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Design Patent Case Digest: Kedem, LLC v. Team International Group of America, Inc.

Decision Date: January 30, 2015 - Court: Southern District of Florida - Patents: D686,869; D694,057 - Holding: Defendant’s motion for summary judgment DENIED - Opinion: Kedem, LLC owns U.S. Design…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Generic Top Level Domains - Current Sunrise Periods Open

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Suprema, Inc. v. International Trade Commission Rehearing en banc

Court considers whether the U.S. International Trade Commission has authority over allegations of induced infringement and infringement of method-of-use claims by importers. Procedural Background - Suprema v. ITC…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Supports USPTO Rules in Post-Grant Proceedings

On February 4, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued a 2-1 precedential opinion in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, Appeal No. 14-1301 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 4, 2014), in which it affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

New Year – Consider a Trademark Audit

A trademark is an intangible asset of the company that, like most assets, should be audited periodically. Ideally, a trademark audit examines and evaluates the strengths, weaknesses, and relative value of a company's trademarks…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Anatomy of a Protectable Slogan: JE SUIS CHARLIE versus THIS SICK BEAT

In our 140-character world, slogans and rallying cries have become a popular shorthand to signify support for the emotion of the moment. As such slogans capture our national attention, it is virtually inevitable that the next…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

MarkIt to Market - January 2015

The January issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to MarketTM newsletter comments on the trend of seeking to register popular slogans as trademarks, supplies a template for auditing your trademark rights, and gives an updated list of…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Practice Considerations Post Teva v. Sandoz

In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op. 574 U.S. __ (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that underlying factual issues resolved while formally construing a disputed patent claim term at the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Energy Management Patent Triggers a Covered Business Method Review

Faced with a patent threat, renewable energy and climate change companies may have a new defense option – a Covered Business Method (CBM) proceeding. Ushered in less than 2 years ago as part of comprehensive patent reform…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property

Design Patent Case Digest: Anderson v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Decision Dates: September 25, 2013 and July 10, 2014 - Court: W.D. Washington and Federal Circuit - Patent: D401,328 - Holding: Defendant’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings GRANTED; Complaint DISMISSED;…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Can Digital Healthcare Innovation Be Patented? Eligibility of Digital Healthcare Technologies Under the New USPTO Eligibility Guidelines

Digital healthcare, the confluence of digital technology with medical and other biological fields, has become an ever-increasing presence in our daily lives. Ideas that seemed nearly impossible just a few years ago (such as…more
| Civil Procedure, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Design Patent Case Digest: Robinson v. JoeyBra LLC

Decision Date: May 8, 2013 and June 3, 2014 Court: W.D. Virginia - Patent: D448,541 - Holding: Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of order denying preliminary injunction - DENIED. Defendant’s motion for fees…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

USPTO Takes on Deadwood

For several years now, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been concerned about the amount of "deadwood" on the U.S. trademark Register – registrations that remain in force, but cover marks that are not actually in…more
| Intellectual Property

USPTO Fees Reduced for 2015

Effective January 17, 2015, the USPTO has announced a number of fee reductions for 2015, including a $50 reduction in the cost to file electronic applications ..…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Generic Top Level Domains - Current Sunrise Periods Open

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods. Please see our…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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