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Design Patent Protection for Fashion

On May 12, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued over 700 new design patents.  Fashion-related designs figured prominently among the new patent grants...

Illumina v. Ariosa – Fed. Cir. Splits a Fine s. 101 Hair

Until I read that another commentator wrote that the split panel decision in Illumina v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Appeal No. 2019-1419 (Fed. Cir., March 17, 2020) struck a hopeful note in...

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Coronavirus and its global impact have affected almost every sector of the economy. With all of the job losses and the continued lockdown in more than 80% of US... Read More »
On January 15, 2020, President Trump signed a lengthy “Economic and Trade Agreement Between the Government of the [US] and the Government of [P. R. of... Read More »
A couple of weeks ago, we reported the quarterly numbers for patent litigation. To our surprise, we noticed a 22 percent jump in district court patent litigation in... Read More »
A federal court in Wisconsin recently awarded Ultratec, Inc. and Captel, Inc. more than $5.4 million in damages, based on a patent infringement claim brought against... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC v. Nanya Technology Corporation, Appeal No. 2018-1581, -1582 (Fed. Cir. May 30, 2019) In the only... Read More »
An Illinois jury awarded football equipment manufacturer, Riddell, $5 million in patent damages against Kranos Corporation, doing business as Schutt Sports.  The ... Read More »
Subcommittee to Tackle 101? Late last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced the formation of an Intellectual Property (IP) Subcommittee. The Senate... Read More »
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a report on an investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology ... Read More »
On June 25th, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare forms of... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Lourie, Dyk, and Hughes.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Summary: (1) ... Read More »
Senseonics recently received Premarket Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System... Read More »
Moldex-Metric, Inc. filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against McKeon Products.  Moldex-Metric asserted that McKeon infringed its unregistered trade dress... Read More »
Nike filed a lawsuit against Puma on May 3, 2018 in the District Court of Massachusetts accusing Puma of infringing over 40 claims of seven utility patents.  The ... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Prost, Newman, Lourie, Dyk, Moore, O’Malley, Reyna, Wallach, Taranto, Chen, Hughes, and Stoll. On petition for rehearing en... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Lourie, Reyna, and Chen.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). Summary: Nothing in §... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Reyna, Taranto, and Hughes. Appeal from the Northern District of California. Summary: Failure to use the word... Read More »
In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is a recent development in reproductive technology, and has been used for creating mouse embryos in vitro. IVG includes obtaining cells... Read More »
In Core Wireless Licensin g S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that user interface claims are patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101... Read More »
On March 6, 2018 the USPTO announced that it has started a pilot program that makes it easy to report specimens that have been digitally created, altered or... Read More »
In two recent cases, the Federal Circuit addressed the role of factual questions in resolving patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  The first case was... Read More »
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