finding that some RPI errors made without deceptive intent were fixable.
Jones Day
It is well-established that a counterclaim for invalidity in a district court litigation does not trigger the 35 U.S.C. § 315(a) bar.
Jones Day
The Supreme Court has held the PTAB's "decision to deny a petition is a matter committed to the Patent Office's discretion," and that there is "no mandate to institute review."
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