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Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced revised guidance (2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance)
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The Federal Circuit ruled that the doctrine of assignor estoppel does NOT apply to IPR proceedings, based on the plain language of the statute, which states that any person "who is not the owner of a patent" can file an IPR ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently released new guidance to its examiners on how claims are to be examined under 35 U.S.C. § 101, to determine whether claims recite
Arnold & Porter
In November 2017, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Makan Delrahim reignited a debate about antitrust enforcement in the context of SSOs, standard essential patents (SEPs), and agreements to price SEPs on FRAND terms.
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently determined that the Official Code of Georgia Annotated cannot be copyrighted.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
From 14 January 2019 the long-awaited Trade Mark Directive (2015/2436) will take effect in the UK, reflecting the UK's continued effort to enhance harmonisation of trade mark law across the EU.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On January 4, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") released a significant, much-awaited revision ...
Foley Hoag LLP
At the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, the Pompidou Museum organized a retrospective of the work of Jeff Koons, which attracted thousands of visitors but gave rise to several lawsuits.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On January 3, 2019, following a jury's award of $145 million in damages to Wi-LAN, the Southern District of California granted Apple's motion for a conditional order of remittitur to a $10 million
Foley & Lardner
Although "any person" except the owner can challenge a patent in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding, only those who satisfy the constitutional requirements ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
This is the second of two posts; the first five selections were posted here.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff, Whirlpool Properties ("Whirlpool") noticed several depositions of third-party witnesses near the discovery cut-off.
Jones Day
Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act─which identifies four categories of inventions or discoveries that are eligible for patent protection─presents a number of challenges to companies working on innovations in the life sciences space.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In most situations, a patent is the only way to deter a competitor from taking and using a company's innovations.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Post SAS, there are fewer exceptions to IPR estoppel. Indeed, the absence of partial institutions has led to many courts finding the "reasonably could have raised" ...
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A paradigm shift is apparently underway at a number of Florida's general practice firms.
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On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("CAFC") denied Google's petition for rehearing en banc. Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., ___ F.3d. ___, Case No. 2015-1812.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
On Monday, March 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC, (Case No. 16-341).
Brinks Gilson & Lione
On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-2 ruling in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al., holding the decorative elements on Varsity Brands' cheerleading...
Brinks Gilson & Lione
The newly formed PTAB Bar association held its inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. from March 1-3.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Everyone in the IP community wonders if President Donald Trump will create a new order in the IP field much the same way he has approached other areas of the government.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. to address whether the act of supplying from the United States a single commodity component of a multicomponent...
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