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Foley & Lardner
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently confirmed in Thaler v. Vidalthat artificial intelligence (AI) agents cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent because the plain...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal to register the proposed mark SMART BEZEL, finding it to be merely descriptive of electronic sensor modules for controlling and integrating...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
From facial-recognition technology to voice assistants and self-driving cars, artificial intelligence these days is pretty remarkable. But according to our latest case of the week...
Jones Day
The USPTO released a study in June 2022 that analyzed the prevalence of Fintiv denials occurring between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Last week, the TTAB ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below. Let's see how you do with them. Results will be found in the first comment.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Not much, in itself. If one patent is good, 132 is probably fine too.
Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
On May 9th, 2022, a federal judge in Greeneville, Tennessee, sentenced a Michigan woman, known as Xiarong You, to 168 months in prison, the equivalent of 14 years, for trade secret theft,
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Plaintiff Gerlach, Inc. asserted four claims in this civil action: unfair competition under the Lanham Act, trademark infringement, deceptive trade practices, and a claim for cancellation...
The USPTO announced Derrick Brent as the new Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO ("Deputy Director"), effective August 1.
Chen, J. Affirming district court decisions regarding award of attorneys' fees pursuant to inherent equitable powers. Following certain adverse patent eligibility rulings in the District...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A consideration when filing international at, e.g., the PCT, is whether a contracting state has national legislation which restricts the filing of international applications with patent offices...
Holland & Knight
In our first post, we discussed the scope of trade secret protection, as well as how a trade secret is established and enforced. In this second post, we discuss trade secret "hygiene"...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
World Anti-Counterfeiting Day took place on June 8 and was a good time to focus on the pervasive dangers of counterfeiting. Counterfeiting has always caused grave concern to brand owners...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On July 11, Teva filed its petition for certiorari from the Federal Circuit's second decision in its "skinny label" litigation with GSK, 7 F.4th 1320 (Fed, Cir. 2022).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A party to an agreement introduced email correspondence at trial concerning the negotiation of the terms of the agreement. The court found that the use of evidence relating to...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A grant clause in a license agreement had a clarification that licensed activities engaged in during the term of the license survive expiration of that license.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A promise not to challenge the validity or enforceability of a patent in a pre-litigation settlement agreement may not be sufficient to prevent a party from asserting invalidity and unenforceability defenses when sued for patent infringement.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Federal Circuit made headlines when it affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia's holding that an artificial intelligence (AI) cannot qualify...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In recent years, the capabilities of, and applications involving, artificial intelligence ("AI") have dramatically increased, so much so that AI systems are now able to produce works...
Winston & Strawn LLP
On August 4, 2022, Judge Albright granted stay pending resolution of the inter partes review in the case of Sonrai Memory Limited v. Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
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