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New Vision Asks Fed. Circ. For Boundaries In Arthrex Remand
New Vision Gaming & Development Inc. has asked the Federal Circuit to reconsider its Dec. 3 order remanding two Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions [...]
11th Circ. Backs Hollister's $9M Win In Incontinence IP Row
The Eleventh Circuit has upheld medical device maker Hollister Inc.'s $9.2 million win in a fraud suit against Zassi Holdings Inc. over a bowel management [...]
Justices Urged To Undo Fed. Circ.'s Qualcomm Ruling
A trio of intellectual property lobbying groups, software company Thales and United Patents LLC told the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a Federal Circuit ruling [...]
'Godzilla' Producers Swiped Sequel Character, Suit Says
A Denver-based media company has accused the producers behind a recent "Godzilla" movie of brazenly featuring its mountain monster character in the film without permission, [...]
Toyota, Subaru, BlackBerry Hit With Software IP Suit In EDTX
Toyota, Subaru and BlackBerry have been hit in the Eastern District of Texas with a lawsuit accusing them of making cars that infringe a patent [...]
Albright's Caseload Prompts Court Admin To Eye WDTX Policy
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' Judicial Conference will review whether Western District of Texas policy needs to change to stop litigants from picking [...]
Apple Sues Ericsson, Ramping Up FRAND Fight In Texas
Apple has filed a new lawsuit in Texas federal court that claims its iPhones don't infringe a collection of Ericsson standard essential patents on 5G [...]
AbbVie Urges ITC To Block Humira Rival Over Trade Secrets
AbbVie Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports of Alvotech's biosimilar version of the best-selling biologic Humira, claiming the Icelandic company [...]
Emerging Arbitration Issues In Outsourcing Disputes
William Tanenbaum and Alan Kolod at Moses & Singer offer a series of pandemic-era tips for arbitration proceedings to settle disputes between outsourcing providers and [...]
Del. Judge Upholds Claims In Opioid Drug IP But Axes Others
A Delaware federal judge on Monday upheld claims in two patents that BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. accused Alvogen PB Research and Development LLC of infringing [...]
Becoming Harder to Justify a One-Size-Fits-All Patent System
Meanwhile, all patents— good, bad, revolutionary, and stupid— have eroded to the point where continued use of the U.S. patent system must be questioned. Despite [...]
Artist Says Lego Stole Jacket Design Seen On 'Queer Eye'
The artist behind a custom leather jacket featured on Netflix's "Queer Eye" series has slammed Lego with a copyright suit in Connecticut federal court, arguing [...]
Judge Backs $30K In Fees For Alan Parsons' Contempt Effort
A Florida federal magistrate on Monday recommended trimming an attorney's fee request from Grammy Award–winning music veteran Alan Parsons to just under $30,000 to cover [...]
'Pulp Fiction' NFT Lawsuit Presents New IP Battleground
Miramax's recent lawsuit in a California federal court to stop Quentin Tarantino from selling nonfungible tokens attached to scenes from "Pulp Fiction" offers an opportunity [...]
Procopio Adds IP Litigation Partner In Silicon Valley
California-based Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP added a veteran intellectual property attorney to its Silicon Valley office with experience litigating in both federal courts [...]
NJ Judge Won't Toss FCA Suit Over J&J Unit's Cancer Drug
A New Jersey federal judge refused to release a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical unit and affiliates from a patent attorney's False Claims Act lawsuit over [...]
Embracing ESG: Whirlpool CLO Talks Structural Improvement
As the global understanding of what it means to measurably make a positive societal and environmental impact evolves, creating a solid governance structure, backed up [...]
4 Big Issues That Shaped The PTAB In 2021
While the Patent Trial and Appeal Board spent most of the year waiting for the Biden administration to name a new director for the U.S. [...]
US TV Studios Win Another Suit Against Pirate Websites
Disney, Columbia Pictures and other major entertainment studios scored another win Monday in their fight against illegal streaming platforms as a London judge granted website [...]
Christmas Gifts for Patent Attorneys in 2021: From Tools for Psychic Clarity to Fun Ways to Celebrate Science
The year 2021 has been a relatively good one for proponents of improving scientific innovation by way of protections for patent rights. Several breakthrough COVID-19 [...]
Fed. Circ. Written Description Scrutiny Has Lessons For Attys
Two recent Federal Circuit decisions finding drug patents invalid for not adequately describing the claimed invention highlight how important it is to review patent applications [...]
Moderna Backs Off COVID Vaccine Patent In Dispute With NIH
Moderna announced Friday that it has delayed pursuing a patent on its COVID vaccine while it disputes the National Institutes of Health's contention that the [...]
The Most (Potentially) Consequential ITC Decisions of 2021
This has been a year full of ups and downs, including at the International Trade Commisison (ITC). The ITC has stayed open for business, instituting [...]
Flatfee is Seeking a Remote Trademark Attorney
Flatfeecorp is seeking a Trademark Attorney. Flatfeecorp is looking to add to its team a freelance (1099) Trademark Manager and is interested in candidates with [...]
Australian Trade Mark Database

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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5 IP Protection Mantras Every Business Should Follow

Intellectual property (IP) is a very important part of a business’ framework. It’s made up of all the ideas and information that build your business, making it a very valuable asset. Like other valuables, you should be protecting your business’ IP. Here are 5 ways you can do it: 1. Audit your trade marks Branding […]

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