Mondaq All Regions: Intellectual Property
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Despite vocal criticism from the open source movement, the number of patent applications filed for software and computer-implemented inventions has grown considerably over the past twenty years.
Clayton Utz
The laws give rights holders who discover infringing material online a way to require CSPs block access to the content.
Youssry Saleh & Partners
Copynorms are unofficial social rules used to indicate a neutralized social norm concerning the ethical issue of cloning copyrighted material.
As Trade Secrets Watch has previously reported, new rules regarding the protection of trade secrets are on the horizon for the European Union.
Singh & Associates
The Patent office (PO) Delhi in a recent event refused to grant a patent for an application of Novartis.
Singh & Associates
The group in the last decade had a 15 fold increase in innovation across its 70 companies since it started the annual competition of ideas called Tata Innovista.
Singh & Associates
Google has announced the launch of an experimental Marketplace that will allow it to purchase patents from businesses and patent holders who are willing to sell patents.
"Champagne", "Cognac", "Roquefort", "Scotch Whisky", "Tequila", "Darjeeling", and "Coorg"– are among some well-known examples for names which are associated throughout the world with products of a certain nature and quality.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Recent years have seen a wave of efforts to control frivolous patent-infringement lawsuits perpetrated by so-called patent trolls.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Federal Circuit's recent en banc opinion in Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 10082, *2 may result in courts finding that more claims include "means-plus-function" claim elements...
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, the focus of the legal world was not on intellectual property, to put it mildly.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Summertime is here. Time for road trips and car games. My kids like to play the name game in full "banana-fana" glory. So, what's in a name?
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The District Court stated that the '505 Patent claims "the use of a conventional web browser Back and Forward navigational functionalities without data loss in an online application consisting of dynamically generated web pages."
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
This summer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will decide how patent law should treat digital representations of physical objects, also called "3D digital models".
McDermott Will & Emery
William J. Burford sued former employer APS in Illinois state court for breach of contract after APS terminated him.
McDermott Will & Emery
A party opposing an application for mark or petitioning to cancel a mark bears the burden of proving genericness by a preponderance of evidence.
McDermott Will & Emery
In the latest episode of a 30-year dispute over the use of marks depicting mounted polo players, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the district court's order finding contempt of a 2012 injunction.
Duane Morris LLP
The former U.S. embassy in Havana, now known as the U.S. Interests Section, will be reconverted into a fully operating embassy.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Innovation Act is designed to weed out patent troll lawsuits by requiring courts to determine the validity of the patent at the early stages of the case.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Have you heard? The state of Tennessee commissioned the creation of a new state logo.
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Singh & Associates
One of the boons of liberalized economy was closure of monopolistic market and development of a competitive regime globally which gave birth to antitrust jurisprudence.
Singh & Associates
Section 39 of the Indian Patents Act is of prime importance during Patent prosecution.
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.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
Under the coverage provisions in standard comprehensive general liability insurance policies, there is often coverage for what is known as "Advertising Injury."
Mayer Brown
In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC the US Supreme Court, while acknowledging the criticism of other judges and scholars, chose to uphold the long-standing rule in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that renders unenforceable an agreement requiring payment of royalties for a patent after that patent expires.
Holding Redlich
IPA considered the distinctiveness of trade marks and illustrated the dangers of using descriptive words in a trade mark.
Reed Smith
Eastern District of Texas District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who has the busiest patent docket in the United States, recently announced a new model procedure for handling the onslaught of so-called "101" or "Alice" motions.
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.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Those that excel at innovation should be entitled to focus on doing so without diverting their attention.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On April 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) heard Sanofi-Aventis’ appeal of the Federal Court of Appeal section 8 quantification decision with respect to the drug Ramipril.
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