Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Foley & Lardner
The USPTO is requesting input on the "optimal" targets for its patent application pendency metrics. The USPTO’s current targets are 10 months to a first Office Action and 20 months to grant or abandonment.
Thompson Coburn LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court may have quietly provided significant ammunition to those trying to curb abusive patent troll activity.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Led by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently refused what Posner called a "quixotic" attempt to extend copyright law.
Duane Morris LLP
The United States District Court for Delaware’s decision on July 15 included some items that are particularly interesting for those involved with license agreements.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
The case arose from an inter partes reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,029,913 initiated by CW in 2006 on novelty and obviousness grounds.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A couple weeks ago, I and found myself in CVS grabbing two items that were guaranteed to improve my day: a Starbucks Frappuccino and gummy bears.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
The United States Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International may have broad-reaching implications on patenting software.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
The Patent Act provides that "[w]hoever actively induces infringement of a patent shall be liable as an infringer."
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Prior to March 2, 2010, the law was well settled that in order to enforce a copyright in court, the party bringing the claim must have a registration.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
The article in our May edition of the IP Bulletin addressed four of the eight most commonly asked questions that arise when completing a U.S. trademark application filing.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act introduced a number of important changes to U.S. patent law.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Court also concluded that "the idea of a decision has not been sufficiently limited by the claim to prevent the claim from ‘cover[ing] the full abstract idea itself.’"
Foley & Lardner
The USPTO has asked for written comments on its patent subject matter eligibility guidance by July 31, 2014.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The key to a critical strategy is having a vision for how you are going to win the war, even if you lose individual battles.
Foley & Lardner
Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware recently issued revised procedures for managing patent cases that are assigned to him.
Foley & Lardner
In VirtualAgility Inc. v., Inc., No. 2014-1232 (July 10, 2014), the Federal Circuit issued its first opinion directed to the issue of when it is appropriate to grant a stay of a district court patent infringement lawsuit while a covered business method review proceeding ("CBM") occurs.
Andrews Kurth LLP
The Federal Circuit had its first occasion to opine on an AIA provision allowing immediate interlocutory appeals from a district court’s denial or grant of a motion to stay.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Palo Alto Intellectual Property Transactions partner Richard Hsu was quoted in an article, titled "Optimising Value in IP Assets," in Financier Worldwide.
Foley & Lardner
In AbbVie Deutschland Gmbh v. Janssen Biotech, Inc., the Federal Circuit found AbbVie’s patents directed to anti-IL-12 antibodies invalid for lack of adequate written description.
Foley Hoag LLP
Every attorney in the United States understands that West Publishing Corp. ("Westlaw") and the LexisNexis Group ("Lexis") are perennial rivals.
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