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How Law Articles And A Viral Clip Got Barrett The Nomination
For 15 years, Amy Coney Barrett quietly built the reputation as a conservative legal scholar that earned her a nomination to the Seventh Circuit. Then [...]
What Happens Now That Amy Coney Barrett Is The Nominee
Republican senators over the weekend vowed that Judge Amy Coney Barrett will join the U.S. Supreme Court before Election Day, a promise that will require [...]
Federal Circuit Shoots Down Apple Bid to Strike Certain Voip-Pal Claims Upheld by PTAB
In the latest episode of a long-running saga between Apple and Voip-Pal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday denied Apple’s [...]
Judge Amy Coney Barrett: 7th Circ. Decisions To Know
SECOND EDITED -- SEP SUM --NEEDS UPDATES-- Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a devout Catholic and a law professor who has developed a conservative record [...]
Among Democrats, A Growing Appetite To Alter High Court
Vows from President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Senate to quickly confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement are likely to [...]
What A 6-Vote Majority Would Mean For The Supreme Court
Judge Amy Coney Barrett would give conservatives a supermajority on the U.S. Supreme Court and clear the way for broad Republican victories in the areas [...]
Judge Barrett Worth Nearly $2M, Disclosures Show
Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett was worth $1.9 million in 2017, according to the most recently available financial disclosures from the U.S. Supreme Court [...]
A History Of Supreme Court Confirmations In 3 Charts
What does it take to get a Supreme Court nominee confirmed? If history is any guide, the path to the high court can have some [...]
BREAKING: Trump Chooses Amy Coney Barrett For Ginsburg’s Seat
President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a prominent conservative law professor who serves on the Seventh Circuit, as Justice Ruth Bader [...]
‘Lead Development’ in Compound Claim Challenges
In an earlier article, “Tips for Selecting a ‘Lead Compound’ in Compound Claim Challenges,” I introduced an approach derived by U.S. federal courts called the [...]
Dem Reps. Eye High Court Term Limits, Temporary Expansion
Three progressive House Democrats are proposing an 18-year term limit on future U.S. Supreme Court justices that would almost certainly temporarily expand the high court [...]
FTC Asks 9th Circ. To Rethink Qualcomm Licensing Ruling
The Federal Trade Commission is forging ahead with its enforcement action against Qualcomm, asking the full Ninth Circuit on Friday to review a panel's decision [...]
Apple Loses Appeal Of PTAB Decisions Upholding Voip-Pal IP
The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions that found claims of two Voip-Pal.com call routing patents challenged by Apple are [...]
Apple Says PTAB Was ‘Overly Rigid’ In Qualcomm IPR
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board used an "overly rigid approach" when concluding a Qualcomm Inc. patent for selecting personalized content on a mobile device [...]
Brand Battles: Law Firms Claw Over ‘Lion’ Trademark
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, a law firm called Aslan Law is battling over another firm's [...]
CoStar Accuses ‘Free-Riding’ Startup Of ‘Remarkable’ Theft
Commercial real estate information giant CoStar filed a lawsuit Friday in California federal court accusing rival CREXi of instituting a widescale theft of its online [...]
Merck Urges Justices To Save Historic $2.5B Patent Verdict
A Merck & Co. unit has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to answer key questions related to whether a hepatitis C treatment patent is invalid [...]
Spotify Wants Claims From ‘Cryptic’ Music Rights Group Cut
Spotify urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to cut back unfair competition claims from a 21-year-old behind a music rights organization separately suing all the [...]
DLA Piper Looks To Sink Suit Over Dropped Tech Client
DLA Piper's Canadian arm urged a Florida federal court on Friday to allow it to exit a technology company's malpractice suit, arguing the company waited [...]
Lyft Says New Arguments Doom Ride-Hailing Patent Appeal
Lyft has urged the Federal Circuit to uphold a decision that claims of a ride-sharing technology patent invented by a retired Georgia Tech professor are [...]
Poultry Co. Can’t Get Patent Claim Case Revived At Fed. Circ.
The Federal Circuit has refused to breathe new life into a poultry industry equipment supplier's false advertising suit claiming a rival falsely marketed its products [...]
Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 25: Anonymous Precedential Decision Nominations at the PTAB, CAFC Rules on IPR Prior Art Estoppel in District Court and DOJ Issues Section 230 Proposals
This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP administration releases draft provisions on the protection of geographical indications; Chief APJ Scott Boalick announces a [...]
COVID-19’s Influence On IPR Has Diminished
Recent decisions suggest that the effects of COVID-19 are less influential in inter partes review decision making before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and [...]
Mishcon Sheds Case Alleging Ex-Attys ‘Abandoned’ IP Suit
An Illinois federal judge has tossed a Chicago motor company's case accusing international law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP of abandoning its trade secrets infringement [...]

