Eleanor Yost

Eleanor Yost

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.Insurance: What You Need to Know About the Newest Internet Domain Name

Yesterday, the new .insurance Internet top-level domain opens up to members of the insurance industry and will be awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Below is what your organization needs to know about...more

5/11/2016 - Domain Names gTLD ICANN Insurance Industry Popular Trademarks

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Cheerleader Apparel Copyright Case

The issue the Supreme Court has agreed to decide involves how to separate the artistic elements of a product’s design from the useful or “utilitarian” elements. That distinction matters for copyright purposes, because to...more

5/5/2016 - Certiorari Cheerleaders Copyright Infringement Copyright Registration SCOTUS Sports Apparel The Copyright Act Uniforms

New PTAB Trial Rules Will Apply to AIA Proceedings Effective May 2

Early last year, the USPTO released a set of “quick fix” changes to AIA trial procedures before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). On August 20, 2015, the USPTO proposed a second set of rule changes that addressed more...more

4/4/2016 - America Invents Act Claim Construction Corporate Counsel Covered Business Method Proceedings Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceeding Patent Litigation Patent Owner Preliminary Response Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Post-Grant Review USPTO Young Lawyers

Federal Circuit Will Not Review PTAB’s Use of the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Claim Construction Standard in Post-Grant...

Yesterday, the Court of the Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided not to review the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) practice of construing patent claim terms under the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI)...more

7/10/2015 - America Invents Act Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Claim Construction Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceeding Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Petition For Rehearing Post-Grant Review USPTO

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB in First Completed Inter Partes Review Appeal

On February 4, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its first precedential decision reviewing a completed inter partes review (IPR) proceeding under the America Invents Act. The Court held...more

2/6/2015 - America Invents Act Appeals Cuozzo Speed Technologies Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceeding Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Prior Art

From .COM to .BANK: What You Need to Know About the Newest Internet Domain Name

In just a few months, the new .BANK Internet domain will open up to members of the financial services community. Many banks are already planning on taking advantage of this change and applying for this new verified, secure...more

2/2/2015 - Banks Domain Names Financial Institutions gTLD Trademarks

Federal Circuit Provides Additional Guidance on Litigation Stays Pending USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings

The Federal Circuit reversed yet another denial of a motion to stay pending a USPTO post-grant trial, this time involving a case pending in the District of Delaware. In its decision,Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus...more

12/2/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Motion To Stay Patent Litigation Patents Post-Grant Review USPTO Validity

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Second Anniversary: Reflections and Strategies For The Years Ahead

What a difference two years can make. In 2012, the America Invents Act (“AIA”) created new proceedings to challenge the validity of claims in issued patents. These proceedings are administered by the United States...more

9/24/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceeding Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-in-Suit Post-Grant Review USPTO

Federal Circuit: Eastern District of Texas Should Have Stayed Litigation Pending USPTO Covered Business Method Review Proceeding

Covered Business Method Review (CBM) proceedings for challenging patents at the USPTO are more attractive than ever now that the Federal Circuit reversed an Eastern District of Texas judge’s denial of a motion to stay pending...more

7/14/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Covered Business Method Proceedings Motion To Stay Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

Liberty Mutual Achieves Total Knockout of Progressive Patents in Series of Post-Grant CBM Proceedings

A recent dispute involving major automobile insurance companies resulted in the invalidation of five patents through the initiation of post-grant Covered Business Method Patent Review proceedings. The dispute demonstrates...more

5/20/2014 - America Invents Act Auto Insurance Covered Business Method Patents Covered Business Method Proceedings Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Obviousness Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

PTAB Invalidates Patent in First Final Written Decision in New Inter Partes Review Proceeding

The PTAB issued its first final written decision in the new Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) post-grant proceeding on November 13, 2013, invalidating the claims under review. In its decision, the PTAB rejected patent owner...more

11/19/2013 - Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceeding Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

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