Jedediah Wakefield

Jedediah Wakefield

Fenwick & West LLP

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Litigation Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Raises the Stakes in Trademark Proceedings at the TTAB

This week, the Supreme Court issued an important ruling that will significantly impact the way parties handle trademark disputes in the United States. The opinion in B&B Hardware, Inv. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 575 U.S....more

3/31/2015 - B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries Issue Preclusion Lanham Act Legal History Likelihood of Confusion Popular SCOTUS Trademark Infringement Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2014

The America Invents Act (AIA) came into law back in September 2011, but it was not until last March that its provisions were completely phased in. The changes last year included not only the switch from a “first-to-invent” to...more

2/25/2014 - America Invents Act Beastie Boys CLS Bank v Alice Corp Copyright Covered Business Method Patents EU European Commission Fair Use First-to-File First-to-Invent GoldieBlox Inter Partes Review Proceedings Irreparable Harm Patents Post-Grant Review PTO SCOTUS STEM Trade Secrets Trademark Litigation

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2013

In This Bulletin: - Just Moot It: Supreme Court in Already v. Nike Clarifies When a Covenant Not to Sue Can Kill a Declaratory Judgment Case - Murky Waters: Post-Approval Regulatory Activities and the §...more

4/4/2013 - Covenant Not to Sue Drug Manufacturers FDA Generic Drugs Mootness Nike Public Performance Rights Safe Harbors SCOTUS Standing Trade Secrets Trademarks Transfer of Venue

Just Moot It: Supreme Court in Already v. Nike Clarifies When a Covenant Not to Sue Can Kill a Declaratory Judgment Case

In 2007, the Supreme Court in MedImmune v. Genentech broadened the scope of declaratory judgment jurisdiction, making it easier for parties fearing IP claims to bring defensive lawsuits. Last week, the Court made it easier...more

1/15/2013 - Already LLC Article III Covenant Not to Sue Declaratory Judgments Infringement Justiciable Controversy Mootness Nike SCOTUS Standing Subject Matter Jurisdiction Trade Dress Trademarks Voluntary Cessation

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