Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On April 15, the Council of the EU approved the new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (now titled Directive 2017/790). The Directive has a clear objective, to modernise the legislative framework
Ropes & Gray LLP
The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct back-to-back hearings next Tuesday and Wednesday entitled "The State of Patent Eligibility in America
Holland & Knight
Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) released a bipartisan, bicameral draft bill that "would reform Section 101 of the Patent Act."
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Intellectual property (IP) litigation typically requires review and production of large volumes of documents and electronically stored information (ESI).
BakerHostetler
As previously reported on this blog, the issue of payment of fees related to trademark applications/registrations in Venezuela is currently in a state of flux.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A series of recent cases teach an important lesson about claim language: simple terms may be construed based on the context in which they appear – even if different from their ordinary meaning.
Arnold & Porter
On May 30, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revived a pair of patent infringement cases initiated by Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC, a Texas licensing entity, against chipmakers Nanya Technology Corp. ...
Ward and Smith, P.A.
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal asked four lawyers why ongoing counsel can be important for entrepreneurs.
Holland & Knight
The Central District of California awarded Kindred Studio Illustration and Design LLC (aka True Grit) $72,400 in attorneys' fees after the court found that Electronic Communication Technology's legal positions and ...
Mintz
In Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n (18-1247), the Federal Circuit affirmed the International Trade Commission's ("ITC") finding that Amarin's false advertising claim under § 43(a) of the Lanham Act was precluded by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
At the end of June 2019, the International Bureau (IB) will be decommissioning fax services
Jones Day
Since its inception through the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the proper role and function of the PTAB of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in adversarial post-grant proceedings has been continually under debate.
Foley & Lardner
While traditional automakers may be keen to avoid patent wars, as discussed in a previous blog post A Patent War Without Fighting, high tech companies developing innovative connected or autonomous vehicle technologies may not be so like minded. Traditional automakers can leverage their brand loyalties
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here is a short but sweet collection of Section 2(b) cases from the TTABlog. Section 2(b) prohibits an "applicant" from registering a mark that "consists of or comprises the flag or coat of arms
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark EL PATRÓN for "perfumes and colognes," finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark BOSS
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In the Matter of CERTAIN RADIO FREQUENCY MICRO-NEEDLE DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT DEVICES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF, Inv. No. 337-TA-1112
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES, finding it merely descriptive of, but not generic for, "entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative: This is an effort underway at the USPTO to increase patent examination quality and efficiency through the development of an automated tool
Mintz
Recently, in a patent infringement action pending in the Eastern District of Michigan, Webasto Thermo & Comfort N. Am., Inc. v. BesTop, Inc., No. 2:16-cv-13456.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Ethicon filed a motion for summary judgment on one of the Panduit factors that are necessary to obtain lost profits.
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The 2018 California legislative session was another busy year with numerous employment-related bill signed into law.
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Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
A recent Delaware decision highlights the need for a realistic pre-suit assessment of patent eligibility. Stephen McBride and Michael West explain.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
As noted in our May 10 client alert, Washington has now joined several other states that have recently amended their non-compete statutes to provide more protections for employees.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
On April 2, 2019, in the middle of its inaugural season, the nascent Alliance of American Football (AAF) ceased all operations.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
At Tuesday's "Trademark Office Comes to California" session, Judge Susan Hightower provided the attendees ...
Reed Smith
As we discussed in our "breaking news" post, the Supreme Court's decision in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht, ___ S. Ct. ___, 2019 WL 2166393 (U.S. May 20, 2019) ("Albrecht") ...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Oracle's decade-long copyright infringement suit against Google may be heading to the Supreme Court.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
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