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USPTO Defers Fees On COVID-19 Provisional Applications
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said Wednesday that inventors attempting to obtain patents for products to fight COVID-19 will be able to put off [...]
W.Va. Ax Of Biogen MS Drug Patent Binds Del. Litigation
A Delaware federal judge on Wednesday said she's bound by a June decision from West Virginia invalidating a patent covering Biogen's blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug [...]
CBD Co. Can’t Avoid Stock-Drop Suit, Shareholder Says
A shareholder behind a derivative suit against executives of CBD company CV Sciences has urged a California federal judge to keep the suit alive, pointing [...]
Trend Micro Loses Bid to Nix Rival’s Computer Security Patent
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has upheld 11 claims in a CUPP Computing AS computer security patent challenged by Japanese cybersecurity company Trend Micro [...]
Calif. Co. Accuses Canadian Rival Of Infringing Solar Cell Tech
A California energy company has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into solar cell imports, alleging that a Canadian competitor is [...]
Tech Companies’ Lawsuit Against USPTO, Small Business Inventors’ Motion to Intervene Highlight Need to Address NHK-Fintiv Factors Via Rulemaking
On September 9, a panel of three administrative patent judges (APJs) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying institution of [...]
Renamed Country Band ‘Lady A’ Hit With Fresh TM Suit
A longtime blues singer fired back Tuesday against a lawsuit launched by the popular country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum over the "Lady A" [...]
Bill Curtailing NPE Suits At ITC Could Restructure Licensing
Though unlikely to pass, the pending Advancing America's Interests Act, which would counter nonpracticing entities' abuse of process at the U.S. International Trade Commission, could [...]
DOJ Says 9th Circ. Qualcomm Ruling May Hurt Class Cert.
The U.S. Department of Justice has told the Ninth Circuit that a recent ruling reversing the Federal Trade Commission's win against Qualcomm Inc. could help [...]
Fighting Fires In Top Hats: Images From Patents Of The Past
The National Archives last month made nearly 2,000 patents from the 18th and 19th centuries available online, featuring stunning landscapes, otherworldly diving gear, countless horses [...]
Sen. IP Head Proposes Patent Transparency Program To Iancu
The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to launch a pilot program that [...]
Federal Reserve Banks Can’t Challenge Patents, Justices Told
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review whether Federal Reserve banks are distinct enough from government entities such that they can challenge patents [...]
Patent Filings Roundup: CBM Goes Out with a Whimper; Board Denies Unwired Planet Challenge After District Court Verdict; Fortress-Owned Divx Targets Devices
District court filings were substantially lulled this week, with about a third of what’s normal—33—filed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s 32 petitions, propped [...]
How To Effectively Defend Witnesses In Remote Depositions
When a witness is isolated from the defending lawyer during a remote deposition, carefully planning the logistics and building witness confidence are critical to avoiding [...]
Edison Loses Bid To Expand EU Trademarks To Electricity
The European Union's top court rejected Edison SpA's appeal Wednesday seeking to add "electricity" to goods covered by one of its EU trademarks, saying that [...]
The ‘Inventorpreneur’, America’s Economic Savior
As we start to approach the apex of the COVID-19 pandemic, the next hurdle will be solving the economic crisis. Getting people back to work [...]
Fed. Circ. Says Recycling Patent Properly Axed As Indefinite
The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that a federal judge correctly found that IQASR LLC's patent for sorting materials from shredded old cars is invalid as [...]
Full Fed. Circ. Won’t Look At Toss Of $110M Ericsson Win
The full Federal Circuit won't review a panel's decision that invalidated Ericsson's computer security patent under Alice and wiped out a $110 million judgment it [...]
Inventors Want In On Tech Cos.’ Challenge Over PTAB Denials
U.S. Inventor and other inventor groups have asked to step into a lawsuit that Google, Apple and other tech giants have brought over the Patent [...]
Acer v. Intellisoft Petition Rebukes CAFC for Disrespecting SCOTUS Precedent, Ignoring District Court
Greenberg Traurig and The Rader Group – which is headed by retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall [...]
Senate Approves First New Calif. Federal Judges Since 2015
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday easily confirmed three BigLaw veterans to become judges in the Central District of California, giving the Golden State its first [...]
Over 30K Musicians Win Class Cert. In SAG-AFTRA Suit
More than 30,000 session musicians and vocalists have won class certification in a lawsuit alleging the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists [...]
USPTO Tells Fed. Circ. To Skip Cisco Fight Over PTAB Denials
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is backing an Israeli university's bid to nix Cisco's challenge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's denial of [...]
Banks, Stores Lobby To Give CBM Reviews New Lease On Life
The patent office's covered business method review program is set to expire Sept. 16, but a coalition of banking, retail and restaurant groups is working [...]
Trade Mark Symbols and How to Use Them

23rd December 2019 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

Using trade mark symbols is important to help identify your...

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Key Considerations Before Applying for a Design Registration

13th December 2019 Design Law | Jax Floro

You work in an industry where design innovation is important,...

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How Long Does It Take To Register A Trade Mark in the United States?

8th December 2019 International Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

You can register intellectual property rights in the United States...

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IP Law Update: Intellectual Property for T-Shirts

29th November 2019 Intellectual Property Protection | Jax Floro

The popularity of the t-shirt skyrocketed after Marlon Brandon wore...

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News Flash: Release of the 2019 Edition of the World Intellectual Property Report

25th November 2019 News | Mary Dizon

The World Intellectual Property Report 2019 entitled “The Geography of...

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Copyright Infringement in a Computer Program

15th November 2019 Copyright | Sveth Milanes

Computer programs are protected as a literary work under the...

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Trade Mark Question: Can the word “Zero” be exclusively owned by one or by none?

12th November 2019 Trade Marks | Mary Dizon

The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) has been a globally known beverage...

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How long does it take to register a trademark in Australia?

1st November 2019 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

Although you are keen to start your new business, at...

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The Difference Between a Business Name and a Trade Mark

11th October 2019 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

A business name and a trade mark have different purposes,...

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Design Registration Australia: Replica Furniture

3rd October 2019 Design Law | Jax Floro

Australia has strict intellectual property laws yet there is a...

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How to Register a Trade Mark in Australia

26th September 2019 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

An important step for any business is to assess their...

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The Difference between a Trade Mark Assignment and a Trade Mark Licence

20th September 2019 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

As the owner of a trade mark, you have exclusive...

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