Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Lack of clarity is not a ground for opposition before the EPO, but can be raised against amendments filed during the opposition proceedings.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Middle Louisiana Federal District Court faced a conflict between trademark protection and the First Amendment’s protection of political advocacy.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Sterling Jewelers Inc. v. Romance & Co., the Board addressed the evidentiary requirements for making a registration properly of record.
Foley & Lardner
The USPTO proposed attributable ownership rules would require the public disclosure of the "attributable owner" of patent applications and patents.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A federally registered trademark is a valuable asset for your business and should be properly cared for.
If you had any doubts about whether dodging service is a good idea, the recent order in "Trend Micro v. RPost" should put those doubts to rest.
A Texas jury acquitted former Texas Instruments employee Ellen Chen Yeh on all counts brought against her.
Cooler Master wanted its district court litigation with Asetek to be put on ice while an inter partes reexamination wound its way through the Patent Office.
Fenwick & West LLP
The Supreme Court justices signaled Monday that, just like the rest of us, they are at a loss as to where to draw the patentability line for software.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Former star NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman joined WWE. Rumors abound that an important part of his WWE persona will be his nickname "Lights Out."
McDermott Will & Emery
Key points about the America Invents Act that inventors need to know include: how to navigate the first-to-file system, a new definition of prior art.
Fenwick & West LLP
Over the years, the Internet has become the basic foundational infrastructure for the global movement of data of all kinds.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Bona fide intent, the sine qua non of non-use trademark applications, was given new meaning by the TTAB in a decision released unpublished February 21, 2014.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
In a locked vault in Louisville, Kentucky, sits a custom-made computerized safe under 24-hour surveillance.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Everyone knows gTLDs such as ".com" and ".net" are not registrable as trademarks, but what about ".nissan"?
"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." William Shakespeare, Henry VI Part II.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alice Corp v CLS Bank, and is expected to decide whether business methods are patent-eligible subject matter.
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. v. Apotex, Inc. (No. 2013-1128, -1161, -1162, -1163, -1164, 4/11/14) (Newman, Lourie, Bryson)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
The US Supreme Court rejected three conflicting tests for standing for false advertising claims under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, creating a new test.
Foley Hoag LLP
When we upload family pictures to the internet, we understand that anyone in the world might download them and use them for some nefarious purpose.
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A discussion on key five IP consideration corporate counsel should be aware of when retaining a contractor for the developing of a company's software.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, Taco Bell released a TV commercial featuring real men named Ronald McDonald enjoying Taco Bell’s new breakfast items.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that the purpose of Facebook is "to make the world more open and connected," and indeed Facebook, other social media outlets and the Internet in general have brought worldwide openness and connection-through-sharing to levels unparalleled at any point in history.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
A top-level domain is the part of an Internet address appearing to the right of the last period.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On November 12, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Patrick Cariou’s petition for a writ of certiorari, effectively ending his effort to undo the Second Circuit’s controversial decision, which largely exonerated from copyright liability artist Richard Prince’s Canal Zone works that incorporated Cariou’s copyrighted photographs of native Rastafarians.
Former Korn/Ferry recruiter David Nosal was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Wednesday for violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Economic Espionage Act.
Duane Morris LLP
In a trio of March 6, 2014 inter partes review (IPR) decisions, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) canceled patent claims related to next generation DNA sequencing technology, after Illumina, Inc. countered Columbia University’s patent infringement suit by successfully petitioning for IPR of claims in three of five of Columbia’s patents-in-suit.
Foley & Lardner
On January 10, 2014 the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two patent cases, one copyright case, and a fourth case that may have implications for federal trademark law.
Morgan Lewis
Energy companies will see an increase in lawsuits filed by "patent trolls".
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