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Arnold & Porter
The Federal Circuit recently denied a rehearing and en banc petition in Molon Motor and Coil Corp. v. Nidec Motor Corp...
Jones Day
The Federal Circuit has definitively ruled on the PTAB's practice of allowing so-called "same-party" IPR joinder. The court held that an IPR petitioner cannot join itself as a party to an existing...
Jones Day
In three related final written decisions, the PTAB ruled that Bayer Healthcare ("Bayer") was not a real party in interest ("RPI") to IPR petitions filed by NOF Corporation, even though Bayer had a ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
About ten years ago, a TTAB judge said to me that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the proposed mark FETAL LIFE for fetal health signal monitors and related goods, finding the mark to be merely descriptive under Section 2(e)(1).
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Federal Circuit recently held certain method of treatment claims patent eligible under step one of Alice, reversing a district court's judgment on the pleadings.
Thompson Coburn LLP
You don't need to be a professional photographer to take a valuable photograph. A recent case demonstrates that all you need is to be in the right place, and snap a photo at the right time and the...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
New York City tour bus operator, The Ride LLC, offers a sightseeing service around Manhattan that is memorable for having street performers break into song or dance at random points when the ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In addition, the effects of COVID-19 may also provide a sufficient basis for claiming "excusable nonuse" of a trademark.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On March 23, 2020, approximately two months after all briefs were submitted, the Fed. Cir. has denied the outstanding petitions for panel rehearing and rehearing ...
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
The PTAB has provided guidance on the standard for exercising its discretion to deny institution under § 325(d).
RPX Corporation
Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV), through subsidiary Intellectual Ventures II LLC (IV II), has sued Dell (VMware) (6:20-cv-00220) over the provision of various products...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The USPTO launches the Expanding Innovation Hub, a new online platform available on the USPTO website...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the four Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below.
Foley & Lardner
In Illumina, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., a divided panel of the Federal Circuit found claims directed to methods of preparing DNA samples for analysis satisfy the patent eligibility requirement
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individual state governments cannot be sued for copyright infringement
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
One of the biggest rulings in music copyright law was recently issued by an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and its impact has already been felt in another high-profile case.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Recognizing the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") is providing fee waivers for certain applicants that cannot meet filing deadlines ...
Jones Day
On March 23, 2020, the Federal Circuit denied rehearing and rehearing en banc in Arthrex. Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., No. 18-2140, Order Denying Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc, Dkt. 115.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In the world of trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, time is often of the essence. Clients need to take immediate steps to prevent the harm that flows from the misappropriation of confidential information.
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