IP Australia – New Trade Mark Fees Effective 1 October 2020

In 2019, IP Australia conducted reviews of its fee schedules in consultation with various stakeholders. The results of the extensive, 19-month review were finalised and released on 7 August 2020. IP Australia announced that the updated fee schedules will apply commencing 12 AM AEST on 1 October 2020. The new fees will impact charges payable […]

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ATMOSS: The Australian Trade Mark Database

The primary function of a trade mark is to designate the origin of products and services so that your customers can reliably find products and services. A business, whether it be for products, for services, or both, needs to have a name because it is a sign as to how we identify a brand. Of […]

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IP Report 2020 on Trade Mark Filing Statistics in Australia and Overseas

A trade mark is a way for customers to recognize your unique product or service from your competitors. A trade mark is not just ‘a logo’, it is your brand. It can be in the form of a letter, word, phrase, number, sound, shape, smell, logo, movement, picture, aspect of packaging, or a combination of […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Overturns USPTO Trade Mark Refusal Against Booking.com

Booking.com is an Amsterdam based digital travel company that provides online hotel and travel reservation services. It also maintains the same domain name for its website. About a decade ago, Booking.com filed trademark applications for four marks, each with distinct designs but all containing the term “Booking.com”. Unfortunately, the USPTO Examination Attorney refused the applications […]

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European Union (EU) Individuals and California Residents Privacy Policy

A privacy policy is a form of disclosure as to how companies and establishments collect and use their clients’ personal information. This spans from the basics such as a person’s name, age, and contact details, to more complicated details like financial records, travel and medical histories, and other sensitive information. Each country has a different […]

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Author’s Copyright Protection

The author/s of a work is the first owner of copyright in that work. The rule originated in the Statute of Anne (Copyright Act 1710 passed by the Parliament of Great Britain) and is reflected today in s35 of the Copyright Act 1968(Cth). Exceptions to the rule apply in respect of works produced by employee […]

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ACCC Putting Foot Down, Demanding Transparency and Accountability from APRA

There are many copyright users who wish to make use of copyright works under a statutory licence or a voluntary licence scheme. These types of licence are administered by collecting societies who collect licence fees from copyright users. Collecting societies act as “one stop shops” for the licensing of various types of copyright works and […]

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New Privacy Law Regime – $10 million in Penalties

The Federal Government has announced important changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). These include supplemental powers for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and stringent financial penalties for the misuse of personal information. The Privacy Act needed a more current regime in response to the surge of online companies dealing with personal […]

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Google Loses Appeal as French Courts Uphold a Monster Fine of 50 Million Euros!

France’s Highest Administrative Court (“Conseil d’Etat”) seals with finality the fines imposed by the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”). The CNIL sought to fine Google LLC (“Google”) under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). In May of 2018, the non-profit associations None Of Your Business (NOYB) of Austria and La Quadrature du […]

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Your Legals for Opening a Clothing Store!

Opening a business, and starting your own clothing line, is definitely exciting but it is also hard work. Conceptualising your store, planning your product line and coming up with a business plan is not even half the work. You also need to consider your legals! Choosing a business structure There are various business structures available […]

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