Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
This article will cover the differences in the application parts and the ordering of the application in the IP5 countries.
As Trade Secrets Watch has previously reported, new rules regarding the protection of trade secrets are on the horizon for the European Union.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The patent owner conceded that the district court's construction rendered the relevant claims invalid as indefinite, and stipulated to final judgment, followed by an appeal.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In a petition for inter partes review (IPR), the petitioner may challenge a patent claim only on grounds of anticipation or obviousness under 35 U.S.C. § 102 or 103, and using only patents and printed publications.
Fox Rothschild LLP
By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Vehicle Operation Technologies LLC v. Ford Motor Company, Civil Action No. 13-539-RGA (D.Del., July 1, 2015), the Court granted Defendants' Motion to Declare The Cases Exceptional Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285
Proskauer Rose LLP
A plaintiff in the District of New Hampshire recently found itself stuck in an unenviable and inescapable jurisdictional hole.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Supreme Court's Kimble decision reminds licensors and licensees to evaluate post-expiration royalties with care.
McDermott Will & Emery
On May 19, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a final rule amending its regulations that apply to post-grant proceedings.
Venable LLP
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has the responsibility for the administration of domain names.
McDermott Will & Emery
The petitioner, IBM, filed an IPR against a patent belonging to Intellectual Ventures I (the patent owner).
McDermott Will & Emery
Addressing the issue of what constitutes the "same or substantially the same" prior art or arguments, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board chose not to exercise its discretion to deny two separate covered business method petitions.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Recent years have seen a wave of efforts to control frivolous patent-infringement lawsuits perpetrated by so-called patent trolls.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Federal Circuit's recent en banc opinion in Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 10082, *2 may result in courts finding that more claims include "means-plus-function" claim elements...
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, the focus of the legal world was not on intellectual property, to put it mildly.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Summertime is here. Time for road trips and car games. My kids like to play the name game in full "banana-fana" glory. So, what's in a name?
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The District Court stated that the '505 Patent claims "the use of a conventional web browser Back and Forward navigational functionalities without data loss in an online application consisting of dynamically generated web pages."
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
This summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will decide how patent law should treat digital representations of physical objects, also called "3D digital models".
McDermott Will & Emery
William J. Burford sued former employer APS in Illinois state court for breach of contract after APS terminated him.
McDermott Will & Emery
A party opposing an application for mark or petitioning to cancel a mark bears the burden of proving genericness by a preponderance of evidence.
McDermott Will & Emery
In the latest episode of a 30-year dispute over the use of marks depicting mounted polo players, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the district court's order finding contempt of a 2012 injunction.
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Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday marked the sunrise launch of the .porn and .adult generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which join .xxx in the top-level domain name space as gTLDs targeted mainly at online purveyors of adult entertainment.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
Under the coverage provisions in standard comprehensive general liability insurance policies, there is often coverage for what is known as "Advertising Injury."
Mayer Brown
In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC the US Supreme Court, while acknowledging the criticism of other judges and scholars, chose to uphold the long-standing rule in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that renders unenforceable an agreement requiring payment of royalties for a patent after that patent expires.
Reed Smith
Eastern District of Texas District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who has the busiest patent docket in the United States, recently announced a new model procedure for handling the onslaught of so-called "101" or "Alice" motions.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
There are two types of taglines or slogans companies typically seek protection of, taglines tied to an advertising campaign or sales of a good or service, and taglines or slogans that are on merchandise intended to invoke or amuse people and drive them to purchase the merchandise.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Those that excel at innovation should be entitled to focus on doing so without diverting their attention.
McGuireWoods LLP
Abilify®'s blocking Patent No. 5,006,528 ("the '528 patent") expired on April 20, 2015, and Otsuka had already attempted to enjoin generic entry based on some of its other patents, but had so far been unsuccessful.
Fenwick & West LLP
Every year in late May or June, you can count on flowers blooming and the Supreme Court reversing the Federal Circuit on some patent issue.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A patent battle between University of California and MIT has casted clouds over the ownership of the CRISPR gene-editing technology potentially worth billions of dollars.
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Less than three years after implementation of the Inter Partes Review process, the life science industry is already calling upon Congress for significant reform.
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