Foley Hoag LLP
On July 31, 2015, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling celebrates her 50th birthday, according to muggle sources.
Duane Morris LLP
Last week, the Court of Federal Claims invalidated a patent that was asserted against the U.S. Government in a lawsuit regarding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Summary: It is rare that decisions from the Federal Circuit make news, and even rarer that Federal Circuit decisions are reported on by "The Worldwide Leader in Sports," but that is exactly what happened when the Federal Circuit recently affirmed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's decision to cancel six trademark registrations owned by Pro-Football, Inc., which does business as The Washington Redskins.
Foley & Lardner
The Federal Register Notice published April 2, 2015, primarily was directed to final rules implementing the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Two weeks ago, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, writing on her own behalf, submitted comments in Investigation No. 337-TA-613, Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof.
Scott & Scott LLP
In many software development agreements, the customer has to accept the software before the contract is complete.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently revisited the issue of the Copyright Law preemption of trade secrets claims in Spear Marketing, Inc. v. Bancorpsouth Bank.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has been legalized in 23 states and Washington D.C., and recreational use has been legalized in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, DC and Washington state.
Andrews Kurth LLP
On July 21, 2015, in Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., No. 15-1499, (Fed. Cir. July 21, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a long-anticipated decision...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Two lawsuits against the Food and Drug Administration this year have clarified the 3-year data exclusivity and patent certification provisions that govern applications filed under section 505(b)(2) of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
In its ruling, the TTAB seemed rather harshly to dismiss AAA's laches and estoppel defenses.
Judge Batten denied a motion brought by Carré Technologies, Inc. ("Carré") to dismiss[i] apatent infringement action brought by Sarvint Technologies, Inc. ("Sarvint") for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
If you sang Happy Birthday to someone in a public place
recently, you may be off the hook for infringement.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brulotte is relied on by other courts for disallowing the extension of expired patent royalty agreements. In Brulotte, the inventor was the owner of patents for hot-picking machines.
While there are many differences between patent cases and other complex commercial litigation, one notable distinction is the use of a "hypothetical" transaction to prove patent damages.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shortly after leaving the employ of Analog, an electrical engineering company, Knutson formed Dimation, a competitor company.
Foley Hoag LLP
The BPCIA established procedures to define and narrow disputes between biosimilar applicants and reference product sponsors after the (k) application is filed.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The National Grange was founded in 1867 to champion the interests of farmers and farming, and is now the oldest fraternal agricultural association in the United States.