Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Barnes & Thornburg
This time Peter Zura gives us the inside scoop of the SAWS program at the USPTO.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The assertion of standard essential patents (SEPs) by patent-holders has raised patent, contract, and competition issues in jurisdictions around the world.
Foley & Lardner
Home to several of the world’s largest OEMs, and a major place of operations for others, Europe has a thriving automotive industry.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
This opinion also shows how Bob Marley's heirs were able to succeed with a claim considered by the Ninth Circuit where executors of the estate of Diana, Princess of Wales could not.
Reed Smith
Everyone knows there is competition, hype and controversy over nominations and awards at each year’s contest run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Bloomberg reported that Apple lost a $539M jury verdict to Smartflash LLC on Tuesday. The suit is about Smartflash's patents for digital rights management, data storage and access through payment systems.
On Jan. 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its first trademark opinion in 10 years, Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank.
McDermott Will & Emery
Prior to the critical date for the public use bar under § 102(b), the USDA held an experimental variety open house at California State University, Fresno.
McDermott Will & Emery
In 2009, NeuroRepair filed its state legal malpractice suit in San Diego Superior Court against its patent law firm and an individual attorney in the firm.
McDermott Will & Emery
On January 27, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) released examples to supplement the 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (the interim guidelines), which were released in December 2014.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Fox Rothschild was featured in The Am Law Daily article "Lateral Moves."
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Someone somewhere has declared that today, February 24, 2015, is NATIONAL MUSTACHE DAY. Who would have thought. There must be a day for just about anything of interest to any subset of society.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Ordinarily, a case involving identical marks used on virtually identical products is a slam dunk for the prior user.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Companies in today’s economy thrive on offering innovative products that differentiate them from those of competitors.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. But in the trademark world, imitation is sincerely unwelcome.
McDermott Will & Emery
In a case centered about patent that matured from an application filed 40 years ago the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit concluded that the defendant's sale of vascular grafts made of Gor-Tex willfully infringed Bard's patent.
McDermott Will & Emery
Reviewing a final written decision of U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, finding application claims unpatentable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the Board erred.
McDermott Will & Emery
Addressing for the first time an appeal of an America Invents Act review decision out of the U.S. PTO’s PTAB, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s decision that a navigation system patent was invalid as obvious.
Foley Hoag LLP
Even if the courts continue to defer to the Patent Office, Congress may step in to address the claim construction standard for post-grant proceedings.
Foley Hoag LLP
A few days after the hack, in January 2014, someoneregistered the domain name, and launched a website at
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United States' lovers of authentic, original British Cadbury chocolate will have to book a flight to the UK to enjoy the cherished confection.
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United States’ lovers of authentic, original British Cadbury chocolate will have to book a flight to the UK to enjoy the cherished confection.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
You may have heard already that Mistress of All She Surveys Taylor Swift has filed several applications to register trademarks drawn from lyrics to songs in her boffo album 1989.
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.
Shelston IP
The article explains the issues, and the commonly held view of how to calculate straightforward US patent expiry dates.
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.
Venable LLP
Launching an advertisement, production, or publication without obtaining the necessary third-party intellectual property (IP) rights can have costly consequences.
Epstein Becker & Green
There is certainly no question that an employee owes undivided loyalty to his or her employer while employed.
On February 2, 2015, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) took another step towards clarifying the antitrust rules applicable to standard essential patents (SEPs).
Venable LLP
Numerous articles and practitioners are touting inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, and for good reason.
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