Jeremy Spier

Jeremy Spier

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

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International Design Patent Filing Option Available May 13, 2015, to U.S. Filers

Beginning May 13, 2015, U.S. applicants will be able to file international design patent applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, U.S. design patents resulting from applications filed on or...more

5/12/2015 - Design Patent Hague Agreement Patent Applications Patents USPTO

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rules That Juries Should Decide Trademark Tacking

In its first substantive trademark ruling in more than a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held on January 21, in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank et al., No. 13-1211, that tacking – which is whether two trademarks...more

1/26/2015 - Hana Financial v Hana Bank Jury Questions Likelihood of Confusion SCOTUS Tacking Trademarks

What Do You Mean? Nautilus Ruling Holds That a Patent Claim Must Convey with Reasonable Certainty the Scope of the Invention

On June 2, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. that a patent claim may be found indefinite if it fails to convey the scope of the invention “with reasonable certainty” to a person...more

6/4/2014 - Claim Construction Indefiniteness Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Legal Alert: Better Luck Next Time? Trial Judge Rejects RICO Claim Against Innovatio IP Ventures, Wireless Hot Spot NPE

For those interested in the unique legal issues presented by the licensing and litigation efforts of non-practicing entities, the Chicago-based litigation involving non-practicing entity Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC, has...more

2/8/2013 - Breach of Contract False Statements Licenses Non-Practicing Entities Patents RICO

A New Design Patent International Filing Treaty

A new system for international design patent registration will greatly benefit design innovators through cost and timing efficiencies. In December 2012, President Obama signed into law the Patent Law Treaties Implementation...more

1/5/2013 - Design Patent Patents Registration Treaties World Intellectual Property Organisation

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