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11th Circ. Judge Chastises Atty For Irrelevant Appeal
A federal appeals court judge on Wednesday scolded an attorney for a medical device maker, telling him that much of the company's appeal of a [...]
Senators Tear into Facebook and Google Reps During ‘Big Data, Big Questions’ Hearing on Competition and Privacy
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights held a hearing yesterday titled “Big Data, Big Questions: Implications for Competition and [...]
Britain To Weigh IP Reforms In Bid To Lead AI Regulation
The U.K. put potential intellectual property reforms at the core of a plan launched Wednesday to make the country a global artificial intelligence superpower and [...]
The FTC’s Repair Restriction Ambition May Face Friction
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has pledged to use more of its enforcement resources to ensure that consumers are free from manufacturer-imposed restrictions on self-repair [...]
Proposed Senate Patent Bills Seek Diversity, Transparency
A pair of bipartisan bills introduced by the ranking member and chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee Tuesday aim to increase diversity among patent [...]
Elysium Gets Dartmouth Vitamin B3 Patents Axed Under Alice
Dietary supplement outfit Elysium Health Inc. scored a win Tuesday when a Delaware federal judge ruled that two Dartmouth College patents on vitamin B3 the [...]
New Tillis-Leahy Bills to Boost Innovation: The Good, the Bad and the Nonsense
Earlier today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Ranking Member and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, introduced a pair [...]
Low Payout On Napster Deal Sinks Most Of $6.1M Fee Bid
A federal magistrate judge on Monday recommended awarding Michelman & Robinson LLP far less than the $6.1 million in attorney fees it had sought for [...]
VirnetX Wants Next USPTO Chief To Eye Apple PTAB Rulings
VirnetX Inc. on Monday requested a rehearing by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director of inter partes review decisions invalidating network security patents involved [...]
Amazon Beats Inventor's Internet Of Things Patent Suit
An Arizona federal judge has ruled against an inventor claiming that Amazon's "internet of things" interface infringed his patents on how to apply swarm intelligence [...]
Software Co. To Wind Down After $62M Trade Secret Verdict
Software developer Expedien filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy late Monday in Texas, opting to wind down its business in the wake of a $62 million [...]
How Judge Albright's Transfer Denials Riled The Fed. Circ.
The Federal Circuit has issued numerous rulings taking busy Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright to task for refusing to transfer patent cases elsewhere. [...]
Sorare Raises $680M For Fantasy Soccer And NFT Platform
Sorare, which weds fantasy soccer with nonfungible token collectibles, said Tuesday it had raised a whopping $680 million in a Series B financing led by [...]
NYC Sues 'New York Cannabis' Brand For Using City Logos
The city of New York is suing a Manhattan man for launching an apparel brand called "NYC New York Cannabis," accusing him of creating marijuana-spliced [...]
Fed. Circ. Lets Attys Argue Remotely Due To COVID Fears
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday granted motions by attorneys in California and Arizona to appear remotely for October hearings in light of concerns over the [...]
3rd Circ. Vexed By Insurer's Stance In IP Suit Coverage Row
A Third Circuit panel on Tuesday challenged an insurer's argument that a policyholder isn't owed coverage for a false advertising complaint, questioning how the marketing [...]
Navigating Bar To Patentability In 3rd-Party Secret Sales
Because courts and litigators have improperly extended an exception to the on-sale bar to patentability in a manner that could exclude all third-party secret sales, [...]
IPWatchdog LIVE ‘Jurassic Patents’ Panel Explores Patenting Challenges for Life Sciences Innovation
On the final day of IPWatchdog LIVE last week, a panel titled “Jurassic Patents: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Life Science Innovation,” moderated by [...]
AI Can't Be Patent Inventor In UK, Appeals Court Rules
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that an artificial intelligence machine cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent application, saying only a "person or [...]
Apple Must Face 'Austin Powers' Copyright Suit, Judge Says
A Manhattan federal judge is refusing to let Apple Inc. make an early escape from a copyright lawsuit filed by a German man who says [...]
Third Circuit Joins Sister Courts in Ruling TTAB Decisions May Not Have Preclusive Effect
On September 17, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision that affirmed in part, reversed in part, and [...]
Sandoz Infringed Amgen's Psoriasis Drug Patents, Court Says
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday found that Sandoz and Zydus Pharmaceuticals infringed several of Amgen's patents for its blockbuster plaque psoriasis medication Otezla, [...]
Lupin Will Pay $150M To End Glumetza Antitrust Suit
Direct buyers of blood sugar medication Glumetza on Monday inked a $150 million deal in California federal court with Lupin Pharmaceuticals, which is accused of [...]
Samsung Gets PTAB To Ax Sensor Patents On Remand
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has sided with Samsung and again held that claims in a pair of motion sensor patents asserted against the [...]
Your Legals for Opening a Clothing Store!

9th July 2020 Startups | Jax Floro

Opening a business, and starting your own clothing line, is...

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5 IP Protection Mantras Every Business Should Follow

18th June 2020 Intellectual Property Protection | Sveth Milanes

Intellectual property (IP) is a very important part of a...

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2019 Mandatory Wording for Warranties against Defects when supplying Services

5th June 2020 Contracts | Johanne Sarcilla

Consumer Guarantees under the ACL A business may choose to...

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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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