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CASE OF THE WEEK Chemours Company FC, LLC v. Daikin Industries, Ltd., Appeal Nos. 2020-1289, -1290 (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2021) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal...

3 Steps for an Effective Copyright Protection

One of the basic principles of the Berne Convention is that of “automatic protection”, which means that copyright protection exists automatically from the time a qualifying ...

Last 2018, Sarah Vestal was an IRS employee, and was supposed to be suspended due to her “discourteous and unprofessional conduct.” However, due to her... Read More »
USPTO committed to improve the discoverability, accessibility, and usability of public patents and trademarks. Can a uniform ‘Shepardization’ or... Read More »
Tomorrow, we are releasing our inaugural Trademark Prosecution Intelligence Report. Similar to our other Insight Reports, for this, we evaluated more than 2.6 million ... Read More »
Just last Friday, June 11, the U.S District Court for the Northern District of California’s grant of a motion to dismiss for Apple and Samsung in a patent... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Ronald Chandler v. Phoenix Services LLC, Appeal No. 2020-1848 (Fed. Cir. June 10, 2021) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal... Read More »
The American television sitcom, Friends, released a special episode, The Reunion, this year. Fans around the world wanted to watch the episode, however, in China... Read More »
Out of 20,000+ patents that Apple Inc. licensed from Qualcomm. Id., Apple is seeking to cancel two in Apple Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc., 992 F.3d 1378 (Fed. Cir. 2021)... Read More »
On June 3, 2021, Conformis continued its patent enforcement efforts involving patient-specific technologies by filing suit... Read More »
Tomorrow, we are releasing our Third Annual Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report, where we have analyzed the patent prosecution data for five consecutive years... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Gilbert P. Hyatt v. Andrew Hirshfeld, Appeal Nos. 2018-2390, -2391, -2392, 2019-1038, -1039, -1049, -1070 (Fed. Cir. June 1, 2021) This... Read More »
Patents on the blockchain? IBM and IPwe are working together to use non-fungible tokens to create wonders on patent monetization. Non-fungible tokens, or NFT, works... Read More »
The TTAB has affirmed a refusal to register the trade dress configuration mark (see below) of the popular Timberland boot, a wardrobe staple in hip-hop culture (see... Read More »
Next week we are going to release our Third Annual Patent Intelligence Report where we analyze the patent prosecution data, providing different statistics related to... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, Appeal Nos. 2020-1475, -1605 (Fed. Cir. May 28, 2021) In this week’s Case ... Read More »
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC. v. ITC Before Newman, Lourie, and Dyk. Appeal from the ITC. Summary: Patentees cannot escape the bounds of their claims by... Read More »
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY v. BAXTER CORPORATION ENGLEWOOD Before Prost, Clevenger, and Dyk.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary... Read More »
In April 2021, big-box retailer Walmart Apollo, LLC (“Walmart”) filed a trademark opposition against Yeezy LLC’s (“Yeezy”) U.S... Read More »
Are Two Heads Better than One? When faced with parallel PTAB and District Court/ITC proceedings, both patent owners and petitioners alike must decide whether to... Read More »
Earlier this March, we released our second annual ITC Intelligence Report where we examined every ITC investigation and covered high-level statistics about ITC... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Trimble Inc. v. PerDiemCo LLC, Appeal No. 2019-2164 (Fed. Cir. May 12, 2021) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit... Read More »
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