Mondaq All Regions: Intellectual Property
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
For those who are interested in recent cases and developments in copyright law and related matters there have been a number of developments since the last entry.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In the last decade, the promise doctrine was the sole ground for invalidating patents in over a dozen of cases.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The Trade-marks Act (RSC 1985, c T-13) (the "Act") and the Trade-marks Regulations (SOR/96-195) (the "Regulations") provide for registrability and enforceability of registered ...
With the aim of improving the industrial property system in our country, the Government, on recent days, has entered a bill amending Law No. 19,039 on Industrial Property; Law No. 20,524 ...
J A Kemp
Then, in 2013, Gifi Diffusion brought invalidation proceedings against Crocs' design, again arguing for a lack of novelty.
J A Kemp
The Commission aims to have the Regulation in place by 2019.
As a member of WIPO and a signatory of the 2006 Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, Russia recognizes and protects trademarks, both international and domestic, in a manner similar to that of most other WIPO countries.
"Should I patent my invention or rather keep it confidential and hope a third party does not copy it?"
It is estimated that the world population will be close to 9 billion in the year 2050. That is an increase of 40% in the global population which will require a 70% increase in food production.
If you are currently studying or planning your studies at a university in South Africa, it is important that you understand your rights as an Intellectual Property ...
Cassper Nyovest is known in South Africa for many things, including (allegedly) "biting" – but not in the way you think. "Biting", in the world of rap and hip-hop is the term...
The ability to protect colour has always been an intellectual property topic of conversation with colour trade marks differing from the colour of a brand
Trade marks are only protected in countries that they are registered in. Where you intend to use a trade mark in more than one country ...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On October 3, 2018, Juul Labs, Inc. of San Francisco, California ("JLI") filed a complaint (part 1 and part 2) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On October 9, 2018, in Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court decision that claims reciting nucleotide primers in U.S. Patent No. 5,643,723...
Ropes & Gray LLP
A Patent Owner may only avail itself of an IPR estoppel defense in court upon demonstrating that a competent prior art search would have uncovered the art that is asserted post-IPR (i.e., raised or reasonably could have raised during the IPR. 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2)).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Starting in 1997, NAI filed a series of patent applications.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Iancu., No. 2017-1962 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 1, 2018), the CAFC affirmed the PTAB's priority determination invalidating Natural Alternative's patent directed to a human dietary supplement that increases the anaerobic working capacity of muscle and other tissues.
Expert witnesses play a critical role in patent litigation, particularly where the subject matter is highly technical. The more specialized the technology, the more common it is for an expert witness
On August 7, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendant in Yellowfin Yachts v. Barker Boatworks, LLC. Sending the rival high-end boatmakers back to shore...
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Following her September 2017 appearance on CNBC's "Nightly Business Report," Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme returned to the program for a segment exploring ways to identify and avoid scams involving intellectual property.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
A wide variety of grants and funding programs can assist start-ups and businesses develop and commercialise their IP.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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Partners Carl Hittinger and Jeffry Duffy authored an article published by The Legal Intelligencer on July 27, 2018.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a refusal to register SHAPE XXXX for educational publications and services on the ground that the term is a phantom mark that comprises more than one mark.
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