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Ropes & Gray LLP
As I predicted it would back in May, the Federal Circuit has now reversed the long-standing practice of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board to accept certain IPR petitions outside of the 1-year window of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).
Morrison & Foerster LLP
"Employees leaving an organization might be replaced physically, however, their skill-sets and knowledge cannot be exactly replaced by the person replacing them… the skill of employees....
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
In July, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board designated its ex parte Jung decision as informative (see here and here). In this decision, the Board held that the phrase
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Sometimes not-so-good things happen to good people. The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark LEGION OF GOOD WILL (in standard character form) for "Charitable services, namely, organizing
Holland & Knight
Prior to the federally enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), companies seeking civil remedies for misappropriation were generally limited to state law causes of action, and federal litigation...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In GoPro, Inc. v. Contour IP Holding LLC, No. 17-1894, 17-1936 (Fed. Cir. July 27, 2018), the Federal Circuit vacated the Board's determination that a product catalog ...
Holland & Knight
On Aug. 7, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of Barker Boatworks, LLC, rejecting Yellowfin Yacht's Florida Uniform Trade Secret Act (FUTSA) claim
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Advantek obtained U.S. Design Patent No. D715,006 ("D '006") on a "gazebo" without a cover
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Last week, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Boston University (BU) v. Everlight, in which the court found that the only asserted claim (claim 19) ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
WHB Licensing, owner of the mark BRAUM'S for restaurant services and various food items, opposed a Section 66(a) application to register the mark BRAM'S, in design form, for restaurant services and various food items.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what's happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Jones Day
On July 27, 2018, the Federal Circuit reversed the PTAB's finding that Petitioner GoPro, Inc. failed to establish the public availability of an alleged prior art printed publication.
Jones Day
Massachusetts just passed an economic development bill that will significantly impact Massachusetts businesses. The three most important changes relate to noncompetes...
Fenwick & West LLP
For the first time since it began balancing the competing interests of trademark plaintiffs and creators of expressive works ...
Jones Day
On July 27, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its en banc opinion in NantKwest, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 16-1794 (Fed. Cir. July 27, 2018), holding that a patent applicant...
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Brinks Gilson & Lione
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...
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Since implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, inter partes review ("IPR") and other post-grant proceedings have been used successfully to challenge and invalidate thousands of patent claims.
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