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Strategies For Patenting AI Innovations In Life Sciences
Today, companies are developing AI systems to meaningfully analyze the deluge of biomedical data.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Precedential No.19: TTAB Finds Certification Mark Merely Descriptive, Lacking Acquired Distinctiveness
TTAB decisions concerning certification marks are as rare as a traffic cop in Boston.. Here, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the proposed certification mark VETERINARY TECHNICIAN SPECIALIST
United States
29 Jul 2019
Marijuana Vaporizers Are (Still) Illegal Under CSA: TTAB Affirms Two "JUJU" Refusals
The Board affirmed refusals to register JUJU RX and JUJU HYBRID for smokeless marijuana vaporizers, under Sections 1 and 45 of the Trademark Act.
United States
25 Jul 2019
The USPTO refused registration of the mark MAIN LINE REFRESH (standard characters) for "Medical consultations; Medical services; Cosmetic and plastic surgery" [MAIN LINE disclaimed], ...
United States
15 Jul 2019
Recedential No. 17: Specimens Fail To Show Use Of Mark For Retail Store Services, Says TTAB
The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark THE CARDIO GROUP & Design for "retail store services featuring medical devices
United States
12 Jul 2019
Precedential No. 15: HEALTHPLANS.COM Generic For Health Insurance Advertising Services, Not For Online Software For Tracking Advertising
In an enervating 22-page opinion, the Board rendered a split decision in this appeal from a genericness refusal of the service mark HEALTHPLANS.COM
United States
8 Jul 2019
TTABlog Test: Is "HULA DELIGHTS" For Nut Gift Baskets Confusable With "HULA PRINCESS" For Nuts?
The USPTO refused registration of the mark HULA DELIGHTS for "gift baskets featuring processed nuts," finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark HULA PRINCESS
United States
27 May 2019
Could Secret Sales Bar Your Ability To Patent A Medical Device?
A recent Supreme Court decision could have a significant impact on medical device manufacturers. These companies must continue to exercise caution in engaging in confidential sales and offers with outside partners
United States
8 May 2019
Precedential No. 6: TTAB Finds ALGAE WAFERS Generic For .... Guess What?
Adding to a growing list of genericness rulings, the Board affirmed a refusal to register ALGAE WAFERS for "fish food," finding it to be generic for the goods.
United States
16 Apr 2019
TTABlog Test: Is SKYRIZI Confusable With IZIRIZE For Pharmaceuticals?
Novartis AG opposed an application to register the mark SKYRIZI for various pharmaceutical preparations ...
United States
4 Mar 2019
TTAB Reverses Descriptiveness Refusal Of "CANNABIS CANNIBALS" For Cartoons Featuring Cannabis-Smoking Cannibals
This guest post was written by Stephanie Grace Stella, an associate in the Trademark Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
United States
14 Feb 2019
Precedential No. 37: Dismissing "NAKED" Condoms Cancellation, TTAB Finds Lack Of Standing Due To Contractual Estoppel
The Board dismissed this petition for cancellation of a registration for the (oxymoronic) mark NAKED for "condoms,"
United States
8 Jan 2019
A Firsthand Account Of The Helsinn V. Teva Arguments
On Dec. 4, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals. The question before the court was whether the America Invents Act of 2011 ...
United States
12 Dec 2018
TTAB Test: Is SONIA For Sauces Confusable With SONIA SONI LIFE IS A RECIPE For Spices?
The goods are relatively inexpensive items that are purchased without a great deal of care.
United States
9 Nov 2018
CAFC Renders Split Decision In CORN THINS And RICE THINS Appeal: Affirming Mere Descriptiveness But Remanding On Genericness
The CAFC issued a spit decision in this appeal from the TTAB's February 21, 2017 ruling [TTABlogged here] sustaining oppositions to registration of CORN THINS for "crispbread slices predominantly...
United States
12 Oct 2018
TTAB Test: Are These Two Word + Design Marks Confusable For Food Kits And Delivery Services?
The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown below left for "Food preparation services featuring fresh, properly proportioned, healthy meal kits and made to order for delivery...
United States
10 Sep 2018
WYHA? TTAB Finds America's Hometown Pizza Place Confusable With Hometown Pizza For Restaurant Services
[This guest post was written by Ryan Van Olst, an associate in the Trademark Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.].
United States
7 Sep 2018
Univ. Of Oklahoma Fails To Score In Opposition To "OUcare" For Medical Apparatus
The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of the mark OUCARE (Stylized) for various medical apparatus, including blood pressure monitors, lancets, and therapeutic beds...
United States
10 Aug 2018
TTAB Finds Sales To Single Customer, Though Not Substantial, Sufficient To Avoid Abandonment Of MOMBACHO For Cigars
The Board dismissed a petition for cancellation of a registration for the mark MOMBACHO for cigars, ruling that Petitioner had failed to prove its claim of abandonment.
United States
26 Jul 2018
A Printed Publication May Be More Than Just A Label
As we have written previously, the PTAB is very active in defining what is and is not a printed publication, and what the PTAB decides can make or break the IPR.
United States
24 Jul 2018
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