Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Scott & Scott LLP
As the year comes to a close, many software publishers and trade associations with calendar year accounting are resolving as many outstanding software audits as possible.
Dykema Gossett
This week, Rude Music, Inc., owner of the copyrighted and Grammy-winning song "Eye of the Tiger," filed suit in Chicago federal court...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The America Invents Act includes specific proceedings for reviewing the patentability of covered business method patents ("CBM review")...
On January 1, 2016, Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf and Joseph Goebbels' diaries will both enter the public domain in most of Europe, where the term of protection ends 70 years after the death of a work's author.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Have you ever received in the mail what appears to be an invoice for trademark-related services you did not request?
Fox Rothschild LLP
James M. Singer was featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times article, "Diamond Spinout Attorney's Crown Jewel."
Fox Rothschild LLP
James M. Singer was featured in The New Food Economy article "Can I Patent my Recipe?"
Foley Hoag LLP
The petitioner, Google, argued that the patent claims are directed merely to the abstract idea of "linking a media work to a business action."
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On October 29, 2015, the TTAB reversed a refusal to register the mark NUT SACK DOUBLE BROWN ALE for beer, disagreeing with the Examining Attorney's finding that it contains immoral or scandalous matter...
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Earlier this fall the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced the "Streamlined, Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot for Small Entities" program, which allows small and micro entities to expedite a single ex parte patent appeal pending before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
On November 13, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted a petition for rehearing en banc filed by Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP (FLH) on behalf of its client The Medicines Company.
Experimental evidence can be a powerful tool in succeeding in an inter partes review proceeding, particularly in the case where inherent properties of prior art are at issue.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
While this should be obvious, it bears noting that all judges stressed the need to be reasonable in requests for injunctive relief (as well as in oppositions).
How much disclosure is sufficient when you want the author of a prior art reference to testify at trial?
Jones Day
2015年11月10日、米国連邦巡回控訴裁判所は、歯列矯正関連の技術に関する特許権に係る事件(ClearCorrect Operating, LLC v. ITC, 2014-1527 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 10, 2015)において...
Reed Smith
Two opinions that came down this month illustrate the CAFC's close scrutiny of potential legal errors in PTAB Final Written Decisions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
By Memorandum Opinion and Order entered by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson in AstraZeneca AB, et al. v. Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civil Action No. 15-927-SLR (D.Del., November 19, 2015), the Court granted the AstraZeneca plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction ..
Barnes & Thornburg
This week we have an interview with Joerg Thomaier – Head of IP, Bayer Group and we chat about compulsory licenses and India.
Foley Hoag LLP
PTAB litigation is less expensive and faster than the old ways. An old joke about patent litigation among trial counsel that produces cringes when told to clients is that patent litigation is known as the "sport of kings."
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
One of the main functions of law should be to provide relatively predictable rules that allow people to order their affairs with as much certainty as possible.
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Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Medical equipment manufacturer Becton, Dickinson and Company ("BD"), has been making its MICROTAINER blood collection containers since 1945.
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.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
I was reading an article in Wired about the secret in Silly String tonight and it got me thinking about leveraging patents into other types of intellectual property.
Venable LLP
By now, you have probably heard the buzz about 3D printing. 3D printing, also known as "additive manufacturing" is a process of making three-dimensional objects from a digital model by depositing successive layers of material on top of one another to form the object.
The court dealt another blow to TeleSign when it ruled that TeleSign failed to show irreparable harm, which also is required for an injunction.
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.
Duane Morris LLP
The fashion industry in the United States generates more than $300 billion in revenue each year.
Venable LLP
The next technological wave is bringing with it legal implications for its users, service operators, and platforms.
Fenwick & West LLP
The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's determination that the claimed subject matter was patent-ineligible.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last month, financial startup Ripple Labs, Inc. ("Ripple Labs") sued social networking app provider Kefi Labs, LLC ("Kefi Labs") and several of its employees in California federal court for over $2 million dollars in damages, including claims for alleged trademark infringement, unfair competition and cybersquatting.
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