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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO has issued its final regulations under the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020.The new rules go into effect on December 18, 2021, except for the implementation of the shorter response period for office actions, ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
US patent maintenance fees are only required for maintaining an original or reissue patent, except for a design or plant patent.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In August, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued 37 IPR, CBM, and PGR Final Written Decisions including decisions following remands from the Federal Circuit, cancelling 166 (44.39%) instituted claims ...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed HB 20 to stop social media platforms (SMPs) from banning users or posts based on one's particular viewpoint.
Duane Morris LLP
The TMA creates two new ex parte proceedings that can be instituted by any party, including the PTO Director, to remove trademarks based on nonuse.
Mintz
The Federal Circuit recently held that an arbitrator, not a federal district court, should decide whether a dispute arising from a technology license is subject to mandatory arbitration.
Winston & Strawn LLP
The Federal Circuit, considering only one patent on appeal, affirmed the district court's denial of JMOL of invalidity and reversed the district court's denial of JMOL of no infringement.
Jones Day
In an inter partes review (IPR), the scope of discovery is expressly stated in the C.F.R. and additional discovery must either be agreed upon by the parties or granted by the Board when it...
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
In Apprio, Inc. v. Zaccari, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held an agreement enforceable where if, in the course of employment, the employee incorporated a prior invention...
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
In Apprio, Inc. v. Zaccari,1 the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held an agreement enforceable where if, in the course of employment, the employee incorporated a prior invention into the employer's product ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
P.C. Richard & Son opposed an application to register SAMSUNG WIZ for "smartphones; tablet computer[s]," alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered marks THE WIZ and NOBODY BEATS THE WIZ for retail store services ...
Morgan Lewis
Companies are transforming legacy systems, implementing automation and artificial intelligence tools, embedding digital capabilities into their products...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
This blog post is the author's opinion and is for educational and informational purposes only. It provides general information and a general understanding of the law, but does not provide specific legal advice.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
After the PTAB instituted review, the patent owner submitted a sworn affidavit from the named author of the 1984 article to clarify what the article was meant to report.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Dragon Intellectual Pro. v. Dish Network, Civ. No. 13-2066-RGA, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 215347 (D. Del. Nov. 8, 2021), the District of Delaware found that the case was an exceptional one and awarded attorney's fees to the Defendants.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published a final rule implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA).
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On November 18, 2021, ALJ Clark S. Cheney issued the public version of his October 22, 2021 initial determination ("ID") finding a violation of section 337 in Certain Shingled Solar Modules...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Apple, Inc. v. Iancu, Judge Edward Davila dismissed a lawsuit brought by tech companies who had asked to set aside the "NHK-Fintiv rule."
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On November 18, 2021, the International Trade Commission issued the public version of its opinion affirming a finding of non-infringement in Certain Cloud-Connected Wood-Pellet Grills and Components...
Mintz
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently thwarted an attempt by big tech companies such as Apple, Cisco, Google, and Intel, to rid themselves of discretionary denials under the Fintiv factors.
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