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CAFC Denies APPLE JAZZ Mark Owner’s Mandamus Bid But Tells TTAB it Expects Cancellation Decision ‘Promptly’
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today denied Charles Bertini’s petition for a writ of mandamus asking the court to order [...]
Patent Board Wipes Out Fintech Patents Asserted In Texas
Two rulings from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have deleted language in patents covering mobile payment technology that were asserted in settled lawsuits against [...]
Fed. Circ. Sends Xencor Antibody Patent Case Back To USPTO
The Federal Circuit has granted the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's bid to send Xencor Inc.'s application for an antibody patent back for further proceedings [...]
Fed. Circ. Won't Force USPTO To Decide On Apple TM Case
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday shot down a jazz musician's request to direct the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to decide on his pending petition [...]
Navigating SEP Determination Challenges with Quality Claim Charts
When licensing standard essential patents (SEPs), the SEP licensor and the standard implementer (also known as the SEP licensee), go through two phases of negotiation. [...]
Sazerac Brands' 'Whiskey Association' Too Descriptive For TM
Europe's patent authority has rejected a bid by Southern Comfort maker Sazerac to trademark the logo for its whiskey education service, saying both the words [...]
6 Practice Pointers For Pro Bono Immigration Practice
An attorney taking on their first pro bono immigration matter may find the law and procedures beguiling, but understanding key deadlines, the significance of individual [...]
Boeing Owes Ex-IP Manager $75K For Retaliation, Judge Says
A Washington federal judge on Monday awarded a former Boeing intellectual property manager $75,000 in non-economic damages, finding that the company retaliated against him for [...]
SCOTUS Grants Solicitor General’s Bid to Argue in Case About Retrospective Relief Under Copyright Act
The U.S. Supreme Court today granted a request by the U.S. Solicitor General to participate in oral argument as an amicus in Warner Chappell Music [...]
Sex Toy Patent Owner's Arguments Fail To Satisfy PTAB
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found that all challenged claims of Shenzhen Svakom Technology's patent for interactive sex toys are invalid, as they [...]
Fed. Circ. Deems 'Everybody Vs. Racism' Ruling Precedential
The Federal Circuit agreed Monday to make precedential its ruling last November upholding the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's refusal to register the line "Everybody [...]
Choice Hotels Asks Albright To Cut Comms Patents, Citing Alice
Choice Hotels International Inc. is asking Texas federal judge Alan D. Albright to dismiss a lawsuit against it over communications patents it claims are invalid, [...]
Ex-Greenberg Traurig IP Pro Joins McCarter & English
A former Greenberg Traurig LLP attorney has made the move to McCarter & English LLP, building out its presence of intellectual property attorneys in Washington, [...]
NHL's Kraken Say Plaintiff Has No Shot In Trademark Suit
The NHL's Seattle Kraken have asked a Washington federal judge to toss a trademark suit accusing the team of stealing the "S" logo of a [...]
Miles Davis Tattoo Dispute Goes To Trial Over Photo's Use
A dispute over whether a Miles Davis tattoo infringes a copyright of the photograph it was based on will go to trial Tuesday in California, [...]
VLSI Says Intel License Trial Would Be A Waste
VLSI Technology told a California federal judge Friday that Intel can't force a trial on an affirmative defense after the underlying allegation is taken out [...]
CoStar Rival Urges 9th Circ. To Revive Counterclaims
Commercial Real Estate Exchange Inc. pressed the Ninth Circuit on Friday to revive antitrust counterclaims characterizing commercial real estate information firm CoStar's original copyright suit [...]
4th Circ. Preview: Timberland's TM Bid Kicks Off 2024
The Fourth Circuit will kick off 2024 by probing Timberland's bid to trademark its footwear and pondering an embattled insurance mogul's attempt to escape a [...]
Moderna Wants UPenn Biochemist's Emails In Vax IP Dispute
Moderna has asked a federal judge to order a University of Pennsylvania biochemist to turn over a set of emails and documents that could be [...]
Ex-Director Denies Agreeing To Keep Pharma Firm's Info Secret
The former director of government sales for Merz Pharmaceuticals LLC has struck back in North Carolina's business court against allegations that he took trade secrets [...]
App Developer Can't Undo Alice Loss At Fed. Circ.
The Israeli startup behind the Facetune app, among others, vanquished an appeal at the Federal Circuit on Monday from a rival in Hawaii that claimed [...]
HIV Drug Wholesalers' Attys Get $75M In Gilead Antitrust Case
A California federal judge has given final approval to Gilead Sciences' $247 million settlement with direct purchasers of HIV medications, including an award of $75 [...]
HBO, Horse Race Announcer Settle TM Suit Over Catchphrase
A New York federal judge Monday dismissed, for now, a famed sportscaster's trademark suit against HBO and Warner Bros. over their use of a similar [...]
Supreme Court Skips Case on Individual Liability for Willful Trademark Infringement
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari to Diamond J Wholesale, LLC, who petitioned the Court in December 2023 to clarify how individual liability for [...]
2019 World’s Most Innovative Countries Ranked by Global Innovation Index

13th September 2019 Globalisation | Sveth Milanes

Together with INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) and Cornell...

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This AI tool is Smart Enough to Spot AI-generated Articles and Tweets

6th September 2019 AI and Robotics | Jax Floro

With advances in technology and easy access to paid and...

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30th August 2019 Privacy | Sveth Milanes

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) armed with General Data...

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Alibaba’s Takes on IP Infringement Battle

23rd August 2019 Intellectual Property Protection | Sveth Milanes

Alibaba’s relentless commitment to take on IP infringement was acknowledged...

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Does registering a domain name with a domain name registrar give you trade marks rights?

19th August 2019 Domain Name | Jax Floro

The answer is no! That is because they are not...

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India Hosts This Year’s International IP Skills Summit (IIPSS)

13th August 2019 Events | Sveth Milanes

Twenty-two auxiliary countries will be engaging in this year’s International...

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Trade Mark Solicitation Scams – Don’t get Scammed!

8th August 2019 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

Trademark solicitation scams from fake trade mark registration agencies have...

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Facebook Remains in Top 10 Global 500 Report Despite Criticism Over Data Handling

31st July 2019 Social Media and Marketing | Sveth Milanes

Over the past four years, Facebook has encountered a series...

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Do You Know the Difference Between Data Analytics and AI Machine Learning?

17th July 2019 AI and Robotics | Jax Floro

Artificial intelligence is nothing new. It has been with us...

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Australia’s New Space Agency in Adelaide

11th July 2019 Space | Jax Floro

Australian Space Agency (ASA) was established in July 2018 following...

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Federal Circuit Court: Expeditious and Less Costly National IP Pilot Scheme to assist Small Business and Individual Rights Holders

5th July 2019 Intellectual Property Protection | Sveth Milanes

The Intellectual Property National Pilot Scheme of the Federal Circuit...

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AI-powered Mobile App “Trained” to Analyse Cough and Make Diagnosis

28th June 2019 AI and Robotics | Jax Floro

It was only late last year when it was announced...

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