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Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision today in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., Nos. 19-1434, -1452, -1458. Although a majority of the Court held that Congress's statutory...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On June 21, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in United States v. Arthrex, holding: "Decisions by APJs must be subject to review by the Director." Slip op. at 20.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
In Raytheon Technologies v. General Electric Corp., Appeal 2020-1755, (Fed. Cir. April 16, 2021), the Federal Circuit reversed a PTAB inter partes review...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the proposed mark BREAUXS for barbecue grills, electric fryers, and the like, finding it to be primarily merely a surname under Section 2(e)(4).
Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
Tempting as it may be to adopt a trademark that is the common name for your product, that may not be the best idea because you cannot prevent others from using a word, or a combination of words...
Baker Botts
The past 18 months have seen an explosion of interest in hydrogen, with investors scrambling to invest in this burgeoning sector and valuations for hydrogen-related companies multiplying rapidly.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Yu v. Apple Inc., No. 2020-1760 (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2021), a divided Federal Circuit panel affirmed finding that claims directed to a digital camera were ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Milbank LLP
Biopharma is on a roll. Biologics and recombinant antibodies have advanced the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Messenger RNA technology ...
Mintz
On June 11, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) administrative order against 1-800 Contacts, Inc.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
The Supreme Court issued a decision today in U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc. upholding the use of inter partes reviews (IPRs) to challenge the validity of issued patents under the America Invents Act.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
The Supreme Court issued a decision today in U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc. upholding the use of inter partes reviews (IPRs) to challenge the validity of issued patents under the America Invents Act.
Foley & Lardner
In this divided political age, it is rare that a legislative body can agree on anything. It is rarer still to pass something unanimously.
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
If you do not know the difference between patentability and freedom-to-operate, you are not alone.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Opposer James Barnard claimed prior use of the mark MANDALA for business consulting and branding services, and alleged likelihood of confusion with the Applicant's proposed mark MANDALAEVERYWEAR...
Ballard Spahr LLP
This episode is the second in a new podcast series, where we will visit with different leaders striving to grow economic development in their areas or regions of interest.
Jones Day
Petitioner (Apple, Inc.) filed a petition to institute inter partes on a patent owned by Koss Corporation (Patent Owner).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The law on whether medical diagnostic methods are patent-eligible can be challenging. Inventors who have heard of cases like Myriad Genetics may end up believing that methods of diagnosing disease...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Finding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate its entitlement to maintain its genericness claim (f/k/a standing), the Board tossed out this petition for cancellation of two registrations...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a straightforward, nonprecedential opinion, the CAFC affirmed the TTAB's decision [here] sustaining an opposition to registration of the mark FOCUSVISION for online software for conducting market research, ..
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Hyatt v. Hirshfeld, No. 2018-2390 (Fed. Cir. June 1, 2021), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the district court's rejection of the PTO's arguments for prosecution laches.
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