Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The CAFC vacated the TTAB's decision affirming a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY & Design for "mortgage banking services.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced revised guidance (2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance)
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The Federal Circuit ruled that the doctrine of assignor estoppel does NOT apply to IPR proceedings, based on the plain language of the statute, which states that any person "who is not the owner of a patent" can file an IPR ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently released new guidance to its examiners on how claims are to be examined under 35 U.S.C. § 101, to determine whether claims recite
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently determined that the Official Code of Georgia Annotated cannot be copyrighted.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
From 14 January 2019 the long-awaited Trade Mark Directive (2015/2436) will take effect in the UK, reflecting the UK's continued effort to enhance harmonisation of trade mark law across the EU.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On January 4, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") released a significant, much-awaited revision ...
Foley Hoag LLP
At the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, the Pompidou Museum organized a retrospective of the work of Jeff Koons, which attracted thousands of visitors but gave rise to several lawsuits.
Foley & Lardner
Although "any person" except the owner can challenge a patent in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding, only those who satisfy the constitutional requirements ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
This is the second of two posts; the first five selections were posted here.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff, Whirlpool Properties ("Whirlpool") noticed several depositions of third-party witnesses near the discovery cut-off.
Jones Day
Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act─which identifies four categories of inventions or discoveries that are eligible for patent protection─presents a number of challenges to companies working on innovations in the life sciences space.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In most situations, a patent is the only way to deter a competitor from taking and using a company's innovations.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Post SAS, there are fewer exceptions to IPR estoppel. Indeed, the absence of partial institutions has led to many courts finding the "reasonably could have raised" ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTABlogger has once again bravely (?) chosen the ten TTAB decisions that he considers to be the most important and/or interesting from the previous calendar year (i.e., 2018).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Happy New Year! In case you missed them, here are our five most popular posts from 2018. This has been an exciting year for the Finnegan IP FDA Blog ...
With the holidays behind us and our calendars flipped over to 2019, we're taking a look back at some key trade secrets developments of the past year.
When Congress enacted the DTSA on May 11, 2016, it left open the issue of whether the DTSA would apply to misappropriation that occurred prior.
Womble Bond Dickinson
In Berkheimer and Aatrix, the Federal Circuit indicated that although patent eligibility under Section 101 is ultimately a question of law, the determination may have factual underpinnings
Womble Bond Dickinson
Several questions and topics come up time and again during overseas visits with Chinese entities, both law firms and corporations.
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The 2018 California legislative session was another busy year with numerous employment-related bill signed into law.
Duane Morris LLP
In 2014, Elon Musk announced that he was "open-sourcing" Tesla's patents.
Partners Carl Hittinger and Jeffry Duffy authored an article published by The Legal Intelligencer on July 27, 2018.
Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Pryor Cashman LLP
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.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Further information regarding any adjustments to the USPTO's operating status will be posted on the USPTO website and delivered to the news media.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Vermont's new Data Broker Regulation ("Regulation") takes effect on January 1, 2019.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark PARSONS for golf equipment and various ancillary goods and services, finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname under Section 2(e)(4).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in the case of Novartis AG et al., v. Ezra Ventures LLC, case number 2017-2284.
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