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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the marks TRAILERSHARING under Section 2(e)(1), finding it merely descriptive of trailer rental services.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
This dispute began in October 2014, when Sonos asserted eight patents against D&M and one of its customers, Denon.
Holland & Knight
Next generation automated fare collection systems (AFC) typically characterized by open architecture designs, open payment approaches...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Intellectual Property partner Brian V. Slater authored an article titled "Do American Indian Tribal Deals Shield Patent Owners from Inter Partes Review?" which appeared in the Kluwer Patent Blog on Nov. 1, 2017.
Fenwick & West LLP
I was reminded of this question, often posed by my dad to remind me not to become a slave to statistics, by two dramatic things that happened last week.
Morgan Lewis
The court offers clarification on a patent litigation venue issue that has caused "widespread disagreement" nationwide.
Brooks Kushman
United States Patent and Trademark Office has published final rules increasing certain fees relating to patent examination and post grant proceedings...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Federal Circuit affirmed a California court's decision that Waymo and Uber were not required to arbitrate their trade secret dispute.
Foley & Lardner
In good news for those awaiting decisions on pending motions to transfer, or those contemplating a challenge to a recent denial of their motion – especially in the ED Texas ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Notably, these three cases demonstrate that the Board may deny institution on this basis even where aspects of the arguments, at first glance, seem new.
WilmerHale
In this article published by Bloomberg Law's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, authors David Cavanaugh and Michael Smith provide context for issues discussed in the Aqua Products decision...
Butler Snow LLP
In an Initial Decision released on October 30th, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has upheld the Federal Trade Commission's complaint against 1-800 Contacts, Inc....
Foley & Lardner
While Congress is trying to pass a tax reform bill that would cut corporate taxes, USPTO patent fees will increase effective January 16, 2018.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here we go again! I hear the trumpets blow again! Oh, nevermind. You may recall that a TTAB judge once remarked that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal 95% of the time...
Dentons
In a final rule issued November 14, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has revised its fee schedule, effective January 16, 2018
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the mark CAREBOARD for computer hardware and software for monitoring hospital patients, staff, and equipment, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark ...
Foley Hoag LLP
We used to have a Thanksgiving turkey tradition at the Trademark and Copyright Law Blog.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In June, we covered the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in Oil States Energy Servs., LLC v. Greene's Energy Grp., LLC, 137 S. Ct. 2239 (2017).
WilmerHale
New SOP 9 addresses these and other remand issues that have occurred over the past several years.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In a nonprecedential opinion issued on November 13, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court finding that Apotex's aBLAs ...
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Fenwick & West LLP
At a symposium and webinar presented by Fenwick & West and Mewburn Ellis, we asked U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office
Fenwick & West LLP
In the Winter 2017 edition of the Intellectual Property Bulletin, we reported on IP-related changes expected with the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
AI in technology in one form or another is an increasingly relied upon tool for conducting business.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Following a lengthy and extensive litigation that began in 2011 that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in December of 2016, smartphone industry titans Apple and Samsung will again find themselves ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
The ITC is first and foremost a trade forum tasked with ensuring international parity in trade.
Reed Smith
Sound recordings fixed after this date are governed by federal copyright law.
Pryor Cashman LLP
In a recent article for IP Watchdog, Michael Goldberg and Felicity Kohn examined the various means of protecting branded apparel intellectual property assets.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A North Carolina court ruled that patent infringers may be sued in a venue where they have a "regular and established place of business," even if they do not have a physical "place," such as...
Foley Hoag LLP
When Judge Richard Allen Posner abruptly retired from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals last month, we were so caught off guard that it took a few weeks to get our tribute machine up and running.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Does competition law apply to the obtainment, grant, acquisition, exercise and transfer of intellectual property rights?
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