Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In most situations, a patent is the only way to deter a competitor from taking and using a company's innovations.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Post SAS, there are fewer exceptions to IPR estoppel. Indeed, the absence of partial institutions has led to many courts finding the "reasonably could have raised" ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTABlogger has once again bravely (?) chosen the ten TTAB decisions that he considers to be the most important and/or interesting from the previous calendar year (i.e., 2018).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Happy New Year! In case you missed them, here are our five most popular posts from 2018. This has been an exciting year for the Finnegan IP FDA Blog ...
Orrick
With the holidays behind us and our calendars flipped over to 2019, we're taking a look back at some key trade secrets developments of the past year.
Orrick
When Congress enacted the DTSA on May 11, 2016, it left open the issue of whether the DTSA would apply to misappropriation that occurred prior.
Womble Bond Dickinson
In Berkheimer and Aatrix, the Federal Circuit indicated that although patent eligibility under Section 101 is ultimately a question of law, the determination may have factual underpinnings
Womble Bond Dickinson
Several questions and topics come up time and again during overseas visits with Chinese entities, both law firms and corporations.
Holland & Knight
In drafting initial pleadings, some litigators assert every cause of action that could possibly fit the facts, so as to protect their clients from every angle.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
A district court in California has granted-in-part a Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment of no invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 103 due to inter partes review (IPR) estoppel.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark INCOGNITO for "footwear; footwear for men; footwear for women; shoes; shoes for men and women," ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
After Octane Fitness, district courts "may determine whether a case is ‘exceptional' in the case-by-case exercise of their discretion, considering the totality of the circumstances."
WilmerHale
Lourie, J. Affirming PTAB holding in IPR that pro-drug was not obvious.
Foley Hoag LLP
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued new guidance effective January 7, 2019 to its examiners and administrative judges ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
On remand from the CAFC, the Board granted a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark ALEC BRADLEY STAR INSIGNIA ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The USPTO decided not to extend the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program beyond January 2, 2019.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Happy New Year! We thought we'd take a quick look back at our most popular posts from 2018.
Mintz
This year the Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Circuit Courts penned a number of opinions impacting trademark law.
Reed Smith
On December 5th, 2018, Terrence Ferguson, better known as 2 Milly, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California alleging that Epic Games, Inc.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
New Year's Day was a bit different this year. It brought something unseen for the past twenty years: the mass infusion of previously copyrighted works into the public domain
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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.
Duane Morris LLP
In 2014, Elon Musk announced that he was "open-sourcing" Tesla's patents.
BakerHostetler
Partners Carl Hittinger and Jeffry Duffy authored an article published by The Legal Intelligencer on July 27, 2018.
Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Following her September 2017 appearance on CNBC's "Nightly Business Report," Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme returned to the program for a segment exploring ways to identify and avoid scams involving intellectual property.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Further information regarding any adjustments to the USPTO's operating status will be posted on the USPTO website and delivered to the news media.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
This month we highlight two reversals by the Federal Circuit and a summary judgment of indefiniteness from New Jersey.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark PARSONS for golf equipment and various ancillary goods and services, finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname under Section 2(e)(4).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in the case of Novartis AG et al., v. Ezra Ventures LLC, case number 2017-2284.
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