Patrick Woolley

Patrick Woolley

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Use it or Lose It: Abandoning Your Brand Can Have Dire Consequences

Trademark rights arise out of use in commerce, and can provide protection for your name, brand, and reputation in the community provided, that the marks are continuously used in connection with your goods or services. While...more

2/27/2015 - Abandonment Brand Trademarks Use in Commerce

Security Risks Posed by Mobile Apps: Do You Have a Vetting Process in Place?

As more organizations deploy mobile apps to facilitate their business processes, it is important that those organizations develop a specific app vetting process in order to mitigate the security risks that such apps can...more

2/20/2015 - Best Practices Data Protection Mobile Apps NIST

Are You Ready to "Party Like It's 1989"? Be Sure to Get Taylor Swift's Permission First

Famous country-music-turned-pop-star Taylor Swift made headlines recently when she filed a slew of trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for various lyrics from her latest album, entitled...more

2/13/2015 - IP Portfolio Music Music Industry Strategic Planning Taylor Swift Trademarks USPTO

Court Rules PTAB Decision to Institute AIA Review Is Final, Cannot be Appealed

In the first-ever ruling in an appeal of an American Invents Act review decision, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed last week that a speed limit indicator patent is invalid. As an initial issue in the decision on...more

2/12/2015 - America Invents Act Appeals Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Cuozzo Speed Technologies Patent Infringement Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Prior Art

USPTO Provides Example Patent Eligible Software Claims

After the Alice decision last summer by the Supreme Court, a large number of business method and software patents have been invalidated or found unpatentable by federal courts and the Patent Office as being drawn to abstract...more

2/5/2015 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Covered Business Method Patents Interim Guidance Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular Software USPTO

SCOTUS Today: New Legal Criteria, Final Authority on Trademark Tacking

Yesterday, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sotomayor, the U.S. Supreme Court in Hana Financial., Inc. v. Hana Bank et al. decided that trademark tacking is a question of fact to be decided by juries, and that the...more

1/22/2015 - Hana Financial v Hana Bank Jury Questions Likelihood of Confusion SCOTUS Tacking Trademarks

CRS Report To Congress On Internet Governance

On November 13, 2013, the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") issued a report to Congress entitled "Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress." The focus of the report is the United States'...more

12/11/2013 - Domain Names gTLD ICANN Intergovernmental Agreements International Trade Disputes Internet Technology Telecommunications

The Future Of Patentable DNA: A Myriad Of Possibilities

In This Issue: - Summary - Case Analysis - Implications ..Prokaryotic Nucleic Acid Sequences ..Short Segments of Eukaryotic DNA ..Promoters/Regulatory regions ..Isolated Proteins ...more

7/9/2013 - AMP v Myriad DNA Genetic Materials Myriad Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents USPTO

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