Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The biggest recent development involving ICANN results from the general data protection regulation known as GDPR and the regulation which became fully effective on May 25, 2018
Ropes & Gray LLP
The POP itself will include the Director, the Commissioner for Patents, and the Chief Judge of the PTAB.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Food packaging may be nearly as important as the food in the package.
Mintz
In our continuing post-TC Heartland coverage, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas recently issued an interesting decision regarding the venue analysis for car companies selling ...
Venable LLP
Last month, a tech giant (IBM) sued one of its former executives who went to work for another tech giant (Microsoft), alleging that she breached her non-compete agreement and misappropriated trade secrets.
Epstein Becker & Green
Effective as of October 1, 2018, Massachusetts will become the 49th state to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board dismissed this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark MANSUR GAVRIEL, in standard character form ...
Fish & Richardson PC
On May 25, 2018, regulations went into effect that limit the amount of WHOIS information that is publicly available online.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
It can also be tempting to choose a geographic location as a brand.
Mintz
NHK, in turn, filed a petition for IPR of the '841 Patent in March of 2018.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed Section 2(d) refusals to register the mark BOYY for sunglasses and clothing, finding the mark confusingly similar ...
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC
The Supreme Court in WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophysical Corp. held that patent owners can include lost foreign profits in their recovery of lost profits for United States patent infringement in the case before it.
Foley & Lardner
In E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. v. Synvina C.V., the Federal Circuit reversed the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Ropes & Gray LLP
For these Patent Owners, the Board has provided some helpful guidance post Aqua Products.
Jones Day
In Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Tech. v. iRobot Corp., IPR2018-00761, Paper 15, the PTAB denied institution of Shenzhen Silver Star's IPR petition in view of an earlier challenge to the same patent by a different petitioner.
Jones Day
The Court scheduled trial for March 25, 2019.
Jones Day
The definiteness requirement for patent claims is set forth in Section 112(b), mandating that a patent specification conclude with one or more claims "particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming subject matter ...
Jones Day
The ITC permits a domestic industry to be based on any claim of an asserted patent even if the claim defines an article that is different from the investigated article of commerce.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The marks covered by the first four registrations were not in use when respondent acquired them in 2010.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A familiar adage teaches that one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar. Without in any way implying that infringers are flies, we can apply this lesson to the trademark context.
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Pryor Cashman LLP
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.
Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a refusal to register SHAPE XXXX for educational publications and services on the ground that the term is a phantom mark that comprises more than one mark.
BakerHostetler
Partners Carl Hittinger and Jeffry Duffy authored an article published by The Legal Intelligencer on July 27, 2018.
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....
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).
Thompson Coburn LLP
The "it's on the Internet, so I can use it" excuse has been rejected once again, this time by the European Union's highest court.
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
Brinks Gilson & Lione
A paradigm shift is apparently underway at a number of Florida's general practice firms.
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
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