Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw's dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a resource which summarizes the proposed legislation, outlines the arguments in favor of and against the legislation, and provides additional resources for our readers' convenience.
McDermott Will & Emery
Akebia obtained an order under § 1782 permitting it to serve FibroGen with document and deposition subpoenas as a means to gather evidence for use in the foreign oppositions. FibroGen appealed.
McDermott Will & Emery
Intellectual Ventures (IV) sued Capital One Financial on patents related to internet-based budget tracking, web page customization and scanning hard-copy images.
McDermott Will & Emery
Celgard holds a patent on its ceramic-coated separator technology. SKI, a South Korean company, manufactures separators used in lithium-ion batteries and supplies the separators to third-party manufacturers.
Morgan Lewis
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) just issued its second round of proposed rule changes to post-patent issuance review proceedings conducted by the PTAB.
Foley & Lardner
Amgen has filed a complaint under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), asserting that a biosimilar application filed by Apotex, Inc. infringes two of its patents.
Foley & Lardner
Congress stated that an IPR petitioner can be any party other than the patent owner who has not brought a civil suit challenging the validity of the patent.
Butler Snow LLP
The TPP is an ambitious trade agreement being negotiated between representatives from the United States and other Asia-Pacific countries.
BakerHostetler
Parties accused of patent infringement are turning more and more to post-grant challenge proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") as a faster and cheaper means for invalidating the asserted claims.
McDermott Will & Emery
WesternGeco and ION make products used to survey for oil and gas beneath the ocean floor.
McDermott Will & Emery
The district court found that Hospira did not infringe and that the claims were valid because there was no offer for sale that would trigger the on-sale bar.
McDermott Will & Emery
Circuit Check sued QXQ alleging infringement of its patents for marking interface plates used on circuit board testers.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Congress enacted the Biological Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) in March 2010, as part of the Affordable Care Act, creating an abbreviated FDA-approval pathway for biological products...
Proskauer Rose LLP
A recent decision from the District of Massachusetts demonstrates the difficulties that can arise when attempting to protect copyrighted works displayed on the internet.
Reddy Charlton Solicitors
On 15 January 2015, the Federal Circuit reversed a United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") decision rejecting a trademark for the name "Newbridge Home."
Foley & Lardner
Among other topics, a recent web conference (click here to access the full recording) hosted by George Quillin and Jeff Costakos tackled the latest developments in amendment practice before the PTAB.
Foley & Lardner
Earlier this month, the news reported that several automakers, including BMW, Audi and Daimler, agreed to acquire HERE Global for $2.8 billion.
Reed Smith
A pilot program proposed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office would have a single Administrative Patent Judge (APJ).
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Thoth Technology, Inc., just received a patent for its heavenly elevator. Well, not quite, but an elevator 12 miles tall certainly gives the Tower of Babel a run for its money.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
The doctrine of "initial interest confusion," scorned by many legal commentators and rejected by numerous courts, is alive and well in the Ninth Circuit, ..
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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
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Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Supreme Court recently declined to overturn its 1964 decision in Brulotte v. Thys Co., where it held that a patentee could not receive royalties for sales made after the patent at issue expired.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A few weeks ago, Airbus received a U.S. patent for an airplane. More specifically, Airbus' patent is for what every 5-year old boy has been flying since the invention of die cast toys: a plane that takes off nearly vertically...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Patent owners are entitled to at least a reasonable royalty from infringers, but in some instances may recover lost profits—the amount of money the patent owner lost because of the infringement.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
AIA established post-grant proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that have emerged as a battleground for pharmaceutical patent challenges in addition to the usual district court venue.
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