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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

Provisional Patent Applications: What Do They Do For You?

Many inventors express an interest in obtaining a “provisional patent” (yet that doesn’t actually exist). What they’re referring to is known as a provisional patent application. While a seeming trivial word addition, a patent...more

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The fettering of “feta” and other product names under the NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement

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New Zealand has secured a free trade deal with the EU, which is set to remove barriers to trade by eliminating tariffs for certain exporters. As part of the exchange, New Zealand’s existing geographical indications (GIs)...more

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Last Week In The Federal Circuit (June 27 – July 1): Protective Order Pandemonium

Last week’s big news was the anticlimactic end of the American Axle saga.   But the Federal Circuit was hard at work too:  it issued a dozen decisions on a wide variety of subjects.  Below we provide our usual weekly...more

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Federal Circuit Rehearing Panel Vacates its January Decision and Reverses District Court Finding of Sufficient Written Description...

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On June 21, 2022, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”), in Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., granted petition for panel rehearing, vacated its prior decision, and reversed the...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

One Year of Collegiate Athletics Following NCAA v. Alston

The Supreme Court, on June 21, 2021, issued its landmark decision in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston, bringing about fundamental change for collegiate athletes seeking benefits and compensation in...more

International Lawyers Network

High Court of Delhi extends statutory deadline for filing response to FER in European Union’s patent applications

In the recent case of The European Union vs. Union of India and Ors., W.P.(C)-IPD 5/2022 and W.P.(C)-IPD 6/2022, the Petitioner (European Union) filed two writ petitions against two orders passed by the Controller General of...more

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USPTO Registers the Word “THE” as a Trademark for Ohio State

The trademark THE has just been registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) to The Ohio State University (“OSU”) for t-shirts, ballcaps, and hats.  Yikes!  What does this mean for others wanting to...more

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PTAB/USPTO Update - July 2022

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USPTO Leadership - ..In June, USPTO Director Kathi Vidal delivered official remarks at the 2022 Bench & Bar Conference, a PTAB Pro Bono Fireside Chat, the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit, and the AI/ET Partnership Series...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

From Marshall to San Francisco: Transfer Pays Off for Patent Challengers

Eolas Technology filed patent infringement actions against Amazon, Google, and Walmart in the Eastern District of Texas in 2015. The asserted patent generally relates to remote computer systems that allow users at a client...more

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The UK Government Has Published Its ‎Response to Its Consultation on Artificial ‎Intelligence and ‎Intellectual Property

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The UK Government on 28 June 2022 published its response to its Consultation on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and Intellectual Property (“IP”). The Consultation examined three areas of IP where the capability of AI has...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Latest Federal Court Case - July 2022

Static Media LLC v. Leader Accessories LLC, Appeal No. 2021-2303 (Fed. Cir. June 28, 2022)‎ - In last week’s only precedential opinion issued in a patent case, the Federal Circuit reversed contempt and sanctions orders...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Plaintiffs Beware: Is the Defendant a Co-Owner of the Asserted Patent?

In a recent summary judgment order involving patent ownership, District Judge William H. Orrick found that the defendant could not infringe the patent at issue because the defendant co-owns the patent. The plaintiffs, the...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

The U.S. Copyright Office Hires First Chief Economist

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Annual revenues from industries reliant upon the copyright system in the United States hover between $1.2 and $2.5 trillion each year, or between 6% and 12% of the U.S. GDP. Because such a significant portion of the U.S....more

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Patent Poetry: Understanding Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Symbols

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What exactly do intellectual property symbols like © and ™ mean and why are they important? Copyright - The symbol © indicates that copyright protection is claimed for a work of authorship, such as a book, photo,...more

Harness IP

July 4, 2022

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It’s the Fourth of July, 2022, and time to celebrate the holiday, as this blog always does, with patents. We begin with the appropriately named Fourth of July Echinacea, the subject of PP26075, issued November 10,...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

The Compelling Implications of Using a Blockchain to Record and Verify Patent Assignments

Given the recent bust cycle of cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), all things blockchain are currently tainted with words such as "bubble", "scam", and "fraud".  But blockchain technology, which is what enables...more

Kidon IP

Legal Protection for the Software Arts — Part 9

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A widely used method of software protection is through trade secret law under the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) (18 U.S.C. §§ 1831-1839), which was enacted in 1996 and significantly amended on May 11, 2016, by the Defend Trade...more

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Intellectual Property Tools for Protecting Fashion Goods

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Just as every piece of artwork is unique, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to protecting your fashion goods with intellectual property tools. Below are three possible situations in which you can use intellectual...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

NFTs and Your Business – Separating Fact From Fiction

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In this episode, our lawyers discuss non-fungible tokens, better known as NFTs – including defining what an NFT is and is not, how to create one and post it to a marketplace, and the rights and responsibilities of ownership. ...more

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Tarantino Seeks To Dismiss Miramax Lawsuit

Further to our prior post concerning the dispute between Miramax and Quentin Tarantino over who has the right to release NFTs based on the Pulp Fiction screenplay, on June 21, 2022, Tarantino’s legal team filed a motion for...more

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Experience Sharing on Claim Amendments on the Grounds of “Obvious Mistakes”

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I. Background Introduction - In recent years, the number of foreign patent applications entering China exhibits a steady growth on a yearly basis. Foreign applications are required to be translated to Chinese in order to...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Fast and the Furious: Article 76 Proceedings in China Proceed with Speed

Article 76 of the Fourth Amendment1 to the Chinese Patent Law links regulatory approval of a generic drug and patent protection of the brand-name drug. It establishes a legal framework for resolving drug patent disputes...more

American Conference Institute (ACI)

[Virtual Conference] FDA Boot Camp - September 14th - 15th, 8:15 am - 1:30 pm EST

Through nearly 19 years, ACI’s FDA Boot Camp has been the training grounds for life sciences attorneys and executives to master the fundamentals of FDA regulation. Don’t miss your opportunity to join their ranks....more

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New PMPRB regulations registered, in force July 1, 2022, interim approach to pricing announced

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As previously announced, the amended Patented Medicines Regulations will be coming into force on July 1, 2022 in substantially revised form. As we previously reported, the new basket of countries for Patented Medicine Prices...more

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Canada adopts three-step framework for assessing patentable subject matter in Benjamin Moore

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Recently the Federal Court released a decision establishing a new three-step legal framework for assessing patentable subject matter, particularly as it relates to the patentability of computer-implemented inventions, in...more

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