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Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Ax Of Indivior's Suboxone Patent
A split Federal Circuit panel on Wednesday affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision invalidating most claims of an Indivior patent on its opioid [...]
As ANDA Suit Venue Options Shrink, Del., NJ Rule For Now
One year after the Federal Circuit limited venue options for patent suits over generic drugs, a new ruling has clamped down further. But so far, [...]
GOP Lawmakers Urge Tai To Oppose COVID Vaccine IP Waiver
In a letter Wednesday spelling out their priorities for the World Trade Organization's upcoming summit, Republican leaders on congressional trade committees urged U.S. Trade Representative [...]
PTAB To Eye Patent Cloudflare Offered 'Bounty' To Help Kill
Cloudflare Inc. has persuaded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the second time in less than a week to review a Sable Networks Inc. [...]
Court Sides With Celeb Chef In 'By Chloe' Brand Row
A New York federal judge Wednesday reaffirmed a year-and-a-half-old arbitration decision that celebrity chef Chloe Coscarelli is entitled to a half share of her "By [...]
High Court Delays Mulling Apple, Mylan Fintiv Challenges
The U.S. Supreme Court has pushed back its consideration of whether to tackle the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's discretionary denial practice and has requested [...]
NJ Judge Denies $991K Atty Fees Awarded By Magistrate
A New Jersey federal judge ordered a magistrate judge to recalculate attorney fees for Arent Fox LLP in a patent dispute, finding that the jurist [...]
Feds Say Ex-USPTO Head Immune From Bias Suit
The federal government has told a Tennessee federal court that former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee and other officials are immune from [...]
Philips Ordered To Identify Key Claims Before 3G, 4G IP Trial
A judge ordered Philips to clearly identify elements of two mobile phone technology patents it asserts are independently valid, saying Wednesday that its looming infringement trial [...]
How 'Rocket Dockets' Are Affecting IPR Discretionary Denials
Statistical analysis of over 500 recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions reveals that filing an infringement suit in one of two so-called rocket dockets [...]
Hindsight Bias: An Ovine Survey
The arrival of a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) office action citing no less than six earlier patents directed to various sub-combinations in the [...]
Novartis Wants Atty DQ'd From MS Drug Patent Row In Del.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. asked a Delaware federal court to disqualify a lawyer representing another pharmaceutical company that has filed a patent infringement suit against it [...]
A Real-World Guide To Staying Discovery In Federal Court
Pleas for stay of discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are often rejected when motions to dismiss are pending due to a tenacious [...]
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Seeks An Associate, Patent Agent or Technical Specialist
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is seeking a a talented Associate, Patent Agent or Technical Specialist to join our Electrical/Computer Science practice group.  This full-time, permanent [...]
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Seeks an Intellectual Property Associate or Patent Agent
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is currently seeking a talented Associate or Patent Agent to join their Chemical and Biotechnology practice groups.  This full-time, permanent position will [...]
Barnes & Thornburg Nabs IP Litigation Pro For Chicago Office
A seasoned intellectual property litigator who helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for clients such as Motorola and Dyson has joined Barnes [...]
Pfizer Says Employee Stole Confidential Docs On COVID Vax
Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday that it was investigating a longtime employee who it believes downloaded thousands of documents containing confidential information, some of which is [...]
The U.S. Patent System is Still Worth Saving
Much deserved criticism has been leveled at the U.S. patent system in the last decade or so, from all sides. No one branch of the [...]
Bitcoin Trial Jurors Mull Claims 'Inventor' Stole, Hid Assets
Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the multibillion-dollar dispute between self-professed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright and the estate of computer forensic expert Dave Kleiman over whether [...]
Amgen Takes Antibody Patents Invalidation To Supreme Court
Amgen Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the Federal Circuit's invalidation of two patents covering its cholesterol medication Repatha, saying the circuit [...]
Target Settles VR Tech Suit After Gilstrap Cites Conflict
Target Corp. and Lennon Image Technologies LLC moved Tuesday to dismiss the latter's infringement suit against the retail giant in light of a settlement deal, [...]
Fed. Circ. Says Why It Revived An IP Case Against Fujifilm
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday provided more insight into its decision to revive a patent suit from a research organization affiliated with a Florida university against [...]
Barclays Accuses Fintech Rival Plaid Of Stealing 'Rise' TMs
Banking giant Barclays PLC has sued Plaid Inc. in New York federal court alleging the financial services company infringed its trademarks by launching a financial [...]

The Catastrophic Facebook Outage

On 5 October 2021, “Sorry, something went wrong,” greeted every screen requesting access to Facebook. This significant outage hit Facebook rendering it inaccessible for almost a day and made numerous Facebook-owned outlets like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp unavailable too. While the disconnection did not affect certain geographic areas, the services globally were down. Massive Failure […]


NVIDIA dominating the AI Chips

Its cat related NVIDIA, one of our favorite brands! How NVIDIA veered from gaming and graphics hardware to ruling AI chips had allegedly something to do with cats. It all happened circa 2010, when Bill Dally, now chief scientist at NVIDIA was having breakfast with Andrew Ng, an erstwhile associate at Stanford University who was […]


Privilege Creep and Your Data Security

The term “privilege creep” refers to the gradual accumulation of access rights beyond what a person needs in order to perform his or her job. It used to be relatively straightforward to trace system users and know what access rights they have been granted in relation to system resources. Nowadays, with the wide range of […]


Bvlgari Snake Head Design Enjoys Copyright in China

In April 2021, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court (‘BIPC’) announced its ruling in relation to a China National Intellectual Property Administration’s (‘CNIPA’) decision by deciding in favor of Bvlgari. The matter related to a trade mark application filed by Mr. Liu Rongjun in class 18 that consisted of a “snake head” design that resembled Bvlgari’s […]


Oral Agreements – Can You Enforce These?

In Australia, oral agreements can be enforceable. So, it should be no surprise that business owners can seal agreements with other parties on the basis of a handshake. Come to think of it, we get involved in oral agreements all the time. When we buy goods in the supermarket or when we order food in […]



The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) intends to protect consumers while ensuring fair trading in Australia. It provides consumers with a comprehensive set of guarantees for the goods and services they purchase. Under the ACL, consumers have protection for their purchases and businesses have accountability and responsibility in respect to their supply to consumers. WHAT ARE […]


Amazon Launches IP Accelerator in Canada to Help Small Businesses Secure a Trademark and Protect Their Brands

Amazon has launched an IP Accelerator in Canada to help small and medium-sized businesses secure and protect their trade marks through a network of trusted Canadian intellectual property law firms. IP Accelerator and its brand protection tools are readily available to participating Amazon store businesses. In order to gain access to Amazon’s tools, brands had […]


Copyright Protection of a Logo

A logo trade mark is an artistic work that functions to distinguish the brands of traders in the market. Logos are a visual representation of the brand of a company and can be protected both under trade mark law as denoting the origin of a supply and copyright law as an artistic work. Trade marks […]


AI is Revolutionizing Education

“Our intelligence is what makes us human, and AI is an extension of that quality. ” – Yann LeCun Professor, New York University There is no doubt that AI has made living and working easier. Smart refrigerators now have added artificial capabilities such as AI-equipped cameras to track food inventory and let you know what […]

Australian Intellectual Property Report 2021

Australian Intellectual Property Report 2021

Trade marks A trade mark is a type of intellectual property and consists of a sign that distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from another trader in the marketplace. A registered trade mark gives the owner a 10-year period of protection over the trader’s exclusive rights to use, license and sell the mark. […]