Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
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In a nonprecedential per curiam opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the TTAB's decision...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.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 1, 2017), the Federal Circuit overturned the District of Delaware's finding that Watson failed ...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Companies have two choices for meeting the PCT patent application filing requirements when they have multiple pending provisional applications.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, the trademark lawyers for Coachella Music Festival, LLC and the famous music and arts festival's producer, Goldenvoice, LLC (collectively, "Coachella"), asked a Los Angeles federal district court ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board noted that the fact that taprooms and brewpubs serve food and beverages is not enough to make those goods and services related.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Two recent Federal Circuit decisions illustrate how an error in construing claims may lead the court to reverse a PTAB final written decision.
Reed Smith
Last month, gluten intolerance advocacy group Gluten Intolerance Group ("GIG") sued celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for trademark infringement and unfair business practices under the Lanham Act...
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
The Patent Office is also raising by 50% the fees for seeking institution and trial on claims in excess of the 20/15 claims that are part of the standard fees.
Jones Day
Whether that prior art was sufficient to invalidate the patents, as a general proposition, is irrelevant to the specific prior art at issue here."
McDermott Will & Emery
Waymo alleges Levandowski stole 14,000 computer files on Waymo's driverless vehicle technology prior to leaving the company and founding Ottomotto.
McDermott Will & Emery
DRK Photo is a stock photography agency that markets and licenses images created by others to publishing entities, including McGraw-Hill.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board granted a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark CROC-TAIL & Design for "alcoholic beverages, namely, ready to drink mixed alcoholic drinks...
Morgan Lewis
The PTAB rarely grants such requests—the grant rate has ranged from just 1.5% to 3.6% of requests over the last four years.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Earlier this week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") published a new rule governing when privilege exists for communications between clients and their domestic ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
A Final Rule Notice issued today setting significant increases to take effect on January 16th 2018 for AIA Trial Proceedings.
McDermott Will & Emery
According to GP, in denying the follow up petitions, the PTAB erred by relying on § 314(a) instead of § 325(d), since only the latter specifically refers to follow-on petitions.
McDermott Will & Emery
The claim construction issue arose in the context of a patent that addresses a multiple dependency problem in network devices.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
On November 7, 2017, the USPTO issued a Final Rule recognizing that communications between U.S. and foreign patent practitioners and their clients that are reasonably necessary and incident...
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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
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
AI in technology in one form or another is an increasingly relied upon tool for conducting business.
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.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The ITC is first and foremost a trade forum tasked with ensuring international parity in trade.
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.
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 ...
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.
Ropes & Gray LLP
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Shearman & Sterling LLP
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