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Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Supreme Court’s Denial of Apple and Mylan’s Petitions Leaves NHK/Fintiv Rule in Place

On January 18, the Supreme Court denied petitions for writs of certiorari from both Apple and Mylan Laboratories. Each company sought to challenge the NHK/Fintiv framework that was developed by the Patent Trial and Appeal...more

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Preliminary Injunction Upheld in Trade Secret Dispute Despite Prior Publication

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Publication of an algorithm prevents the algorithm from being a trade secret, right? Not necessarily. The Federal Circuit just reminded us that under certain circumstances that may not be the case. ...more

Smart & Biggar

Canadian Trademark Law 2021: A Year in Review

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2021 offered many lessons to Canadian trademark owners including: reminders of the challenges of enforcing inherently weak trademarks and the importance and benefits of registering IP rights at the Canadian border. As well,...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

USPTO News Briefs

Updated First Office Action Estimator Tool Now Available - In a Patent Alert email distributed earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that an updated First Office Action Estimator online tool is now...more

Morgan Lewis

USPTO Introduces Pilot Program to Defer Response to Subject Matter Eligibility Rejections

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is implementing a pilot program to allow participating applicants to defer responding to subject matter eligibility rejections until the earlier of a final disposition of the application, or...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Biogen Int’l Gmbh V. Mylan Pharms. Inc. Tecfidera® (Dimethyl Fumarate)

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Case Name: Biogen Int’l GMBH v. Mylan Pharms. Inc., 18 F.4th 1333 (Fed. Cir. 2021) (Circuit Judges O’Malley, Reyna, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Reyna; Dissent by O’Malley) (Appeal from N.D.W.V., Keeley, J.)...more

Weintraub Tobin

Podcast: The Briefing from the IP Law Blog - Copyright Cases to Watch in 2022

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In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo talk about copyright cases to look out for in 2022. ...more

Saiber LLC

District of New Jersey Denies Settling Parties’ Joint Request To Vacate Judgment Entered Following Jury Trial and Verdict

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In a recent opinion, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey considered whether to grant a joint request by settling parties to vacate the Court’s Judgment stemming from a jury trial and verdict in...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Monthly Minute | Provisional Patent Applications

Once a month, we cover an interesting topic in 60 seconds. This month, Partner Richard Goldstucker discusses provisional patent applications....more

International Lawyers Network

Understanding Privilege: Is Your Canadian Patent Agent Also A Lawyer?

In Canada, there are practising patent agents and trademarks agents who are not lawyers. They are not admitted to any bar of any province or territory in Canada and are not members of any law society. The College of Patent...more

Alston & Bird

Patent Case Summaries - January 2022 #3

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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. Kyocera Senco...more

BakerHostetler

[Podcast] The Emerging New Era for Noncompetes and Trade Secrets: Nationalizing Competitiveness and Noncompete Law: Criminal...

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Nationalizing Competitiveness and Noncompete Law: Criminal Antitrust and Federal Efforts to Curtail No-Poach and Noncompete Agreements is part five of BakerHostetler's six-part series, "The Emerging New Era for Noncompetes...more

Jones Day

Down to the Wire: POP Finds Petition Payment Timely

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On January 14, 2022, the PTAB issued a precedential opinion granting a request for rehearing of a denial of an IPR petition that had previously found a petition to be time-barred because the wire transfer had not been timely...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

The USPTO’s Identity Verification Requirement For Trademark Filers

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On January 8, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) introduced identity verification for USPTO.gov account holders using the Trademark Electronic Application System (“TEAS”) and TEAS International...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Sound of Silence: Claiming Negative Limitations

The specification shall contain a written description of the invention. To meet the written description requirement, the applicant must convey with reasonable clarity to those skilled in the art that, as of the filing date...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Trade Secret Misappropriation Not Sufficiently Plead Where Defendant Possessed but did Not Threaten to Disclose Trade Secret...

Last year, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York addressed an issue of first impression concerning what constitutes “misappropriation” under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) in a decision...more

Verrill

Trademark Registrants Beware: Important U.S. Trademark Developments Can Result in Cancelled Registrations

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As of December 27, 2021, new “expungement” and “reexamination” proceedings are available for third parties to request the cancellation of an active U.S. trademark registration that is not being used in connection with some or...more

Proskauer - Life Sciences

Skinny Labels May Not Be Dead: Delaware District Court Distinguishes GSK, Dismisses Induced Infringement Claim

In one of the first district court opinions applying the Federal Circuit’s recent GSK decision on induced infringement in the context of label carve-outs, Judge Richard Andrews in the District of Delaware held that plaintiff...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Harrity Analytics Releases List of Top 100 Colleges, Universities & Institutes Receiving Patents in 2021

Following the release earlier this month of its annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. utility patents (which Harrity Analytics compiles with the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)), Harrity...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharms., Inc.,

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Case Name: AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharms., Inc., No. 2021-1729, 2021 WL 5816742 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 8, 2021) (Circuit Judges Taranto, Hughes, and Stoll presiding; Opinion by Stoll, J.; Opinion dissenting in part by Taranto, J.)...more

Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

Automated IP Enforcement: Moving Towards Better Results

Last year in our article “What Will Post Pandemic IP Enforcement Look Like,” we looked at the future of enforcement and what strategies may emerge and take root post-pandemic. As it appears we are moving to an endemic stage,...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Belgian medicines agency updates procedure to remove patented indications from SmPC and package leaflet

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The Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (the FAMHP) has reviewed its procedure to remove or add patented therapeutic indications or dosage forms from the generic medicines' marketing authorisation (MA),...more

Stacey Kalamaras

USPTO Sanctions Over 30 Low-Cost DIY Trademark Filing Websites

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On January 25, 2022, the USPTO issued sanctions against Abtach Ltd., 360 Digital Marketing LLC, and Retrocube LLC all believed to be operating out of Pakistan (“Respondents”). These entities were operating under thirty...more

Linda Liu & Partners

What's New on China's Punitive Damages in IP Litigation?

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Punitive damages system has been established for intellectual property infringement cases from the basic law to the special law in China. On March 3rd, 2021, the Supreme People's Court issued Interpretation on the Application...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

NFTs Give Rise to Innovative New Business Models and Revenue Opportunities

Takeaways - Most existing agreements covering the exploitation of intellectual property rights did not contemplate how NFTs should be treated. Drafting and negotiating agreements involving NFTs requires an...more

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