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Morrison & Foerster LLP
In an increasingly connected marketplace, unauthorised performances and displays of copyrighted works easily cross national borders.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark VOTESAPP for "online social networking services accessible by means of downloadable mobile applications," finding it to be merely descriptive of the services under Section 2(e)(1).
Alston & Bird
A weekly summary of the precedential patent-related opinions issued by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the opinions designated precedential or informative by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
WIPO has a web page that culminates the intellectual property Offices' closed dates by the respective Offices.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
A TTAB judge once told me that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods/services.
Chen, J. Denying motion for preliminary injunction. Patentee sought to compel defendant to seek dismissal of its instituted inter partes reviews. The Court upheld the dismissal of patentee's motion.
Milbank LLP
The article also examines the 30 Federal Circuit cases, including their exemplary patent claims, that found eligibility upon Alice challenges.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In most cases, a patent holder's right to collect damages and exclude others from practicing the claims of a U.S. patent stops at the border.
Jones Day
On September 29, 2021, the Federal Circuit in In re: Vivint, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2021) held that 35 U.S.C. § 325(d) applies to both inter partes review (IPR) petitions and requests for ex parte reexamination.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Pro baller Terry Rozier (our defendant) began his career with the Boston Celtics and now plays for the Charlotte Hornets. Rozier's reputation around the NBA as a "dangerous scorer" and "fearless shooter"
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below. No hints this time. Let's see how you do with them. Answer will be found in the first comment.
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
On May 11, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its 11 millionth patent, which was directed to a method of delivering, positioning and/or repositioning a collapsible and expandable stent in a patient's heart chamber.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Recent Federal Circuit decisions call into question the value of patents broadly claiming inventions on antibodies and their function in treating debilitating diseases.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark ICY (stylized) on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark ICEE, for overlapping clothing items (sweatshirts). So it all boiled down to the marks.
Winston & Strawn LLP
The patentee appealed the district court's decision finding the patent-in-suit unenforceable because of inequitable conduct by the patentee's chief science officer ("CSO"). The Federal Circuit panel affirmed.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On October 6, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled to incorporate the international trademark classification changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the ...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
In its recent decision, the PTAB ("the Board") determined that all challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,301,638 B2 were unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 328(a) for lack of written description and lack of enablement.
Holland & Knight
In a recent decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, a court ruled that a non-party to a lawsuit could be held in contempt for violating a preliminary injunction...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On October 4, 2021, the ITC issued a notice of violation of section 337 and general exclusion order ("GEO") in Certain Balanced Armature Devices, Products Containing Same, and Components Thereof...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
As previously discussed in this blog (see Creation vs. Conception: Can an AI Machines be an Inventor?) some AI researchers believe that the output of certain sophisticated AI software...
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