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Today's Special: Validity Goulash – Serving Up 101 In The Mechanical Arts
A divided Federal Circuit, in a precedential opinion, upheld a lower court's finding that the claims of US Patent No. 7,774,911 ineligible for patenting under Section 101...
United States
18 Oct 2019
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French Picasso Judgment Is Abstract Expression To U.S. Law
Last week, Sheppard Mullin partner Neil Popović (SF) secured summary judgment against recognition of a €2 million ($2.2 million)
United States
27 Sep 2019
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Driver's License: Copyright Infringement In The World Of Street Art
In January 2018, Mercedes-Benz began a marketing campaign that included photos of its cars in the Eastern Market in Detroit
United States
25 Sep 2019
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Perils Of Waiting: PTAB's Precedential Opinion Panel Designates Two More Decisions Rejecting 315(b) Arguments Regarding Time Bars
In two decisions recently designated as "precedential," the PTAB rejected two theories raised by petitioners for why the service of a complaint should not trigger Section 315(b)'s
United States
23 Sep 2019
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Italian Film Composer "Scores" For Authors
The Second Circuit issued a remarkable decision on termination rights under Sections 203 and 304(c) of the Copyright Act that seemingly
Italy
2 Sep 2019
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"Addressing Video Game Claims Under The Phillips Standard At The PTAB"
Last fall, the PTAB modified its procedures for IPR claim construction, eliminating the use of the broadest reasonable interpretation standard.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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New PTAB Guide Creates Uncertainty As To Multiple Petition Situations
The USPTO published its second update to the PTAB Trial and Practice Guide last month. The section addressing procedures for addressing multiple challenges to a patent is a new and noteworthy addition
United States
15 Aug 2019
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Don't Spill Your Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Competitive Advantage In The Food And Beverage Industry (Part 1 Of 2)
In the race to get new products to market, food and beverage businesses sometimes neglect their critically important intangible assets — their valuable trade secrets.
United States
29 Jul 2019
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Don't Spill Your Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Competitive Advantage In The Food And Beverage Industry (Part 2 Of 2)
In the race to get new products to market, food and beverage businesses sometimes neglect their critically important intangible assets — their valuable trade secrets
United States
26 Jul 2019
10
Open Source Software Policies – Why You Need Them And What They Should Include
The chances are high that your company uses open source software in some capacity. While the benefits of OSS are clear, it is also clear that OSS can pose significant legal risks that must be addressed.
United States
21 Jun 2019
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The U.S. Trademark Office Opens The Door To Registering Certain Cannabis Trademarks
On May 2, 2019, the United States Trademark Office issued new Examination Guidelines for goods and services associated with cannabis and cannabis-derived products and services legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.
United States
18 Jun 2019
12
How To Prevent Or Defend Against Business Crimes, Including Trade Secrets And Human Trafficking
The C-Suite rarely wants to consider, much less worry about, the impacts of criminal conduct on their business.
United States
13 Jun 2019
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Converting An IPR Loss Into A District Court Win
It is very common to defend against a claim of patent infringement by litigating in the district court and the PTAB in parallel.
United States
27 May 2019
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Framing Your Pitch: A Lesson From The TTI V. IBG Cases
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued three interesting, related opinions interpreting and applying the "technological invention" exception to Covered Business Method
United States
22 May 2019
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A Cautionary Tale: Don't Wait Until There Is A Problem To Protect Your Trade Secrets
A federal decision recently reminded businesses about the importance of taking appropriate measures to protect their proprietary information before any misappropriation occurs. In Abrasic 90 Inc. v. Weldcote Medals, Inc.
United States
17 May 2019
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Yes, UCANN!
Patentees and inventors of cannabis compounds may be happy to learn a district court in Colorado recently held that, based on the record before it, U.S. Patent No. 9,730,911
United States
15 May 2019
17
Returning To The Status Quo? – Proposed Outline For Section 101 Reform
On April 18, 2019, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), along with Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Steve Stivers (R-OH),
United States
7 May 2019
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PTAB Continues To Preclude PTAB Challenges That It Views As Untimely
In a proceeding that included Patent Office Director Andrei Iancu on the panel, the PTAB issued an order this past week denying institution of 3 IPRs filed by Valve.
United States
30 Apr 2019
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Caution To Game Companies: PTAB Continues To Preclude PTAB Challenges That It Views As Untimely
In a proceeding that included Patent Office Director Andrei Iancu on the panel, the PTAB issued an order this past week denying institution of 3 IPRs filed by Valve.
United States
29 Apr 2019
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Blockchain Games And Collectibles – Patents And Other Legal Issues
The use of blockchain (or distributed ledger) technology for games (a.k.a blockchain games) and token-based digital collectibles is on the rise.
United States
15 Apr 2019
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