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Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

Submitting a Trademark Application? Five Trademark Specimen Pitfalls and Best Practices

Whether you are filing a new trademark application or looking to maintain a registration, understanding trademark specimen best practices is key. A common pitfall when filing your application is failing to provide an...more

Morgan Lewis

Insight: Best Practices for Leveraging Open-Source Software and Mitigating Its Risks

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Across industries, open-source software provides the foundation for a significant number of applications, with open-source components per commercial application growing more than six-fold in the last five years. ...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Patent Owner Tip #9 for Surviving an Instituted IPR: Issues Warranting Limited Additional Discovery

In our previous post we started talking about discovery procedures in inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings under 37 CFR § 42.51 and, in particular, the scope and timing of seeking limited additional discovery under Rule...more

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EDTX & NDTX Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2021

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This month’s EDTX & NDTX Wrap-Up summarizes a decision from the Eastern District of Texas granting a new trial on patent validity. The court addressed the admissibility of uncorroborated testimony about prior art and whether...more

Morgan Lewis - Tech & Sourcing

Common Misconceptions on Contracting with Developers in Russia and Tips for Contract Review and Negotiation

There are often misconceptions in connection with negotiating intellectual property (IP) development agreements with developers located in Russia. This post details five common misconceptions and provides tips for complying...more

Murtha Cullina

Supreme Court Will Hear Copyright Case: How its Decision May Impact the Validity of Future Copyright Registrations

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A copyright claimant may commence an infringement suit when the Copyright Office registers a copyright. See Fourth Est. Pub. Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, 139 S. Ct. 881, 885, 203 L. Ed. 2d 147 (2019); 17 U.S.C. §...more

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight - June 2021 #2

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Less than three weeks remain for either the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or for Congress to act to stem the impending chaos on July 1 when college athletes’ name, image and likeness (NIL) laws go into...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

High Court Clarifies Appeal Procedures Following Remote Hand Downs of Judgments

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Mr Justice Hacon finds that procedures for applying for permission to appeal are not altered by the COVID-19 Protocol. In Claydon v. Mzuri, Mr Justice Hacon of the High Court has found that the COVID-19 Protocol does not...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

USPTO Embracing New Possibilities with AI

While the legal industry is typically not known as being cutting edge when it comes to adopting innovative technologies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is taking big steps forward on seeing whether artificial...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

With A Little Help From My Friends: Apple wins trademark opposition by tacking on Beatles’ priority

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When Apple Inc. sought to register the mark APPLE MUSIC for a variety of music distribution services, a lone jazz musician refused to let it be. But after an April 2021 decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB),...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

SCOTUS Agrees to Consider Whether Copyright Act Section 411 Requires an Intent to Defraud

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to tackle a technical copyright registration question: when a defendant alleges knowing inaccuracies in a copyright registration, does 17 U.S.C. § 411 require referral to the...more

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Trademark Protection for CBD Supplements

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There are over 2,000 pending federal trademark applications for supplements containing cannabidiol ("CBD"). None of these applications is likely to proceed to registration under current law....more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Did AI Patents Help AV/EV-Related Companies Get Acquired by Apple?

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From 2016 to 2020, Apple bought the most AI companies. Of the AI companies Apple acquired during this time, the following appear to provide technology (e.g., vehicular technology, visual or image processing, or facial...more

Arent Fox

Supreme Court Case to Watch: When and How Copyright Registrations Can Be Invalidated for Inaccuracies

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Last week the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Unicolors, Inc. v. H & M Hennes & Mauritz, LP, which considers when inaccuracies in a US copyright application can be used to invalidate a resulting registration. The case...more

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Podcast: Defamation Lawsuit Against Netflix Dropped + NY Protects Dead Celebrities

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Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss two topics in this episode of The Briefing. First, they talk about the defamation lawsuit that GEO Group, a private prison and detention center operator, brought against Netflix over the...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

U.S. Counsel Required for Foreign Applicants in Trademark Matters

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While it has been almost two years since the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) changed its Rules of Practice to require representation by U.S. counsel, foreign applicants continue to file trademark...more

Caldwell Intellectual Property Law

Is A Blockchain Innovation Patent-Eligible?

On May 21, 2015, Mastercard filed patent application 14/719,030 (hereinafter ‘030) entitled “Method and System for Fraud Control of Blockchain-Based Transactions.” The application was directed at methods for linking...more

Weintraub Tobin

I See Dead People…Filing Lawsuits In New York

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New York’s post mortem right-of-publicity statute recently came into effect. Its previous right-of-publicity laws were an extension of its statutory right of privacy which provided that “any person whose name [or likeness]...more

Knobbe Martens

“All of the Lights” on Yeezy as Walmart Opposes Yeezy’s Trademark Application

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In April 2021, big-box retailer Walmart Apollo, LLC (“Walmart”) filed a trademark opposition against Yeezy LLC’s (“Yeezy”) U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88/746444 for its sun rays design mark, shown below (“Yeezy’s...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Three Point Shot - May 2021

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Welcome to Three Point Shot, a newsletter brought to you by the Sports Law Group at Proskauer. Three Point Shot brings you the latest in sports law-related news and provides you with links to related materials. Online...more

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Second Circuit Revisits Transformative Use Test in “Fish Sticks n’ Tater Tots” Music Copyright Case

The Second Circuit recently upheld a ruling that streaming giants Apple, Amazon, and Netflix engaged in fair use, in a case concerning the use of plaintiff musicians’ song in a documentary film available for viewing on...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Supreme Court to Consider When Inaccurate Information in a Copyright Registration Affects its Validity in Unicolors v. H&M

After five years of litigation, the battle between Unicolors, a California-based fabric design company, and H&M is still going strong. Now the United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an inaccuracy in...more

Knobbe Martens

Conformis Continues Litigations Against Patient-Specific Medical Technologies

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On June 3, 2021, Conformis continued its patent enforcement efforts involving patient-specific technologies by filing suit against Bodyhub and Exactech in the Middle District of Florida. In a first complaint, filed against...more

Jones Day

Telepharma Disconnect: Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB on Obviousness

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On May 28, the Federal Circuit reversed a PTAB inter partes review (“IPR”) decision that held Baxter Corporation Englewood’s (“Baxter’s”) claims were not invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a) obviousness based on three prior art...more

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Patent Case Summaries - June 2021 #1

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A weekly summary of the precedential patent-related opinions issued by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the opinions designated precedential or informative by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board....more

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Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

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