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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In John Bean Tech. Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc., Nos. 2020-1090, 2020-1148 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 19, 2021), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's
Ropes & Gray LLP
When challenging related patents at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), it is not uncommon to present similar grounds of unpatentability across related filings...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On February 16, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Cellular Communications Infrastructure Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. 337-TA-1248).
Winston & Strawn LLP
During day two, the parties continued to pound their themes. Through the direct testimony of an inventor and its infringement expert, VLSI told the jury that the patented technologies were...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Welcome to the Last Month at the Federal Circuit – a look at recent Federal Circuit decisions impacting the intellectual property community.
Winston & Strawn LLP
The patents at issue describe antibodies that purportedly bind to the PCSK9 protein and lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels by blocking the protein from binding to LDL
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
If you need to amend drawings after allowance, they are entered by the Office of Publications.
Fenwick & West LLP
Inventors are generally counseled to file a patent application as soon as they have a patentable invention to avoid potential forfeiture of important rights in today's first inventor-to-file system.
Fenwick & West LLP
Trade secret litigation is on the rise, and new case law related to enforceability has broad implications for how companies protect information that they consider to be trade secrets.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Intellectual property rights provide intangible yet valuable assets that multinationals can leverage in the 21st century.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark MS. INTERNATIONAL for beauty pageant services featuring women "26 years of age and up" [INTERNATIONAL disclaimed]
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Mylan Labs. Ltd. v. Aventis Pharma S.A., IPR2016-00712, Paper 112 (P.T.A.B. Oct. 22, 2019), aff'd without opinion (Fed. Cir. Jan. 15, 2021), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted Patent Owner's motion to amend, ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Considering allegations under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and trademark infringement, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona allowed a case to proceed against a domain name proxy service.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark QUERCUS COFFEE for coffee [COFFEE disclaimed], finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark QUERCUS for wine.
Foley & Lardner
In Chudik V. Hirshfeld, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO's determination that a Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) award for "C" delay is not available when an examiner reopens prosecution after an Appeal
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On February 1, 2021, the Federal Circuit partially vacated the PTAB's invalidation of a video compression patent challenged by Samsung, holding that the Board
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The district court held that because of the inconsistent positions in the intrinsic record, the claims reciting this term were indefinite.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Chudik v. Hirschfeld, No. 2020-1833 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 8, 2021), the Federal Circuit held that C-delay patent term adjustment is not available if the applicant elects to continue examination
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On February 22, 2021, the ITC issued notices of investigation in Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, and Components Thereof (I) (Inv. No. 337-TA-1249)...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Federal Circuit had a slow week, issuing only 8 decisions (just 3 of them precedential). But among those was an interesting case with a question of first impression about the doctrine of...
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