Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
It is possible to obtain a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) based on a new medical use of a known drug.
Fox Rothschild LLP
If you operate a website that accepts user-generated content, it's time to contact the Copyright Office.
Miles & Stockbridge
An effective intellectual property protection strategy is vital for almost every business, but is perhaps even more important for businesses such as breweries, wineries and distilleries...
Brooks Kushman
Companies developing new products sometimes opt to outsource the fabrication of prototypes or the pilot-stage manufacture of products for beta testing.
Brooks Kushman
In a recent case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revisited the vexing problem of assessing patent eligibility for computer-related technologies.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Indeed, the last words that Mrs. Clinton uttered in public on the last night of her campaign before Election Day were "Love trumps hate."
McDermott Will & Emery
With that guidance, the case was returned to the three-judge appellate panel to address the remaining issues.
McDermott Will & Emery
In 2011, Amazon started using the mark "Fire" in connection with its Kindle Fire tablet.
McDermott Will & Emery
Addressing issues of priority and secondary meaning, the unlawful use defense and the right to jury trial, the 11th Circuit affirmed a district court's judgment in favor of a firearms manufacturer.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Vibram first introduced its line of split-toe running shoes in 2006, which are specifically designed to provide runners with a running experience similar to running barefoot.
Foley Hoag LLP
Our readers no doubt understand that trademark use is the basis for trademark protection in the U.S.
Brooks Kushman
In a recent panel decision that deviates from the Federal Circuit's current tendency to defer to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's interpretation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
One way to mitigate or avoid divided infringement situations is to draft patent claims from the perspective of only one device in the IoT system...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Examiner rejected the claims as obvious under 35 U.S.C § 103(a) over the cited references.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
With respect to BASCOM, the PTO emphasizes that examiners should consider elements in combination, not just in isolation.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Court rejected the purported novelty of using a downloadable application, reasoning that the application in substance was described functionally...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Court concluded that the Board "improperly dismissed some evidence of praise related to features that were not available in the prior art."
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In this appeal, the Federal Circuit will clarify how the PTAB's decision to institute a PGR should affect a District Court's preliminary injunction analysis.
McDermott Will & Emery
Ford filed IPR petitions against two of Paice's patents directed to hybrid vehicle engine management systems.
McDermott Will & Emery
The dissent argued that a patent owner's disclaimer was not effective to avoid eligibility for CBM review.
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Herrick, Feinstein LLP
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted summary judgment to defendant CoreLogic, Inc., in a DMCA case involving real estate listings on a MLS.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In its attempt to register its marks, Applicant argued that the items identified in its goods and services listings are sold in legal commerce because they are sold in states where cannabis is legal.
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reversed a district court ruling that four related software patents are patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. §101...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Patent litigants or other "real parties in interest" are estopped from asserting invalidity challenges in federal court "on any ground that the petitioner raised or reasonably could have raised...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Paris partner Noëlle Lenoir's article, "La protection du secret des affaires, un droit fondamental du marché intérieur consacré par la directive 2016/943 du 8 juin 2016,"...
Foley Hoag LLP
Joshua Jarvis and David Kluft recently presented a webinar offering guidance on social media issue spotting for in-house legal practitioners and executives, with a focus on intellectual property...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Should client communications with U.S. patent agents have the same protection against discovery afforded to communications with attorneys?
Shearman & Sterling LLP
This case arises out of copyright infringement litigation between two competitors in the cheerleading-apparel industry.
ASCAP and BMI collect and distribute payments to their members – songwriters and music publishers – for the public performance of their works.
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