Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Orrick
Not everyone is happy about the proposed EU Trade Secrets Directive.
Orrick
On January 8, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office hosted its first-ever event on trade secrets.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently resolved a food design trade dress case on summary judgment finding functionality and thereby no infringement.
Womble Carlyle
The United States Supreme Court has announced its decision in one of two recently argued cases involving substantive trademark issues.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
By the time this weekend is over, you will suffer from branding overload.
Foley Hoag LLP
Heading into this year’s Super Bowl party season, there are two things every lawyer should be concerned about.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
When an invention claimed in a patent is essential to complying with a technical operating standard, it is considered a Standard Essential Patent, or SEP.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
It has been a while since I was as thoroughly impressed as when I read about Shubham Banerjee’s new company founded on his clever Lego Braille printer shown below.
Reed Smith
In Alice Corp. Ptd. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, the U.S. Supreme Court articulated a two-part framework for determining whether a computer related invention was patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C.§101.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC, the Federal Circuit applied the Supreme Court’s reasoning in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, to strike down software method claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reaffirmed basic claim construction principles in CardSoft, LLC v. VeriFone, Inc., No. 2014-1135 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 17, 2014).
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A trademark may make you money by rendering goods or services easier for your customers and potential customers to find.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Plaintiff's public access program, which frequently included criticisms of Union County's legislators, included a depiction of the seal of the government of Union County in its programming.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The New York Times Magazine had a very interesting article in its January 18, 2014 issue entitled "Call It What It Is."
Foley & Lardner
Although Sequenom has settled its dispute over U.S. Patent 6,258,540 with some parties (as I noted here), its case against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. remains active.
Dentons (US)
In 2012, the America Invents Act (AIA) created new Patent Office procedures for challenging the validity of issued US patents.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As we all know, Super Bowl XLIX will be played this Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona between the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Did the TTAB take a wrong turn on a precedential ruling in a likelihood of confusion case last month?
Venable LLP
Nonprofits should take note of the increasing practice of for-profit brand owners "verbing up" their own marks and in some cases deliberately disrupting their own logos.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
How You File For A Patent Can Affect Your Bottom Line
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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.
Epstein Becker & Green
There is certainly no question that an employee owes undivided loyalty to his or her employer while employed.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Carnegie Mellon University’s $1.535 billion judgment for patent infringement.
Orrick
In addition to the civil suit mentioned above, Jimmy John’s is now facing scrutiny from members of Congress and New York’s Attorney General.
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.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l on patentable subject matter, courts have tried to follow the prescribed framework.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On Tuesday, the Federal Circuit overturned a U.S. Patent and Trademark decision holding that a hospital’s trademark for a residential, health improvement program can co-exist with a mark used for a research foundation’s fitness program.
Proskauer Rose LLP
There is no need to wait for the Patent Office to institute a review.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
At last count, over 120 trademark applications have been filed in the French trademark office for the phrase "JE SUIS CHARLIE."
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