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Jones Day
In a recent decision, the PTAB admitted that it erred in its prior determination of unpatentability, and authorized supplemental briefing on the patentability of substitute claims.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
[This guest post was authored by John L. Strand, Shareholder in the Trademark and Litigation Groups at Wolf Greenfield].
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
When a competitor or former employee misappropriates a com¬pany's trade secrets, the com¬pany often does not know for an extended period of time.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Nearly two years ago, a grand jury in the Northern District of California indicted former Fitbit employees for receiving and possessing trade secrets stolen from their former employer
Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation
There are a number of requirements that must be met for an invention to be patentable. The invention must be novel (unique) and nonobvious...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
LEGO-brand building blocks are a delight for children of all ages, and when I was growing up, my household was no exception.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Approximately three (3) months after submitting a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"), the application will be assigned to an Examining Attorney.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In Spiritline Cruises LLC v. Tour Management Services, Inc., another precedential decision of 2020, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sustained Spiritline Cruises' opposition to TMS's application for ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
This post is about the latest skirmish in a high-profile lawsuit between the partial owners of the copyright in one of the most famous songs in R&B music history and everyone's favorite ginger pop star from Great Britain.
McDermott Will & Emery
Addressing a jury verdict of invalidity, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the district court abused its discretion in allowing trial testimony regarding obviousness...
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court dismissal, finding that a patent license implicitly licensed all parents and continuations that disclosed the same...
McDermott Will & Emery
In addition to the impact of several key decisions in 2019, there are several important cases on the Supreme Court's docket in 2020 that are relevant to IPR institutions.
McDermott Will & Emery
2019 saw numerous cases before the PTAB and CAFC related to § 315(b) time bar issues. In Ventex v. Columbia Sportswear, the PTAB found that ...
McDermott Will & Emery
In 2019, the US Supreme Court addressed three somewhat nuanced areas of patent law. The Supreme Court started the year by considering whether the on-sale bar of § 102(a)(1) applies to...
McDermott Will & Emery
2019 was a busy year for § 101, with decisions covering a wide range of issues including diagnostic methods, covered business methods, abstract ideas and even mechanical claims.
McDermott Will & Emery
2019 was another milestone year in intellectual property law that resulted in hundreds of decisions by the courts and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that will affect your company's litigation...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A recent UDRP decision demonstrates that a variety of factors can make success uncertain where a brand owner's asserted mark has arguably descriptive...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
America's top-flight soccer league, Major League Soccer, is set to begin regular-season play on February 29, 2020.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a rare Section 2(e)(3) decision, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the proposed mark EMPORIO ITALIA for "bed sheets
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The Federal Circuit sent Google an early valentine on February 13, 2020, when it granted the petition for mandamus in In re Google, Case No. 19-126
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