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Warner Defeated in a Trademark Opposition over Tweety Bird, Japan Patent Office (JPO) Dismisses the Action

Until 1997, Japan followed the examples of major industrialized countries regarding trademark law. They offered a pre-registration trademark opposition system, which allowed for filing ...

CNN Sued by FreePlay Music Over Alleged Copyright Infringement Facing a $17.4 Million Lawsuit

  Just last week, CNN made headlines by being in the center of them instead of being behind them as usual. The Rolling Stone magazine broke the news that the Cable News Network...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Case

CASE OF THE WEEK Treehouse Avatar LLC v. Valve Corp., Appeal No. 2022-1171 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 30, 2022) In the only precedential patent opinion issued by the Federal Circuit this week...

Female Entrepreneurs are Building Lifechanging Businesses. They Need Intellectual Property Protections to Do it.

As a woman who has spent her career as a serial entrepreneur and fighter for women entrepreneurs, I was appalled to read a recent letter from 100 members of Congress calling on Health...

Expert Testimony Inconsistent With Agreed-Upon Claim Construction Is Properly Stricken

Written by: Brianne M. Kingery & Jeremy Anapol TREEHOUSE AVATAR LLC v. VALVE CORPORATION Before Lourie, Reyna, and Stoll. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Western ...

Global intellectual property (IP) filings for patents, trademarks and designs reached new heights in 2021, showing the resilience of the global... Read More »
Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), a global healthcare company, today announced that it has been named the winner in three categories at the 10th annual LMG... Read More »
Written by: Nefi R. Oliva & Daniel P. Hughes CUPP COMPUTING AS v. TREND MICRO INC. [OPINION] Before Dyk, Taranto, and ... Read More »
Written by: Matthew Pham & Hans L. Mayer AMERICAN NATIONAL v. SLEEP NUMBER CORPORATION [OPINION]- PRECEDENTIAL Before Stoll... Read More »
There had been only two cases where damages over $2 billion have been awarded in a patent litigation case, in Pfizer vs Teva... Read More »
In early September we released our sixth annual IPR Intelligence Report 2022. The report reviewed IPR activity in the past five years and covered... Read More »
Circuit courts have struggled for decades to adopt a uniform approach for when to apply the Lanham Act extraterritorially. That struggle may end soon. In ... Read More »
I. Enforcement Relief and Trademarks Assuming the gravity of a trademark infringement does not rise to the level of a criminal referral, both... Read More »
Guarding intellectual property (IP), especially product formulas, and committing to as low a minimum order as possible are two major considerations for... Read More »
The global insurance brokerage and consulting firm, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has acquired a North Carolina-based intellectual property insurance... Read More »
  Just last week, Kanye West was once again sued over copyright infringement related to sampling. The lawsuit is similar to... Read More »
Written by:Brandon G. Smith Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) announced on November 1, 2022, that it will... Read More »
Dyk, J. Reversing grant of motion to dismiss, due to lack of standing, and remanding. The district court found that the patent owner had granted an... Read More »
Just last week, Apple settled a lawsuit filed by Pinn Inc., that targeted its AirPods accusing them of patent infringement. It all started ... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK In re: Apple Inc., Appeal No. 2022-162 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 8, 2022) In our Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit... Read More »
Fenwick intellectual property partner Carl Morales will moderate and litigation partner Ryan Johnson will serve on a panel discussing key issues related... Read More »
Why have you chosen to make your career at Husch Blackwell? After graduating from law school, I took a job with a boutique intellectual property... Read More »
  Just last week, a new complaint was filed in the California Central District Court that initiated a lawsuit arguing patent, ... Read More »
In early September, we published our sixth annual IPR Intelligence report. This popular report covers the IPR landscape by providing high-level... Read More »
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