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Foley & Lardner
In good news for those awaiting decisions on pending motions to transfer, or those contemplating a challenge to a recent denial of their motion – especially in the ED Texas ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Notably, these three cases demonstrate that the Board may deny institution on this basis even where aspects of the arguments, at first glance, seem new.
WilmerHale
In this article published by Bloomberg Law's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, authors David Cavanaugh and Michael Smith provide context for issues discussed in the Aqua Products decision...
Butler Snow LLP
In an Initial Decision released on October 30th, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has upheld the Federal Trade Commission's complaint against 1-800 Contacts, Inc....
Foley & Lardner
While Congress is trying to pass a tax reform bill that would cut corporate taxes, USPTO patent fees will increase effective January 16, 2018.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here we go again! I hear the trumpets blow again! Oh, nevermind. You may recall that a TTAB judge once remarked that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal 95% of the time...
Dentons
In a final rule issued November 14, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has revised its fee schedule, effective January 16, 2018
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark CAREBOARD for computer hardware and software for monitoring hospital patients, staff, and equipment, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark ...
Foley Hoag LLP
We used to have a Thanksgiving turkey tradition at the Trademark and Copyright Law Blog.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In June, we covered the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in Oil States Energy Servs., LLC v. Greene's Energy Grp., LLC, 137 S. Ct. 2239 (2017).
WilmerHale
New SOP 9 addresses these and other remand issues that have occurred over the past several years.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In a nonprecedential opinion issued on November 13, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court finding that Apotex's aBLAs ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On November 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit resolved a split among district courts on the question whether the United States Supreme Court's TC Heartland ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The District of Maryland ruled that the mere threat of a TTAB cancellation proceeding is not sufficient to create a case or controversy to allow the trademark owner to bring a declaratory judgment action ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Selecting and protecting your "brand" should begin from the very moment a business is in the process of being formed, whether that business is a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In issuing its precedential decision earlier this month in Two-Way Media v. Comcast, the Federal Circuit affirmed a Delaware district court determination that four data streaming patents ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Deere & Company has for more than 100 years sold a wide variety of agricultural, forestry, lawn, and garden equipment.
Jones Day
On November 14th, the USPTO issued a final rule setting and adjusting patent fees during fiscal year 2017.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a nonprecedential per curiam opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the TTAB's decision...
Ropes & Gray LLP
As discussed last week, a remand to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) may be a short-lived victory for Patent Owners.
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Fenwick & West LLP
At a symposium and webinar presented by Fenwick & West and Mewburn Ellis, we asked U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office
Fenwick & West LLP
In the Winter 2017 edition of the Intellectual Property Bulletin, we reported on IP-related changes expected with the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
AI in technology in one form or another is an increasingly relied upon tool for conducting business.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Following a lengthy and extensive litigation that began in 2011 that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in December of 2016, smartphone industry titans Apple and Samsung will again find themselves ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
The ITC is first and foremost a trade forum tasked with ensuring international parity in trade.
Reed Smith
Sound recordings fixed after this date are governed by federal copyright law.
Pryor Cashman LLP
In a recent article for IP Watchdog, Michael Goldberg and Felicity Kohn examined the various means of protecting branded apparel intellectual property assets.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A North Carolina court ruled that patent infringers may be sued in a venue where they have a "regular and established place of business," even if they do not have a physical "place," such as...
Foley Hoag LLP
When Judge Richard Allen Posner abruptly retired from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals last month, we were so caught off guard that it took a few weeks to get our tribute machine up and running.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Does competition law apply to the obtainment, grant, acquisition, exercise and transfer of intellectual property rights?
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