By Robert Fischer
, Dennis Gregory
, Dana Lau
On June 13, 2013 a unanimous United States Supreme Court held that the natural sequence of isolated human genes is a non-patentable product of nature.
In its recent decision in In re Bose Corporation, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 19658 (Fed. Cir.), the Federal Circuit rewrote the fraud standard that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has been following for several years.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently revisited the question of how to determine whether an applied-for mark is generic for the goods or services claimed in the application.
By Ronald Clayton
, Simon Fitzpatrick
The US Copyright Office has issued a decision ruling that ringtones that are excerpts of longer musical works or that are taken from existing sound recordings are subject to the compulsory licence provisions of US copyright law under 17 USC §115.