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Jones Day
The creation of a new European Unified Patent Court ("UPC") and a new patent with unitary effect ("Unitary Patent"), in which almost all member states of the European Union participate, is the most important change in the European patent system.
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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board reversed a Section 2(a) refusal of the mark WILL AND KATE PHOTOGRAPHY for "photograph services" [PHOTOGRAPHY DISCLAIMED], rejecting the USPTO's position...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On May 18, 2022, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Computer Network Security Equipment and Systems, Related Software, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1314).
Jones Day
The introduction of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is the most significant development in patent enforcement in Europe for a generation.
Jones Day
In 2017, the PTAB instituted an IPR for a subset of the grounds presented in the filed petition.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On May 19, 2022, Club-Conex, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to section 337.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Atlanta Gas Light Co. v. Bennett Regul. Guards, Inc., No. 2021-1759 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2022), the Federal Circuit concluded that it lacked jurisdiction to review the Patent Trial...
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.
RPX Corporation
In April, Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly of the District of Delaware posted several new standing orders, a pair of which deals a serious one-two blow to parties that might wish to keep any funding arrangements...
RPX Corporation
Back in November 2019, Bell Semiconductor, LLC (Bell Semic) began litigating the patents that the Hilco Inc. (d/b/a Hilco Global) company acquired from Broadcom, asserting nearly 20 assets from that acquisition...
RPX Corporation
Backertop Licensing LLC, a plaintiff apparently associated with Texas monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has filed its first litigation, suing Assa Abloy (August Home) ( 1:22-cv-00573), Hampton Products ( 1:22-cv-00574)...
RPX Corporation
Route Guidance Systems LLC has sued Exxon Mobil ( 1:22-cv-02270), Grubhub ( 1:22-cv-02272), HERE Global ( 1:22-cv-02274), Honda ( 1:22-cv-02275), Huawei ( 1:22-cv-02276), Microsoft ( 1:22-cv-02278)...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed the USPTO's refusal to register the mark EVERLAST & Design for "wet well mounted pumping stations; wastewater pumping stations; sewage pumping stations" on two grounds: res judicata, since the Board had already affirmed ...
Dykema
The Copyright Office (the "Office") has released the final rule1 for procedures to initiate proceedings before the Copyright Claims Board (CCB), and this final rule went into effect on April 25, 2022.
Dykema
The U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, has issued much-needed guidance on the effect of Russian sanctions on efforts to obtain or maintain, patent, trademark, copyright...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On May 12, 2022, the Commission issued a notice of its determination to issue a limited exclusion order and cease-and-desist order in Certain Cloud-Connected Wood-Pellet Grills and Components Thereof.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The ALJ also issued a recommended determination recommending that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order and cease-and-desist order.
Venable LLP
In 2019, the global sneaker resale market equaled $6 billion. By 2030, some analysts predict it will top $30 billion.
Winston & Strawn LLP
On April 12, 2022, in Ikorongo Technology LLC, et al. v. Bumble Trading LLC, Judge Albright granted Bumble's motion for summary judgment of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 251...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The PCT Contingency Upload Service allows the applicant (or his or her agent) to upload PDF documents, including new international applications and/or post-filing documents...
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