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By Christine Lehman, Michael Kudravetz
The Supreme Court's recent ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514, 122 U.S.P.Q.2d 1553 (2017)...
By Patrick Coyne
TC Heartland will profoundly affect patent litigation.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On July 14, 2017, the Eastern District of Kentucky found that the use of trademarked words to describe a property's history is not trademark use.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On August 14, 2017, the Southern District of New York determined that Costco Wholesale Corp. owed Tiffany and Co. over $19 million in damages for trademark infringement.
By Ryan McDonnell
Three recent decisions relating to design patents provide useful insights into design patent prosecution.
By Douglas Rettew
A lot happened in 2016, including in the world of trademark jurisprudence.
By Paula E. Miller
In Nidec Motor Co. v. Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor Co., No. 16-2321, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision that claims directed to a low-noise HVAC system were invalid as obvious
By Lily Lim
In just the first few months of 2017, the court again made strides to allow parties to drill down to the merits of these cases that are near and dear to the hearts of the high technology...
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On August 14, 2017, on a motion for preliminary injunction, the District Court for the Northern District of California held that LinkedIn, a social network owned by Microsoft, Inc., could not continue to block hiQ...
By Leythem A. Wall, Katherine Banks
A patent gives a temporary monopoly right for an invention. The trade off? That invention must be publicly disclosed, as well as at a cost to secure and maintain patent protection in each country required.
By Douglas Rettew, Yinfei Wu
A lot happened in 2016, including in the world of trademark jurisprudence.
By Brian Kacedon, Ryan McDonnell, John Paul
The Federal Circuit held that a Texas court did not have personal jurisdiction over a Delaware patent licensor who sent cease and desist letters to a Texas company, and that the Delaware licensor...
By John Paul, Brian Kacedon, Ryan McDonnell
Abstract: For a lawsuit to move forward in a particular forum, the plaintiff must prove that the court has personal jurisdiction over any nonresident defendants. Personal jurisdiction is shown through minimum contacts...
By David Seastrunk, Daniel Klodowski, Elliot Cook
Through August 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit decided 236 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs. The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB on every issue in 175 (74.15%) cases, and reversed or vacated the PTAB...
By John Paul, Brian Kacedon
Allen informed NexLearn it was no longer interested in pursuing a deal with NexLearn and eventually unveiled its own social-simulation software, called ZebraZapps.
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