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Cellspin Soft Challenges Denials of USPTO Director Review Under Arthrex and APA
Last week, patent owner Cellspin Soft filed a citation of supplemental authorities  with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) asking the [...]
Machine Learning Models: The Legal Need for Editability (Part I)
A widespread concern with many machine learning models is the inability to remove the traces of training data that are legally tainted. That is, after [...]
Holmes Defends Theranos' 'Aggressive' IP Protection At Trial
Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' cross-examination in her criminal fraud trial wrapped Tuesday, with Holmes conceding that she didn't tell investors Theranos was performing blood tests [...]
Cisco Rival Fights To Keep $2.7B Win Alive At Fed. Circ.
Tech startup Centripetal Networks has put forward its case for keeping alive a $2.7 billion patent judgment it scored against Cisco in Virginia federal court, [...]
Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Teva Challenge To Drug Patent
The Federal Circuit has refused to revive Teva Pharmaceuticals' bid at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to sink a patent covering Corcept Therapeutics Inc.'s [...]
Full Fed. Circ. Told Teva Overreacting In Skinny Label IP Case
Teva's warning that a second split panel decision reviving GlaxoSmithKline's $235 million jury win over its heart failure drug Coreg will have a "seismic" impact [...]
DOJ Issues Revised Draft Joint Policy Statement on Remedies for SEPs Subject to FRAND
The U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division (DOJ) is requesting public comment on a new iteration of the Joint DOJ-USPTO-NIST Policy Statement on Remedies [...]
Like US, Britain Eyes Standard-Essential Patent Reforms
The U.K. government urged the public Tuesday to weigh in on whether it should make any changes to its approach to standard-essential patents, a day [...]
Queer IP Attys Say It's Time To Break Down The L, G, B & T
Queer attorneys on an American Intellectual Property Law Association panel Tuesday encouraged law firms and companies to stop seeing the LGBTQ community as a monolith [...]
Apple Scores PTAB Win In Phone Camera IP Fight
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has wiped out two dozen claims in a Samsung unit's cellphone optical lens system patent challenged by Apple, finding [...]
5th Circ. Weighs Fair Use In School Twitter Infringement Fight
A Fifth Circuit judge seemed unconvinced during oral arguments on Tuesday that a high school softball team's Twitter post containing a passage of a sports [...]
Cannabis Drink Maker Can't Get Rival's Product Blocked
A California federal judge denied a cannabis drink maker's bid for a preliminary injunction in a trademark infringement case against a rival beverage company on [...]
Albright Grants Rare Preliminary Injunction Against Fitness Company
On December 1, Judge Alan Albright, sitting in the Waco Division of the Western District of Texas, granted a preliminary injunction (PI) to Gonza LLC, [...]
Albright Won't Increase $13M Verdict In Payment IP Trial
Cash register manufacturer NCR Corp.'s willful infringement of payment processing patents was not so egregious as to warrant damages on top of a $13 million [...]
Prison Phone Co. Says It's Immune To Rival's Collusion Suit
Prison telephone service provider Global Tel Link Corp. is immune to antitrust claims that it tried to box a rival out of doing business with [...]
$1M Sanction Against Stan Lee's Daughter Flops At 9th Circ.
The Ninth Circuit has refused to back a ruling from a California judge that saddled the daughter of Marvel comic book writer Stan Lee with $1 million in [...]
Solution To Patent Eligibility Quagmire Lies In Concision
A lack of clarity on patent eligibility in court decisions and the examination process has undermined the credibility of the patent system, and a possible [...]
NY Atty Who Missed 7th Circ. Hearing Reprimanded
A New York lawyer has been chastised by the Seventh Circuit for "neglect of her duties" in an appeal of a trademark dispute, after giving [...]
When And How To Depose Fact Witnesses Remotely In 2022
Tim Tryniecki and Thomas Mudd at MG+M offer a series of practice tips for successfully conducting remote depositions of often-inexperienced fact witnesses, as the virtual court [...]
Good Sports: Cleveland MLB and Roller Derby Teams Share GUARDIANS Name
The MLB baseball team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians has a new name that pays homage to the history of Cleveland. The team last [...]
Amazon, Cashmere Group Sew Up IP Suit On Eve Of Trial
A fast-tracked trial was averted late Monday on a cashmere industry group's claims that Amazon.com Inc. sellers are flooding the market with counterfeits of the [...]
Christopher & Weisberg is Seeking a Patent Attorney or Agent (Electrical & Mechanical Field)
Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. is seeking a Patent Attorney or Agent practicing n the Electrical & Mechanical field for the full-time, permanent, in-person position located [...]
DOJ, USPTO Mull Scope Of Remedies For SEP Infringement
The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office floated a new draft policy Monday on standards-essential patents addressing the scope of remedies [...]
Examining the Moderna-NIH COVID-19 Vaccine Debate in the Context of Bayh-Dole
In the wake of the development of COVID-19 vaccines, the Biden-Harris Administration has suggested major shifts in U.S. policy concerning patent protection. In May of [...]

