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This Week in Washington IP: DMCA Reforms, Google Antitrust Issues and Supporting the U.S. AI Workforce
This week in Washington IP developments, events get underway with a few programs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including the first day of [...]
12 Tips For Presenting Evidence In Remote Trials
Adapting in-person methods of presenting evidence to a remote trial setting can seem daunting, but attorneys can display exhibits on a videoconference platform seamlessly with [...]
Watching The Sun Set On Covered Business Method Review
Although the ending of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's transitional program for covered business method patents on Wednesday will not likely have a significant [...]
Actavis $19M Deal In ADHD Drug Antitrust Suit Gets Initial OK
A Massachusetts federal judge has given her initial approval of a $19.9 million settlement deal between pharmaceutical company Actavis and the direct purchaser class in [...]
The Rush for Redskins Gear Underscores an Exponential Rise in Counterfeits
The Washington Football Team's (formerly the Washington Redskins’) move to change its name and logo has sparked a flurry of fans looking to “cash in” [...]
An Argument for Mandatory Production of Limited Secondary Consideration Evidence by Petitioners in Inter Partes Reviews
The Federal Circuit has repeatedly confirmed that secondary consideration evidence is an integral part of an obviousness analysis (indeed, it “may be the most pertinent, [...]
Mintz Levin Is Hiring a Patent Agent with a PhD in Biological Sciences in San Francisco Office
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is looking for a Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences to join their San Francisco [...]
Co-ownership of Trademarks in Brazil: Key Changes
Brazil’s accession to the Madrid Protocol has included several important changes to the country’s trademark system, such as simplifying the registration of trademarks, reducing costs, and [...]
Ill. Appeals Court Frees Insurer From Covering Tech Sale Suits
An Illinois appeals court found Friday that a lower court did not err when it freed Hanover Insurance Co. from covering MRC Polymers Inc. in [...]
Sugar Daddy Dating Site Seeking.com Hits Rival With TM Suit
A sugar daddy dating service called Seeking Arrangement on Friday slammed a competitor for allegedly ripping off its websites and apps, telling a California federal [...]
6th Circ. Says Jurors’ Outside Info Triggers New IP Trial
The Sixth Circuit has ordered a new trial on 3D design software maker Dassault's copyright and trademark infringement claims against a Detroit software educator, saying [...]
Ex-NJ Casino Exec Must Return Phone With High-Roller Info
A former executive at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa must turn over the cellphone he likely used to lure its high-rollers to Ocean Casino Resort [...]
Biden Win Would Shift, Not Shatter, Trump China Policy
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is largely positioning his campaign as a strict rebuke of the Trump administration, but when it comes to China trade [...]
Ex-Fed. Circ. Chief Takes Acer Trade Secrets Row To Justices
The Federal Circuit flouted U.S. Supreme Court precedent when saying a trade secrets dispute with underlying patent concerns doesn't belong in federal court, Acer America [...]
ADHD Med Buyers Can’t Yet Appeal Class Cert. Denial
A First Circuit panel has denied a bid by consumers to immediately appeal a Massachusetts federal court's refusal to certify their class in an antitrust [...]
Fed. Circ. Extends Pandemic-Related Closure Through Oct. 19
The Federal Circuit said Friday the court will remain shuttered to the public through Oct. 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tacking on an additional [...]
Brand Battles: Zora Neale Hurston’s Family Fights ‘Zora’ Mag
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the heirs of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" author Zora Neale Hurston [...]
White & Case Nabs IP Litigator From Fish & Richardson
White & Case LLP has hired a former principal from Fish & Richardson PC who has represented major technology companies such as Microsoft in high-stakes [...]
6th Circ. Backs Sailmaker’s $2.5M Win To End ‘Epic Saga’
The Sixth Circuit has affirmed a Michigan sailmaker's $2.5 million win as part of "an epic saga" alleging a South African sailmaking company illegally sold [...]
‘Reckless’ Kingston Uses IP System As ‘Doorman,’ Judge Told
Pavo Solutions urged a California federal judge Friday to triple a $7.5 million patent infringement verdict levied against Kingston Technology over a USB design, saying [...]
Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 11: DOJ Says 2015 Letter on IEEE Policy Misinterpreted, Trademark Modernization Act Moves Forward, EU Creative Industries Decry Copyright Directive Implementation
This week in Other Barks & Bites: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim tells the IEEE that an Obama-era letter from the Department of Justice on [...]
PTAB To Review Packet Intelligence IP That Netted Jury Win
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will review four Packet Intelligence LLC data network monitoring patents, some of which drew a $6 million jury win [...]
2nd Circ. Says Apple ‘Ion-X’ Doesn’t Infringe ‘Ionex’ TM
The Second Circuit ruled Friday that Apple Inc. didn't violate a smaller company's "Ionex" trademark by using the name "Ion-X" for the chemically hardened glass [...]
Amazon’s Anti-Counterfeit Efforts Fall Short
Amazon's partial implementation of the proposed Shop Safe Act and Inform Consumers Act are a short-term solution to a wider counterfeit problem, and consumers could [...]
The Australian Intellectual Property Report 2019

21st June 2019 Intellectual Property Protection | Jax Floro

The seventh edition of the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2019...

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NASA is set to launch rockets Northern Territory Spaceport in 2020 – A World First

14th June 2019 Space | Jax Floro

NASA has picked a privately-owned space center outside the United...

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Not my fingerprints! Aussie Worker Wins Landmark Biometric Data Case

6th June 2019 Data | Jax Floro

For refusing to use a biometric scanner at work, Jeremy...

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Big Brother is watching! ICO Compels HMRC to Delete Five Million Voice Files

31st May 2019 News | Jax Floro

Following a complaint filed by Big Brother Watch, a non-profit...

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AI: Decoding IP – Exploring the Commercial, Economic and Legal Implications

24th May 2019 AI and Robotics | Jax Floro

Artificial intelligence is progressing rapidly as evidenced by Apple’s Siri,...

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Brave New World: Welcome to the Gig Economy!

17th May 2019 Globalisation | Jax Floro

The concept of work is changing and people are embracing...

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5 Top Tips to Growing Your Platform and Brand Power

10th May 2019 E-Commerce | Jax Floro

Create Engaging Content You might think this one is obvious...

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Jurisdiction Clause vs. Choice of Law Clause

1st May 2019 Contracts | ADMIN

Jurisdiction Jurisdiction clauses are added into contracts to identify which...

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INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019

23rd April 2019 Events | ADMIN

The International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting is the world’s...

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The Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks and Non-Conventional Trademarks

12th April 2019 Trade Marks | ADMIN

Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) adopted...

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Canada joins the Madrid Protocol at last!

29th March 2019 International Trade Marks | ADMIN

Finally, Canada will become one of the contracting parties to...

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