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2nd Circ. Says Ace Can Cut Cord On Covering Dish DVR Suits
The Second Circuit on Wednesday found that Ace American Insurance Co. had no duty to defend Dish Network in copyright infringement suits brought by four [...]
A Law Firm Leader's Guide To Seeking Effective Feedback
Law firm leaders often claim to have their pulse on the people in their firms, but perspectives can be heavily weighted toward certain partners, so [...]
2nd Circ. Sends Light Fixture IP Suit To Fed. Circ.
The Second Circuit has handed over an intellectual property dispute involving copyright, trademarks and design patent claims covering lighting fixtures to the Federal Circuit, saying [...]
Ex-Assistant Seeks To Trim Mary Kay Book Lawsuit
The former personal assistant of Mary Kay Inc.'s founder has pushed back against the business in Texas federal court, asking a judge to toss part [...]
UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London
This past week in London has seen a raft of new equal pay claims against supermarket Tesco, security firms Serco and G4S facing fresh lawsuits [...]
McKool Smith To Promote 4 To Principal In NY, Texas Offices
McKool Smith Hennigan PC will promote three associates and a senior counsel to principal positions in its New York, Dallas, Austin and Houston offices, the [...]
Key Developments that Shaped the USPTO in 2021
"Adjusting to the new normal" is a phrase that can be used to describe the United States' and the world’s response to the events of [...]
The Biggest UK IP Decisions Of 2021
The past year has proved quieter for intellectual property lawyers than 2020, but the English courts nevertheless handed down notable decisions in 2021 ranging from [...]
In Rare Move, Albright Stays 5 Cases For PTAB Reviews
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright, who oversees the nation's busiest patent docket, has granted five requests to pause infringement litigation while the Patent Trial and [...]
New Draft Policy Will Create Obstacles For SEP Owners
The Biden administration's position that the public interest could be harmed by owners of standard-essential patents seeking injunctions will provide new leverage to accused infringers [...]
Pot Seed Entrepreneurs Say They Were Cut Out Of Co.
California cannabis company Next Green Wave Holdings LLC and its CEO have been sued in California state court by the owners of another cannabis company, [...]
TTAB Won't Nix 'Naked' Condom TM After High Court Appeal
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has refused to cancel a Florida company's registered trademark on the word "naked" for condoms, unmoved by arguments by [...]
Facebook Scores Judge Albright's 1st Alice Ax
Facebook scored an extraordinarily rare win from Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright when he ruled shortly before trial that a research company's patent [...]
EPO Appeal Board Affirms Only Humans Can Be Inventors
The board that oversees European Patent Office appeals said on Tuesday that only humans can be listed as inventors on patents, shooting down a scientist [...]
Holmes Judge Nixes Jury Request To Take Instructions Home
A California federal jury weighing the criminal fraud case against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes signaled Tuesday that it would need more time to reach [...]
Mo. Distillery Urges 8th Circ. To Revive TM Suit Coverage Row
A Kansas City, Missouri, distillery told the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday to resurrect its coverage suit with Cincinnati Insurance Co. over defense costs spent for [...]
Furniture Co. Says $3.5M IP Verdict Was After Atty Failure
A Canadian furniture manufacturer has launched malpractice claims in Illinois state court claiming the company is on the hook for a $3.5 million trademark infringement [...]
Leahy Tells Justices Apple-Qualcomm Ruling Threatens AIA
The Federal Circuit's refusal to let Apple appeal its Patent Trial and Appeal Board loss against Qualcomm because it had a temporary license to the [...]
New IP Monetization Models Will Rely Less on Litigation in 2022
From the perspective of the Intangible Investor, 2022 will be a year of new opportunities and transitional growth. IP business models will evolve, and risk [...]
Boston Scientific's Alice Challenge Flops In Del.
Delaware's top federal judge turned down Boston Scientific's bid to toss a rival's patents that cover spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain, and told [...]
Inventor Asks Fed. Circ. To Revisit Ruling Over USPTO Policy
Computer chip inventor Gilbert Hyatt is asking the full Federal Circuit to take another look at whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a [...]
Taft Stettinius Adds 3 Veteran IP Attorneys In DC
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has added two intellectual property partners and an intellectual property-focused of counsel to its Washington, D.C., office, the firm announced [...]
mRNA IP and Competitive Landscape: 2021 in Review – Part I, Update on Moderna, BioNTech, and CureVac
In April of this year, we provided a three-part series relating to the IP and Competitive Landscape for the mRNA market. In this post (Part [...]
SoundExchange Wins Royalty Board Review In Rights Battle
A D.C. federal judge on Monday handed a win to the licensing group SoundExchange in kicking a songwriting royalty rights battle with the cable channel [...]
What are Smart Contracts?

19th April 2021 Contracts | Jax Floro

Blockchain is a technology that is built on Bitcoin and...

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What You Need To Know About the Modern Slavery Act 2018

1st March 2021 Globalisation | ADMIN

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the ‘Act’) entered into...

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Series Trade Mark Applications

3rd February 2021 Trade Marks | ADMIN

What Is A Series Trade Mark Application? A trade mark...

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Copyright Protection of a Logo

30th December 2020 Copyright | ADMIN

“God holds the copyright, as the sole author of life.”...

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Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Amendments – A new “Fair Go”

20th November 2020 Commercial | Sveth Milanes

The Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (the ‘Code’) serves...

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Who Owns the Copyright in an Interview or Social Media Post?

30th October 2020 Copyright | Jax Floro

We live in a world where a “tap” or a...

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Can you Protect your Family Recipe under the Law of Intellectual Property?

11th October 2020 Intellectual Property Protection | Jax Floro

Traditionally, recipes are either passed down to the next generation...

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IP Australia – New Trade Mark Fees Effective 1 October 2020

28th September 2020 Trade Marks | Jill Junio

In 2019, IP Australia conducted reviews of its fee schedules...

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ATMOSS: The Australian Trade Mark Database

15th September 2020 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

The primary function of a trade mark is to designate...

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IP Report 2020 on Trade Mark Filing Statistics in Australia and Overseas

6th September 2020 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

A trade mark is a way for customers to recognize...

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U.S. Supreme Court Overturns USPTO Trade Mark Refusal Against Booking.com

28th August 2020 Trade Marks | Jill Junio

Booking.com is an Amsterdam based digital travel company that provides...

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European Union (EU) Individuals and California Residents Privacy Policy

23rd August 2020 Privacy | Sveth Milanes

A privacy policy is a form of disclosure as to...

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