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Did Donald Trump Register 'Make America Great Again' in 2012?

In November 2012, a full election cycle before he became president, Donald Trump signed an application to trademark his now-ubiquitous campaign slogan “Make America Great...

ARENDI S.A.R.L. v. GOOGLE LLC

Federal Circuit Summary Before Newman, Bryson, and Moore.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Prosecution disclaimer occurred when an applicant explained...

Patexia Chart 51: David vs. Goliath, Outperforming AM LAW 100

Two weeks ago, we released the list of Best Performing law firms in IPR. We also identified couple of firms with less than 10 attorneys, which had outperformed AM Law 100 firms. These...

Are You Sure You Own That Patent?

In the United States, employers don’t own an employee’s or consultant’s inventions unless the employee/consultant signs an agreement transferring his or her ownership ...

Legal Perspective: TC Heartland: Patent trolls lose Texas court venue advantage

As a patent owner, deciding where to sue an alleged infringer is a matter of major strategic importance. Federal law mandates that all patent infringement cases be filed in federal...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

CASE OF THE WEEK Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green Shades Software, Inc., Appeal No. 2017-1452 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 14, 2018) In Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green Shades Software, Inc., the...

Federal Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction

Macom Tech. Sols. Holdings, Inc. v. Infineon Techs. AG, No. 2017-1448, (Fed. Cir. Jan. 29, 2018) (Before Prost, C.J., Wallach, and Stoll, J.) (Opinion for the court, Prost, C.J.)...

Do You Really Want to File for Pharma Patent Protection in Canada, India or Ecuador?

IPO Letter Reports Weaknesses in IP Protection Around the World In a 27 page letter dated February 8, 2018 and sent to Sue Chang at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the...

Bank of America Has Filed More Cryptocurrency Patents Than Any Other Company

Think of cryptocurrency developers and names like Satoshi Nakamoto, Gavin Andresen, and Nick Szabo spring to mind. Individuals who place principles ahead of profit and are more aligned ...

As of January 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved nine biosimilars—highly similar copies of expensive biologic drugs used to treat cancer... Read More »
In November 2012, a full election cycle before he became president, Donald Trump signed an application to trademark his now-ubiquitous campaign slogan “Make... Read More »
Two recent Federal Circuit decisions in the U.S., both penned by Judge Moore, significantly raise the bar for accused infringers seeking to invalidate patents on... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Newman, Bryson, and Moore.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Prosecution disclaimer occurred when... Read More »
Two weeks ago, we released the list of Best Performing law firms in IPR. We also identified couple of firms with less than 10 attorneys, which had outperformed AM Law ... Read More »
In the United States, employers don’t own an employee’s or consultant’s inventions unless the employee/consultant signs an agreement transferring his ... Read More »
A federal judge recently overturned a jury verdict that required Gilead Sciences to pay $2.54 billion over charges that its blockbuster hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs... Read More »
As a patent owner, deciding where to sue an alleged infringer is a matter of major strategic importance. Federal law mandates that all patent infringement cases... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green Shades Software, Inc., Appeal No. 2017-1452 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 14, 2018) In Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green Shades ... Read More »
CRISPR-Cas9 is heralded as a revolutionary gene editing technology that is regularly hitting the headlines for both its scientific promise and fiercely fought patent... Read More »
Macom Tech. Sols. Holdings, Inc. v. Infineon Techs. AG, No. 2017-1448, (Fed. Cir. Jan. 29, 2018) (Before Prost, C.J., Wallach, and Stoll, J.) (Opinion for the court... Read More »
IPO Letter Reports Weaknesses in IP Protection Around the World In a 27 page letter dated February 8, 2018 and sent to Sue Chang at the Office of the U.S. Trade... Read More »
The Las Vegas Valley is full of creative thinkers and new ideas. Attorneys involved in protecting those ideas estimate that as many as 1 million new concepts for... Read More »
Think of cryptocurrency developers and names like Satoshi Nakamoto, Gavin Andresen, and Nick Szabo spring to mind. Individuals who place principles ahead of profit and ... Read More »
Federal Circuit to Consider PTAB Sovereign Immunity Defense State-affiliated entities enjoy immunity from suit in federal courts under the 11th amendment. To... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto. Appeal from the District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Summary:  Allegations in the ... Read More »
A closely watched case on sovereign immunity, Reactive Surfaces Ltd., LLP, v. Toyota Motor Corp., IPR2017-00572, has now been terminated by the patent owner’s... Read More »
Social media companies like Facebook aren’t immune to patent trolls or infringement and there are important lessons for inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs... Read More »
On January 12, 2018, Judge David P. Shaw issued an order denying Complainant Wirtgen America, Inc.’s (“Wirtgen America”) motion for summary... Read More »
Last week we released the list of best performing law firms in Inter-Partes Review (IPR), which created some excitement in IP community and we were asked by our... Read More »
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