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Crowell Nabs IP Atty Team With Disruptive Tech Experience
Crowell & Moring LLP has brought on a veteran three-person intellectual property team from Allen & Overy LLP to its IP department as it looks [...]
Venable Adds IP Partner To Chicago Office From Loeb & Loeb
Venable LLP has expanded its intellectual property litigation and technology group with a longtime Loeb & Loeb LLP partner, the firm announced Monday. [...]
‘Obvious Over What?’ LKQ’s En Banc Petition Threatens to Turn Test for Design Patent Obviousness on its Head
Just like utility patents, design patents can be found obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103 by combining prior art references. But the test for obviousness [...]
What's Next For Patent Eligibility After Latest Denials?
While the U.S. Supreme Court declined again on Monday to address patent eligibility, attorneys said calls for more clarity on the divisive issue aren't going [...]
Dropbox Infringes Licensing Co.'s Tech Patents, Jury Told
A federal jury in Waco on Monday heard allegations that file-sharing website Dropbox infringed patents that a licensing company bought from a one-time coder at [...]
Disney Scores Partial Win As Judge Trims 'Frozen II' Suit
Disney can escape part of a copyright suit alleging "Some Things Never Change," a song from the animated film "Frozen II," rips off a Georgia [...]
Valve Corp. Stole Tech For VR Systems, Patent Suit Claims
Video game heavyweight Valve Corp. was hit with litigation in Washington federal court on Monday that accuses the company of using a developer's patented technology [...]
Ex-Hughes Hubbard IP Head Defends Client's Direct Payment
The retired intellectual property group head of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP told a Manhattan federal court Monday that he was paid directly by a [...]
USPTO Begins Crafting Rules For Design Patent Bar
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has begun laying the groundwork for a separate design patent bar that it floated by the public last year, [...]
Chippendales Files TM Suit Against Founder's Supposed Son
The male exotic dance company Chippendales has filed a lawsuit against a man who claims to be the heir and rightful owner of the company's [...]
Dueling Atty Fee Motions May Miss Mark In Ax-Throwing Row
A California federal judge said on Monday that he doesn't think either side is likely owed attorney fees from a trial where a jury found ax maker Cold Steel [...]
SCOTUS Kills Hope for Eligibility Certainty and Nixes Teva’s ‘Skinny Label’ Appeal
On May 15, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order list denying petitions for writ of certiorari filed to appeal several patent rulings, including a [...]
5th Circ. Says Court Can't Hear Oil Co.'s Fraud Claim
The Fifth Circuit said neither it nor a lower court had the ability to hear oil and energy company Auto-Dril Inc.'s claim that oilfield equipment [...]
CoStar Skimps On Details In Copyright Suit, Rival Says
Real estate information company Commercial Real Estate Exchange Inc. claimed that its rival CoStar Group Inc. wasn't providing details to support its misappropriation claim for [...]
Natera Nets $19M Verdict In Cancer Test Patent Case
A Delaware federal jury on Monday found that a unit of genetic testing company Invitae owes about $19.35 million for directly infringing three Natera patents [...]
Hindsight Bias in Patent Examination: How Language Models Can Help
The patent examination process is subject to the well-known issue of hindsight bias. Issues with hindsight bias come up when a patent examiner, without realizing [...]
Gilstrap Won't Let Altice Shake Music Cos.' Copyright Suit
U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has rebuffed internet service provider Altice's bid to throw out a copyright suit brought against it by a group of [...]
Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court
In Delaware Chancery Court last week, Pandora stockholders announced a settlement, Hertz stockholders filed a new suit, Facebook stockholders scored a win, Oracle stockholders suffered a loss, [...]
11th Circ. Sends Theater Co.'s Cruise Line Suit To Fla. Court
The Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a lower court decision that dismissed 20 of 21 claims in a theater production company's suit against Celebrity Cruises Inc., [...]
A Fresh Look At The Jury Data In Waco Patent Trials
More than four years of data on patent jury trials in U.S. District Judge Alan Albright's courtroom may undermine the narrative that the Waco Division's [...]
Atty Can't Pursue 'Blade Runner' Art Dispute Claims In Pa.
A California man who allegedly sold the original art used for a classic "Blade Runner" movie poster to a Pennsylvania attorney can't be sued in [...]
Ravgen's Prenatal Test Patent Win Boosted To $372M
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright has agreed to enhance biotechnology company Ravgen's $272 million jury award in its patent suit against rival Labcorp over a [...]
Judge Won't 'Condone' More Delay In Lewis Brisbois TM Fight
A Texas federal judge has said he will not "condone any additional delay" after giving an attorney more time to turn over documents sought by [...]
This Week in Washington IP: Artificial Intelligence on Everyone’s Minds, IPWatchdog’s Patent Litigation Masters, and PPAC Hearing on Fee Adjustments
This week in Washington IP news, artificial intelligence is the hot topic of the week with the Senate and House both holding hearings on the [...]
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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WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Reach New Record in 2018

21st March 2019 Domain Name | ADMIN

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released its annual...

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New Amendments to Australia’s IP Laws: Non-Use Applications

6th March 2019 Trade Marks | SAM GILBERT

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1...

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How to Monitor my Trade Mark for Infringement?

27th February 2019 Trade Marks | JAX FLORO

A trade mark, sometimes called a ‘brand’ is used to...

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New Amendments to Australia’s IP Laws: Parallel Importation

20th February 2019 Globalisation | SAM GILBERT

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1...

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How to Get an International Trade Mark?

13th February 2019 Trade Marks | JAX FLORO

Even if you have registered a trade mark in your...

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3 Important Trade Mark Considerations

31st January 2019 Trade Marks | SAM GILBERT

Descriptiveness Though it might be tempting to opt for a...

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Funny Trade Mark Quotes

24th January 2019 IP Humour | LARA ALEXANDRA

The Beginning of a Trade Mark If you’ve had any...

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The Basics of Copyright Law in Australia

16th January 2019 Copyright | SAM GILBERT

What is copyright? Copyright is a form of intellectual property...

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