Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board also found that Applicant Coca-Cola had established acquired distinctiveness in the term ZERO for soft drinks.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
In Hologic, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc., the Federal Circuit concluded that disclosure of a species provides written descriptive support for a claimed genus where the invention was in a predicable field of art, ...
Foley & Lardner
As we noted in this article on PTAB Trial Insights, Senator Hatch (R-UT) has introduced the Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act, which is intended to restore the brand-generic balance ...
Foley & Lardner
Similar requirements also would pertain to Paragraph VIII carve-out certifications.
BakerHostetler
In a memorandum dated June 7, 2018 (Memo), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) set out new guidance concerning method-of-treatment claims, which should be welcome news for patentees.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
As reported in the decision, Medtronic distributed a video demonstration and a related slide presentation to spinal surgeons at various industry meetings and conferences in 2003.
Pryor Cashman LLP
On June 11, 2018, a federal court in Virginia issued what some copyright experts are calling a troubling decision in a case involving a photo that was posted online without the copyright owner's consent.
Ropes & Gray LLP
In this podcast, intellectual property litigation partner Leslie Spencer and associate Marta Belcher address such topics as:
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
In Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Nos. 2016-2707, 2016-2708 (Fed. Cir. April 13, 2018), the court held that claims to methods of treatment were patent eligible.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
This flare-up has temporarily drawn the spotlight away from another hot PTAB topic: motions to amend.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Ninth Circuit has established a legal framework for courts to use when determining whether to enjoin litigants from enforcing injunctions ordered by courts in other countries.
Reed Smith
Epic Games, Inc. ("Epic"), the company behind popular video game "Fortnite," has refused to stand down in its copyright infringement and breach of contract suit against a 14-year-old gamer.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
According to the Eastern District of Texas, no.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
One of the latest battles over the rights to "unlawful" graffiti comes from fast fashion brand H&M, over advertising photographs and video that captured the artwork of Los Angeles-based graffiti artist..
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On May 14, 2018, in Anacor v. Iancu, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion affirming the Board's invalidation of Anacor's tavaborole patent. The patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 7,582,621 ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
While most remember the Cuozzo appeal as challenging the Patent Trial & Appeal Board's (PTAB) claim construction practices ...
RPX Corporation
The cases against the other three continue, as do the cases filed in October against AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank Group (Sprint), and Verizon.
Ropes & Gray LLP
April 2018, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in SAS Institute. As a result, petitioners and patent owners needed to immediately grapple with significant practice changes.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark SCOTTSDALE TAXI for "taxi transport" services [TAXI disclaimed], finding the mark to be "highly geographically descriptive" and lacking in acquired distinctiveness.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark FOUNDIT THEFT RECOVERY for "GPS tracking devices, namely, personal asset tracker, personal tracker, vehicle tracker", finding it likely to cause confusion...
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A California court recently held that a forum selection clause of a license agreement was effective in preventing the licensee from challenging the validity of the licensed patents through inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and ordered the licensee to move to dismiss the proceedings.
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Following her September 2017 appearance on CNBC's "Nightly Business Report," Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme returned to the program for a segment exploring ways to identify and avoid scams involving intellectual property.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In tacit recognition that patents and copyrights may be impotent, or that IP enforcement may be cost-prohibitive, in the face of widespread 3D printing "away from control" ...
Khurana and Khurana
The legal situation of granting business method patent depends from place to place. The reason being that Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) did not expressly address the said patent issue.
Davis & Gilbert
Congress, commentators and a wide variety of industry leaders have long noted that the patent system was broken.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A California jury recently awarded Apple $538.6 million in total damages for patent infringement by Samsung.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The enthusiasm is a little less vigorous, however, when the topic turns to the use of blockchain as a vehicle for content distribution.
Field LLP
Many inventions involve software, and many inventors are interested in protecting such inventions with a patent.
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