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Blocked! Court finds doggy jerseys obvious

A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit lays out an important two-part test for determining whether a patented design is invalid for being obvious. The court’s application of the test in MRC Innovations,…more
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Developing story on the validity of digital-imaging patents

Abstract: In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that merely requiring generic computer implementation of a business process doesn’t transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention. Less than a…more
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MJ Scores Again

When a Chicago-area grocery store chain used legendary Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan’s identity in its advertising campaign, he responded with a $5 million lawsuit alleging violations of a number of laws. The ad…more
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Go ask Alice - Patentees have a new Supreme Court precedent to consider

Abstract: In a recent decision, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of finding business methods to be patent-ineligible abstract ideas. The Court, however, declined to squarely define “abstract ideas.” This…more
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Trademark Oppositions in the United States of America

Curt Krechevsky presented "Trademark Oppositions in the United States" the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), held in Alicante, Spain in June 2014. Krechevsky chairs Cantor…more
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POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761, June 12, 2014 (Supreme Court)

Juicy Decision FD&C Act doesn’t bar Lanham Act claims

When is a pomegranate-blueberry juice not a pomegranate-blueberry juice? That’s what a district court will get to decide now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling clarifying that the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic…more
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Can an obscure online post constitute prior art?

Abstract: Years ago, the go-to online hangouts were Usenet newsgroups. These discussion forums have now been largely usurped by social networking sites. Nonetheless, this article looks at a case in which an appeals court…more
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Cantor Colburn Ideas in Intellectual Property Law Newsletter June July 2009

Cantor Colburn LLP is pleased to present the June/July 2009 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law. In this issue, we discuss: Ricoh Co., Ltd. v. Quanta Computer Inc., in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal…more
| Intellectual Property

Cantor Colburn LLP Newsletter, Ideas on Intellectual Property Law April May 2009

Induced patent infringement: Opinion of counsel matters (really!) Everyone seems to love a good lawyer joke, but it turns out that failing to obtain an attorney’s opinion is no laughing matter in some patent cases. This…more
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Cantor Colburn Ideas in Intellectual Property Law February March 2009

Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in the February March 2009 issue Cantor Colburn newsletter Ideas in Intellectual Property Law: Don’t get burned Patent’s inequitable conduct defense requires intent and…more
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Ideas on Intellectual Property Law October-November 2007 Issue

In the October/November 2007 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law: - Patented pedals hit the brakes: Supreme Court lowers the "obviousness" bar. - Made in America? Foreign-copied software escapes U.S. patent law. -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ideas on Intellectual Property Law August-September 2007 Issue

In the August/September 2007 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law: - Whose case is it anyway? Patent manager denied standing for infringement suit. - Label fable: Trademark's "use in commerce" must be lawful. -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ideas on Intellectual Property Law June-July 2007 Issue

In the June/July 2007 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law: - License to sue: Supreme Court allows "pay and sue" suits by patent licensees. - Virtually liable: Audi drives away with trademark infringement claim. -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ideas on Intellectual Property Law April-May 2007 Issue

In the April/May 2007 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law: - Dilution confusion? Congress clarifies trademark law - David vs. Goliath: Law firm loses copyright claim against Lexis. - Oops, I did it again: Federal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ideas on Intellectual Property Law February-March 2007 Issue

In the February/March 2007 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law: - Limiting licensees' rights: Court cautions on sublicensing trademark, publicity rights. - Settled or not?: Patentee tries to unmake its bed…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
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