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Post Grant Review Offers Increased Options for Challenging Patents

Cantor Colburn Litigation Partner Andrew C. Ryan and Associate Chad A. Dever wrote the article, "A New Era in Intellectual Property Law," published by The Connecticut Law Tribune on December 29, 2014. The article focuses on two…more

Purple Book Launches New Chapter in Generic Drugs

Biologically-derived therapeutic agents or “biologics” are a large and growing part of the pharmaceutical sector, and until recently there was no legal pathway for the approval of generic versions. That changed with the passage…more

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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
| Intellectual Property

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
| Intellectual Property

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
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