Lynn Rzonca

Lynn Rzonca

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Federal Circuit Limits On-Sale Bar’s Reach

If you were concerned that outsourcing the manufacture of your invention before you filed your patent application triggered a "sale" that could put your patent at risk, you can rest easy. In The Medicines Company v....more

7/14/2016 - ANDA Generic Drugs Hospira On-Sale Bar Patent Applications Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents Prescription Drugs Suppliers Third-Party Relationships

Give me an S-C-O-T-U-S! Supreme Court To Decide Apparel Copyright Case

Straight off the heels of a 2-1 Sixth Circuit decision protecting copyright in design elements of cheerleading uniforms, the U.S. Supreme Court today decided to consider the issue of when a useful article is protectable under...more

5/3/2016 - Cheerleaders Copyright Fashion Branding Fashion Design Fashion Industry SCOTUS The Copyright Act Uniforms

FTC Enforcement Action Highlights Advertising Risks for Retailers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced an enforcement action against Lord & Taylor, a retail department store, for allegedly deceiving consumers by not disclosing paid endorsements and promotions during a social...more

3/21/2016 - Commercial Marketing Disclosure FTC Internet Marketing Native Advertising Online Advertisements Retailers Social Media Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Internet of Things: Federal Agencies Offer Privacy and Data Security Best Practices

The recently released Federal Trade Commission staff report, Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World, provides companies with insight into the FTC's consumer privacy and data security expectations for the...more

1/30/2015 - Best Practices Cybersecurity Data Protection FTC Internet Internet of Things Popular

The America Invents Act (AIA) Affects Design Patents, Too

Over the last few years, companies have increasingly recognized the value of design patents, which are directed to the ornamental (non-functional) appearance of a product....more

7/23/2013 - America Invents Act Design Patent First-to-File Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Post-Grant Review Tax Reform USPTO

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