Post-Grant Insights: The Need for Seamless Coordination of District Court & PTAB Litigation
IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is it Litigation or Something Else?
Post-Grant Insights: The Preparation and Pace of the PTAB
2014 IP Record Shows Continued Growth for Design Patent Filings
Controlling the Cost of Patent Litigation
Post-Grant Insights: The Impact of PTAB Appeals on the Federal Circuit
.bit: Why Brands Need to Pay Attention
Post-Grant Insights: Key Considerations in PTAB Oral Hearings
Post-Grant Insights: What claims to include in your PTAB petition
Polsinelli Podcasts - Removing Caps on Punitive Damages: What is the Impact on Business?
IP|Trend: Dust up After the Breach
Thinking Compliance When Protecting Your Ideas Internationally
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
Protecting Trade Secrets During Business Collaboration
IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is It Still Right For You?
IS THE A IN ANDA BEGINNING TO MEAN ANTITRUST?
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Bill Beutler on Editing Wikipedia
Inter Partes Review Appeals: What You Need to Know
The AIA Has Moved the Cheese
Consumer protection concerns about the increasing practice of making misleading or false claims that a product or service is eco-friendly is now subjecting brand owners to heightened scrutiny when seeking to register...more
In This Issue:
- IN THE SPOTLIGHT
..Standard CGL Policy Form Adds Data Breach Coverage Exclusion
- LIFE INSURANCE
..Class Claims Against Lincoln National Barred in Section 419 Action – Again
As we reported in our July 2 client alert, the Supreme Court has granted a petition for certiorari seeking a determination of whether likelihood of confusion findings by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB") are...more
When making an advertisement, what is okay?
• Identifying a competitor’s product in the advertisement to make a true comparison
• Making a true statement about your product or a competitor’s product that is...more
Continuing a trend that began in 2006 with the Supreme Court’s decision in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ended the practice of presuming irreparable harm in Lanham Act...more
Patent trolls, or more politely, Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), are firms that collect “license” fees on patent rights by threatening lawsuits. Rarely do NPEs make any products, provide any services or operate any systems...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Washington, D.C., has ?dismissed the appeal of MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC from an order of the United States District Court in Vermont that favored the...more
Ninth Circuit Finds No TCPA Vicarious Liability for Taco Bell for Texts Sent By Franchisee -
On July 2, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Thomas v. Taco Bell Corp. that is certain to give heart...more
Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and...more
Federal Circuit Leaves Cobra Golf Co. in the Rough -
It's dormie. On Eighteen. You're in great shape, having hit a solid drive, leaving yourself a fairway lie and a mid-iron into a back-right Sunday pin. Feeling good...more
Don’t Forget: FTC Settlement Over Memory Claims -
The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement – which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline – reached a settlement with the Federal Trade...more
The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision last week in Pom Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., a case pitting the false advertising provisions of the Lanham Act against the beverage labeling standards of the federal Food Drug...more
In This Issue:
- Scammers Still Be...Scamming
- Contests – Check Rules Before Offering!
- Catalogs as Specimens
- gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
- Excerpt from Scammers Still Be...Scamming:
In This Issue:
- Jerked Around? Did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” Complaint Just Turn API Terms Into Federal Law?
- Which Way Is Aereo Pointing? The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Public Performance Copyright Case
We have all seen or heard about them without, perhaps, knowing what they were or for what they stand: the GOOD HOUSEKEEPING seal of approval, UL certified, ENERGY STAR rated, GROWN IN IDAHO potatoes, HARRIS TWEED, and many,...more
Yesterday draft “anti-patent-troll” legislation was put forward in Washington. This is part of a ground swell of opposition to illegitimate patent demand letters from so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs), or “patent...more
NAD Decision Offers Reminder About Use of Before and After Pictures -
“Before” and “after” photos can provide powerful imagery for advertisers. But a recent decision from the National Advertising Division emphasizes...more
On Monday April 21, Pom Wonderful LLC, the maker of a line of POM WONDERFUL® pomegranate juice products, www.pomwonderful.com, and The Coca-Cola Company, which sells MINUTE MAID® juice products, www.minutemaid.com, battled it...more
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell won a major victory in his groundbreaking effort to use state law to crack down on “patent trolls.” In State of Vermont v. MPHJ, LLC, the Vermont federal court has rejected the...more
Key Takeaways -
- The US Supreme Court created a uniform test for standing for false advertising claims under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, resolving a three-way circuit split.
- The new standing test...more
SPECIAL FOCUS: Supreme Court Adopts Broad Standing Test for False Advertising Plaintiffs -
On March 25th, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the test for standing in false advertising cases...more
Printing has not been this interesting since Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert bickered over paper sales and Michael Scott told off-color jokes in “The Office.”
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court stepped into the laser...more
FDA “Dislikes” Drug Company’s Facebook Page -
Switzerland-based IBSA Institut Biochimique SA recently got a thumbs-down from the Food and Drug Administration over a Facebook ad for its hypothyroidism drug, Tirosint,...more
FTC Drives Car-Related False Ad Suit to Settlement -
The Federal Trade Commission recently settled charges with Nissan North America and its advertising agency over deceptive advertising for the Nissan Frontier pickup...more
Earlier this year, we picked mandatory public disclosure laws as a trend to watch in 2014. Developments in California seem to bear that out, and trade secrets owners will want to keep a close eye on the “green chemistry”...more
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