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Shutts & Bowen
You might be surprised to learn that many new companies fail to recognize the breadth of their intellectual property (IP) or to appreciate the significance of proper protection.
Shutts & Bowen
On June 21, 2021, in United States v. Arthrex, the Supreme Court finds that Administrative Patent Judges ("APJs") on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") panels for inter partes review ("IPR")...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The USPTO refused to register the proposed mark MICHELLE MAE for "clothing sold wholesale, namely, hoodies, kimonos, shirts, and vests," on the ground of likelihood of confusion...
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
The scenario is all too familiar: you develop a winning dietary supplement formula, secure high-quality manufacturing and market the product under a strong trademark.
Shutts & Bowen
Rooted in the principle of fairness, the doctrine of assignor estoppel generally prevents an inventor, who had previously assigned their patent rights to another for value...
Patent owners can bring actions in U.S. federal district Courts, or at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), or both. District Courts offer money damage and injunctive relief, ...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The owner of the trademark Greek Freak™, 2021 NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, received different outcomes in two seemingly similar trademark infringement actions heard by the U.S. District...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A company's former employee was contractually obligated to keep inventions confidential and disclose any inventions to the company for up to one year following the end of his employment.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
An Illinois court found that a business that transferred its trademarks to a joint venture no longer had the right to assert those trademarks and would not regain the right to the marks...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Belcher's approved product was a 1 mg/mL injectable l-epinephrine formulation.
Jones Day
The appeal arose from IPR proceedings filed by Petitioner Valve Corporation against U.S. Patent Nos. 9,289,688 and 9,352,229, both owned by Ironburg Inventions.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
In a highly awaited software copyright decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Google LLC's copying of Oracle's Java application programming interface (API) is a fair use as a matter of law.
Foley & Lardner
In Eli Lilly and Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals International GmbH, the Federal Circuit affirmed the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision upholding Teva's patents directed to specific methods of treatment...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
[Caveat: Marty Schwimmer and Yours Truly represented David Beasley in this appeal]. In a long-running dispute over the band name THE EBONYS, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
On August 31, 2021, Conopco, Inc. filed a Notice of Opposition against Frozen S'Mores LLC for its registration of the word "S'Moresicle."
Stark & Stark
Intellectual property is a right enshrined in our very Constitution, which grants Congress the power "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Sawstop Holding LLC v. Hirshfeld, No. 1:20-cv-1212(LMB/LSN), 2021 WL 2021122 (E.D. Va. May 20, 2021) ("Sawstop II").
Haug Partners
Last week, for the second time in two years, members of the House of Representatives proposed legislation limiting the ability of certain entities to file complaints for unfair trade practices...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The TTAB recently ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below. Let's see how you do with them. Answer will be found in the first comment.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
All the effective dates of the America Invents Act ("AIA") have come and gone.
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