Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Butler Snow LLP
In a highly anticipated opinion, this morning the United States Supreme Court affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's authority to reconsider ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO is seeking applications for the position of Attorney Advisor (and more specifically, Interlocutory Attorney) at the TTAB.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board reversed Section 2(d) refusals of the mark THE AUBURN SCHOOL and the logo mark shown below, for special need educational services for children, finding the marks not confusingly similar to the registered...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As a background on stereochemistry, enantiomers are different molecules with the same chemical formula and sequence of atoms but different three-dimensional configurations.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that inter partes reviews (IPRs) do not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Brooks Kushman
The U. S. Supreme Court issued rulings today in two cases involving inter partes review proceedings ("IPRs") created by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA").
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Lundi, une cour d'appel américaine a tranché : un singe ne peut pas intenter de poursuite pour la contrefaçon de ses selfies en vertu de la loi américaine sur le droit d'auteur.
Foley & Lardner
On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712, affirming the constitutionality of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office'...
RPX Corporation
The original patent (6,779,118) issued in August 2004 with estimated priority date in May 1998 based on the filing of a provisional application.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
The Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of significant decisions today regarding post-grant practice before the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO's) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Womble Bond Dickinson
Inter partes review allows private parties to challenge previously issued patent claims in an adversarial process before the Patent Office.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On April 19, the USPTO issued one of the more consequential and examination-changing opinions on the subject of § 101 since its initial memoranda on Alice.
Foley & Lardner
There are many advantages to pursuing relief for patent infringement in the International Trade Commission (ITC) compared to U.S. district court ...
Foley & Lardner
Today in Oil States v. Greene's Energy, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of IPR proceedings, finding that they are a permissible second review of patents ...
Jones Day
In an effort to create greater predictability for patent litigation in the Northern District of Illinois, the District enacted Local Patent Rules ("LPR") effective as of October 1, 2009.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On April 16th, the Los Angeles-based artists collaborative, Pizzaboyzzz, sent a Cease and Desist letter to Kendall Jenner for using "Pizza Boys" to brand a clothing line and her Apple radio show.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Supreme Court's decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands established a new and simplified test for determining whether useful articles can obtain copyright protection.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The 9th Circuit has determined that animals cannot sue for copyright infringement. At issue was the following: a monkey, Naruto, was a seven-year-old crested macaque that lived—and ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Last month, I predicted a 7-2 affirmance of Oil States (although I had Kennedy in the dissent with Gorsuch rather than Roberts). Still, the outcome of this closely watched case....
Ropes & Gray LLP
On April 24, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions that have a significant impact on inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, many practitioners have been confused about whether the presumption of validity and proof by clear ...
Cooley LLP
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Duane Morris LLP
GE filed petitions on Friday to challenge the validity of a pair of Vestas patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Haug Partners
The PTAB agreed with Broad and terminated the interference. UC appealed.
RPX Corporation
Anuwave began this campaign in November 2015, adding two rounds of cases each in 2016 and 2017.
Jones Day
AI and big data innovations are a driving force of the current technological revolution, dramatically changing the way we search for information, communicate, operate devices, manufacture things, and solve problems.
Jones Day
In Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that the rejection of a trademark...
Jones Day
On March 20, 2018, Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) announced in an article that they would introduce the STRONGER Patents Act to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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