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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In SynQor, Inc. v. Vicor Corp., No. 2019-1704 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 22, 2021), a panel majority found that issue preclusion could apply to prior inter partes reexamination determinations, and that, in...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB recently decided the appeals from the three Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusals. At least one of the refusals was reversed. Which one(s)? [Answer will be found in the first comment.]
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Blockchain patent applications may be divided into two types: underlying technologies of blockchain, such as consensus methods, security, etc., and applications of blockchain in, e.g., fintech, legal, and other industries.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Say your company has valuable software that it wants to protect from competitors and license to clients. How can you accomplish your goal?
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff, Personalized Media Communications, LLC ("PMC"), moved to exclude the testimony of Apple's damages expert, Mr. Thomas.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In his Introduction, Ted Davis calls this "a time of great reckoning in United States trademark and unfair competition law."
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Until international publication (18 months after the priority date) of a PCT application, no third party is allowed access to an international application unless the applicant requests or...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Federal Circuit handed a substantial victory to Bitmanagement Software GMBH last week, finding the U.S. Navy had infringed the company's copyright by installing its three-dimensional...
Cooley LLP
Cooley's Marcus Peterson was featured in a video by the California Lawyers Association highlighting Desire, LLC v. Manna Textiles, Inc., which concerns limitations to statutory damages in copyright cases.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
December 1, 2020 marked the five-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's abrogation of Form 18—the model complaint that provided the minimum requirements for stating a claim of direct infringement
Arnold & Porter
No company may claim trade dress protection in a functional feature of its product's design because such features serve a utilitarian purpose other than to identify the product's manufacturer or source.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Finguerra-DuCharme Discusses Aesthetic Functionality Doctrine with Bloomberg.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
LTTB, LLC is a small business that has seen success due to its vegetable-based pun LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET.
Winston & Strawn LLP
GlobalFoundries, Inc. v. UNM Rainforest Innovations F/K/A STC.UNM, Case IPR2020-00984, Paper 11 (PTAB Dec. 9, 2020).
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In a case "on all fours" with the Board's recent Stanley Bros. decision (TTABlogged here), the Board affirmed a refusal to register the purported mark CB2GO for...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In the shortest precedential decision in recent memory, the Board rejected this applicant's attempt to expressly abandon its application "without prejudice" after the Board had issued a...
Arnold & Porter
They may not be as recognizable as patents, as splashy as copyrights, or as creative as trademarks, but a lesser-known and more opaque form of intellectual property-trade secrets-offered a big return on investment in federal court cases in 2020.
Ropes & Gray LLP
As I have discussed previously, Arthrex is more of an academic exercise for constitutional and administrative law nerds scholars than anything else.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A patent damages expert, who testified on the amount of damages for patent infringement, based his testimony on a settlement agreement occurring almost four years after infringement began.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A California court found that a patent owner did not have constitutional standing to sue for patent infringement because the owner was in default of a loan agreement that granted the lender...
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