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A Likely Tipping Point For Nonlawyer Ownership Of Law Firms
The Arizona Supreme Court's recent decision to eliminate prohibitions on nonlawyer ownership of law firms may show that the organized bar's long-standing rhetoric that such [...]
Skechers Didn’t Infringe Chuck Taylor Trade Dress, ITC Says
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday rejected Converse's long-running trademark case against Skechers over the Chuck Taylor sneaker, ruling that the cheaper rival didn't [...]
TCL Can’t Pause Philips’ English Patent Suit For French Case
A London judge on Friday rejected TCL Corp.'s bid to halt an infringement suit brought against it by Philips because of parallel proceedings the Chinese [...]
Analyzing Vastly Different First Action Final Rejection Outcomes Following Recent Policy Change (Part II)
The USPTO recently revised Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (FAFR) policy that significantly reduces [...]
UK Litigation Roundup: Here’s What You Missed In London
This week in London has seen Deutsche Bank sue the Italian city of Naples over derivatives, Nationwide Building Society sue law firm Manches, and institutional investors [...]
WDTX Federal Judge ‘Confident’ Trials Can Start Oct. 1
Texas' federal courthouse in Waco can open back up for trials on Oct. 1, its only district court judge said in an order. [...]
TM Examiners Notch Win In Fight Over Trump’s Exec Orders
An arbitrator has found that parts of two Trump administration policies that limited what job terms federal agencies must negotiate with unions and that curbed [...]
PTAB Permits Anonymous Precedential Ruling Nominations
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Thursday it has introduced an online form that can be filled out anonymously by members of the public [...]
MLB Union Slams Opposing Counsel’s Ethics In Sanctions Bid
A Major League Baseball Players Association attorney slammed opposing counsel for an ex-pitcher-turned health supplement salesman in a recently dismissed unfair competition suit against the [...]
‘LOVE’ Artist’s Estate Says Deal ‘Completely Blindsided’ It
The estate of the late sculptor Robert Indiana, best known for his "LOVE" piece, told a New York federal court on Wednesday that it was [...]
UK Judge Upholds Refusal of DABUS Patents
In the latest decision regarding inventions made by the DABUS artificial intelligence machine, the England & Wales High Court has upheld two decisions of the [...]
ITC Clears Intel, Computer Makers In Chip Patent Case
The U.S. International Trade Commission has backed a judge's finding that Intel, Acer, Lenovo, Asus and Micro-Star did not violate trade laws in a case [...]
Cisco, Amazon Push To Consolidate Network IP Cases In Calif.
Cisco, Amazon and seven other tech companies argued Thursday for consolidation of nine infringement suits in the Northern District of California, largely based on common [...]
Tesla Accuses Nikola Of Inequitable Conduct In $2B IP Fight
Tesla hit rival electric car maker Nikola Corp. with counterclaims of inequitable conduct and invalidity in California federal court Wednesday in Nikola's lawsuit accusing Tesla [...]
House Bill Would Allow NCAA Sponsorship Pay, Empower FTC
U.S. Reps. Anthony Gonzalez and Emanuel Cleaver on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow college athletes across the country to be paid for sponsorship [...]
6th Circ. Backs Training Guide Copyright Win For Heating Co.
The Sixth Circuit has refused to invalidate a heating and plumbing company's copyright on a technician training guide, finding that a federal jury adequately found [...]
FTC Wrongly Got Docs In Auto Dealer DMS Suit, Court Told
A technology provider that works with car dealerships has urged an Illinois federal judge to order the return or destruction of confidential materials it says [...]
Halliburton Patent Retrial Set For Nov. After COVID-19 Delay
The retrial of gas separator patent infringement claims against Halliburton Energy Services Inc. has been set for a November start date in Texas federal court, [...]
Fed. Circ. Unravels EDTX Trial Over Ethernet Patent
The Federal Circuit on Thursday gave Network-1 Technologies Inc. a second chance to prove HP infringed its patent directed to remotely powering equipment over an [...]
Google’s Fair Use Shell Game
Google has admitted it copied over 11,000 lines of Oracle’s creative Java code to build its Android smartphone platform, that it makes commercial use of [...]
DOJ Support Of SEP Injunctions Should Stabilize Licensing
The U.S. Department of Justice's recent letter to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which explicitly supports standard-essential patent owners in their pursuit of [...]
A Road Map For Drafting Persuasive Discovery Motions
Best practices that can help litigators write convincing discovery motions include thinking about the audience, addressing a few key questions, and leaving out boilerplate from [...]
Panelists Urge Americans to Trust IP, Trust Vaccines, Listen to Science in COVID-19 Debate
IPWatchdog’s most recent webinar focused on the role of IP in the development of the most promising vaccines to combat COVID-19 and included speakers from [...]
Former USPTO Head Urges Women To Take On Top IP Roles
The first female director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said Wednesday that women aspiring to top government and corporate positions in intellectual property [...]
The Difference Between a Warranty and Indemnity

20th May 2020 Contracts | Jax Floro

Warranties and indemnities are both forms of contractual protection that...

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5 Intellectual Property Assets You Should Protect

7th May 2020 Intellectual Property Protection | Sveth Milanes

Trade Marks "A product can be quickly outdated, but a...

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WIPO – The Division and Merger of International Registrations

1st May 2020 International Trade Marks | Jax Floro

Starting 1 February 2019, the Common Regulations under the Madrid...

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What you need to know about Consignment

21st April 2020 Startups | Johanne Sarcilla

Ever heard of the stores Blue Spinach? Poshmark? The RealReal?...

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How to Register a Trade Mark in the Philippines

27th March 2020 International Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

Trade mark registration in the Philippines is administered by the...

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Intellectual Property in Websites and Copyright Issues

11th March 2020 Intellectual Property Protection | Jax Floro

Your website represents your business on the Internet and it...

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CCPA: How to comply with the New California Consumer Privacy Act

3rd March 2020 Privacy | Johanne Sarcilla

The New California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 has been...

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Vodka Wars: KWM, SPI Group Wins Long-Running Stolichnaya Trade Mark Case

21st February 2020 Trade Marks | SVETH MILANES

King & Wood Mallesons, in a 15-year trade mark case,...

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Is “Innocent” Copyright Infringement a Defence to Copyright Infringement?

13th February 2020 Copyright | Jax Floro

Copyright is a form of legal protection automatically provided to...

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Intellectual Property in the Workplace: to whom does it belong?

5th February 2020 Contracts | Johanne Sarcilla

In the Information Age, intellectual property is a very valuable...

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How Much does it Cost to Register a Trade Mark in Australia?

29th January 2020 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

Trade marks play a vital role in your business. A...

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Websites and Copyright

19th January 2020 Copyright | Jaclyn-Mae Floro

When you are building a website to advertise and promote...

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