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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On May 26, 2022, the USPTO issued guidance on an interim process for PTAB decision circulation and internal PTAB review. The guidance replaces the PTAB's previous internal decision review committee...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Supreme Court dominated the news last week, and the Federal Circuit issued just four opinions. One of them was a doozy: to reinforce confidence in the judicial process...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On March 28th, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, a case involving the core issues around copyright fair use.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Advanced Micro Devices ("AMD") filed a petition for inter partes review ("IPR") of U.S. Patent No. 8,117,526. At Final Written Decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...
Foley & Lardner
In University of Massachusetts v. L'Oréal S.A., the Federal Circuit reversed the district court's claim construction that underlay its finding of indefiniteness, which was vacated.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a refusal to register the proposed mark FLIPPABLE FIRMNESS for "Online retail store services featuring bed frames, foundations, mattresses, pillows, toppers, and bed sheets"...
Jones Day
Since the passage of the America Invents Act in 2012, both petitioners and patent owners have expressed concerns regarding the procedures and practices of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A few months ago, we explored ideas for defendants who wished to quickly dispense with lawsuits involving patents directed to patent ineligible subject matter like abstract ideas or laws of nature.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Ultra-Mek, Inc. v. United Furniture Industries, Inc., No. 1:18-cv-281, 2022 WL 1799235 (M.D.N.C. June 2, 2022), the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ("the Court")...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed Section 2(d) refusals to register the proposed marks IMAGINELABORATORIES.COM, IMAGINELABORATORY.COM and IMAGINELABS.NET for telecommunications technology...
Jones Day
USPTO Director Vidal is initiating sua sponte review of the PTAB decisions to institute inter partes review of two patents owned by VLSI Technology LLC, for which over $2 billion of infringement damages were recently awarded against Intel.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In the fourth installment of our 2022 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys Kate Perrelli, Matt Simmons, and Robyn Marsh discussed restrictive covenant agreements ("RCAs"), including non-competes, non-solicitations, and NDAs.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
To date, there have been relatively few patent proceedings relating to cannabis patents and no court has issued a finding of infringement.
Womble Bond Dickinson
Juneteenth. I think it is safe to say that, until recently, most Americans did not fully understand the significance of Juneteenth. Many were likely not even familiar with the term.
Foley & Lardner
When a party is accused of infringing a patent, it has become almost routine for the party to seek IPR or PGR of the patent.
Ice Miller LLP
America Invents Act (AIA) trials are proceedings challenging patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office).
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
Patent thickets, particularly those involving pharmaceutical patents, appear to have caught the ire of many U.S. senators.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
It's been a busy few days for Director Vidal and the USPTO, with the Office providing updated guidance on how the PTAB will apply its discretion under Fintiv when considering post-grant petitions...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board denied a petition for cancellation of registrations for the mark RESET for "Software for the treatment of substance use disorder" and RESET-O for "Software for the treatment...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
No recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision has been more impactful than Apple Inc. v. Fintiv, Inc., IPR2020-00019 (Mar. 20, 2020). It has led to about 200 discretionary...
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