I Want to Be a YouTuber! What IP Legals Should I Know?

The YouTuber The evolution of the video-sharing platform, YouTube, has been an exciting journey to watch. From a place one would share amateur home videos to an advertising channel with a market of millions, it’s incredible to see how people have used YouTube and content creation to create successful careers. When YouTubers such as Timothy […]

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Drone Regulations in Australia

Drone Regulations in Australia  The primary body that regulates drone use is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (‘CASA’), which is primarily focused on the safety aspect of flying drones, or ‘unmanned aircraft’, in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace. The principle regulation that covers drone usage is the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Cth), and in […]

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6 Important Steps in Trade Marking a Brand Name

It is essential for every business to trade mark their brand name because a mark represents your product or service and distinguishes it from other products and services in the market. Registering your trade mark grants you the right to use an identifying sign exclusively, and a registered trade mark also comes along with legal […]

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Mars Touchdown – WISH YOU WERE HERE!

First Mission to Mars in 6 Years It was an exciting morning on 26 November 2018. Just before 7:00am AEDT, NASA’s spacecraft ‘Insight’ barrelled through Mars’ atmosphere at 19,785km per hour and made a successful landing on Mars. Insight sailed 548 million km through deep space, slowed just enough to be able to land by […]

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How Do I Create a Successful Start Up?

Starting Off Right   Like most processes – beginning a start-up is by no means straightforward. There are many factors that can affect whether or not your start-up may be the next huge thing to conquer the market. Whilst there is no ‘right way’ roadmap of instructions, there are things you can do as a […]

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How to Register Your Brand on Amazon Brand Registry

What is Amazon Brand Registry? Amazon Brand Registry is a powerful tool that helps sellers on Amazon protect their brands. The program also assists sellers in identifying potential counterfeit products, with the functionality of being able to report trade mark infringement of other sellers. Sellers enrolled in the Amazon Brand Registry scheme are able to […]

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How do I use Trade Mark Symbols?

The owner of a trade mark is typically asserting trade mark rights to the public through using the ™ symbol which signifies that a given mark is a trade mark.  The ™ symbol is used in connection with unregistered trade marks whereas the ® symbol is used once the trade mark is registered.  What do […]

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Is My Trade Mark Too Descriptive?

Descriptive Trade Marks   The function of a trade mark is to serve as a “badge or origin”. When a trade mark is filed, it gives the applicant exclusive rights and the power to prevent others from using the trade mark in the specific classes it was filed in. It is a sign or symbol […]

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A ‘Good Faith’ Defence to Trade Mark Infringement

There are several defences that can be useful in mounting a challenge against an allegation of trade mark infringement. Though, each defence will need to be assessed on its merits and against the evidence put forward in a trade mark infringement claim. This article considers the ‘good faith’ defence that may be raised in response […]

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EVENT   |   19th November, 2018

Australian Data Summit 2018

Facebook scandal. Cambridge Analytica scandal. Establishment of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation and Australia’s Consumer Data Right. Because of all these, organisations are forced to enable data transparency  and reassess their approach to data management. This November, Akolade’s AUSTRALIAN DATA SUMMIT will bring together both the public and private sector for an exploration of how […]

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