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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Prosecution history can be a minefield in patent cases, and IPR is no different. In the context of construing patent claims, much of the focus is often on whether the patent owner disclaimed ...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Ahoy, Mateys! Earlier this week, in Allen v. Cooper the United States Supreme Court held that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990, a federal statute stripping states of their sovereign immunity from ...
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
The Patent Office recently launched a page for artificial intelligence information on its website.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Entertainment Content, owner of registrations for the marks JUSTICE CENTRAL and JUSTICECENTRAL.TV, opposed Cooper Holdings' application for the mark JUSTICE NETWORK, claiming a likelihood of confusion under Section 2(d).
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
With the recent appointments of Mark Lebow and Melanye K. Johnson, the Board's membership now stands at twenty-seven (27) Administrative Trademark Judges.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The Federal Circuit recently found a litigant guilty of inequitable conduct in circumstances that should give pause to inventors who want to share their ideas for the purpose of experimentation
Stites & Harbison PLLC
As (hopefully) most of the country practices social distancing and extra conscientious hygiene techniques, ...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
This article is the fourth in a five-part series. Each of these articles relates to the state of machine-learning patentability in the United States during 2019.
RPX Corporation
The single case that WSOU Investments, LLC filed against Huawei has become a barrage with WSOU filing nine new Western District of Texas cases, each asserting a single patent from a portfolio of assets received from Nokia ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
If a mark owner mostly stops using a mark for over a decade, does that mark owner have standing to oppose an applicant from obtaining a registration for that mark?
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
You've formed your company, and you've qualified to do business (if you haven't, see last week's blog). But more than that, you've engaged a third-party web designer (not your employee) to create a web site for you.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark MOBILIZER for "massage apparatus and instruments," deeming the mark merely descriptive under Section 2(e)(1).
Foley & Lardner
Reaction to the novel coronavirus—the SARS-CoV-2 virus—is changing every day as jurisdictions take measures to limit the spread of infection. Foley & Lardner LLP has formed a multi-disciplinary...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Federal Circuit held that two patents directed to methods of preparing samples for use in diagnostic methods are patent eligible under Section 101...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Optis Wireless Technology, LLC filed a declaratory judgment action in the Eastern District of Texas seeking judgment that it complied with its fair, ...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In deciding patent eligibility of computer-implemented claims, courts consider whether the claims merely implement a generic ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
While IPR petitioners may only challenge patent claims based upon patents and printed publications (§§ 102 and 103)...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Given the remands that have been flowing back to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) from the Federal Circuit over the past few weeks, the writing has been on the wall as to en banc rehearing in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew Inc.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Illumina, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., No. 2019-1419 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 17, 2020), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment, holding that the claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,580,751...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Last March I wrote about the PTAB's Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) taking up its first case in Proppant Express Invs., LLC et al. v. Oren Tech., LLC.
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