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Mathematical methods and purely abstract mathematical concepts are generally excluded from patentability under EPO guidelines.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Diesel S.p.A. opposed an application to register MISEL DISEL for "smooth shave enhancer, namely, pre-shave liquid," claiming a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark DIESEL for, inter alia, pre- and after shave creams and lotions.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The UFRF appeals from a Northern District of Florida decision granting GE's motion to dismiss after finding that the claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,062,251 were directed to a patent ineligible abstract idea.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Beyond the Presumption Against Extraterritoriality.
Archer & Greiner P.C.
All-Star Panel of Circuit Judges Slams the International Trade Commission's Refusal to Stop Importers from Sneaking Allegedly Infringing Shoes into the USA.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused registration of the mark COCOON BY SEALY in standard character and design form, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark SLEEP COCOON, both for mattresses and pillows.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
The rules will take effect on November 13, 2018. The new rules mandate that the claim construction standard for interpreting claims in inter partes review ("IPR"), post-grant review ("PGR''),
Ropes & Gray LLP
On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the creation of a "China Initiative" expanding and accelerating U.S. criminal trade secrets enforcement ...
GOPRO, INC. v. CONTOUR IP HOLDING LLC [OPINION] (2017-1894, 2017-1936, 11/1/18) (Reyna, Wallach and Hughes)
Foley & Lardner
The USPTO has devised a plan to address the IDS PTA deduction error that incorrectly charges a Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) deduction ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
A few weeks back, the USPTO published a Request for Comments (RFC) (here) on a proposed procedure for motions to amend in AIA Trial Proceedings.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
A longstanding complaint of patent owners involved in inter partes review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been the practical inability to amend the claims of a patent involved in IPR.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Developing the right strategy for protecting intellectual property is vital to any starting company.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A recent Federal Circuit decision demonstrates that for priority claims and patent term, the phrase "specific reference" is key.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The Second Circuit reasoned that efforts to police the use of the term are not relevant to whether the term is generic.
Jones Day
For the infringement analysis, the court held that the accused products must be substantially similar to the protected trade dress.
Holland & Knight
In a recent case involving hackers that stole "payment card data" from Chipotle.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of Texas recently awarded Imperium IP Holdings more than $7 million in attorney fees and nontaxable costs
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC
Trade Dress Revival Could Lead to Exclusion Order Under Section 337
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Trademark Owners are being inundated with trademark solicitations and scams from a variety of sources. The trickery often begins with an abusive and misleading email.
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Following her September 2017 appearance on CNBC's "Nightly Business Report," Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme returned to the program for a segment exploring ways to identify and avoid scams involving intellectual property.
Partners Carl Hittinger and Jeffry Duffy authored an article published by The Legal Intelligencer on July 27, 2018.
Haug Partners
On October 9, 2018, the Federal Circuit added to its growing collection of favorable Alice step one rulings by reversing portions of a decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware...
Arnold & Porter
Once again this year, much of the activity at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law has revolved around the issue of industry standards
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In the United States, patent owners can seek several different types of remedies when considering a patent infringement litigation.
Holland & Knight
It's an old aphorism that "you can't fight City Hall."
Pryor Cashman LLP
Writing for Managing Intellectual Property, Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme and Giovanna Marchese explore the circumstances ...
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