Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

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1100 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005, United States
Phone: 202.371.2600
Fax: 202.371.2540
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Enforcing Patents in Brazil: An Injunction Paradise?

In the Americas, Brazil is the second largest country in both GDP and population, and the third in territorial extension. Although the amount of patent litigation in Brazil is rather small in comparison to the U.S., patent…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

The Board Gives Section 325(d) Sharp Teeth—Part II – The Petitioner's Criticality to Selecting and Using The Right Prior Art

This is the second of a three-part series discussing developments around Section 325(d). Part one appeared in our October 2017 newsletter and part three will appear in our December 2017 newsletter…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Statistics on the Backlog Problem and "Fast-Track" Options in Brazil

The recent proposal of automatically granting pending applications without examination is nothing but a desperate measure against a problem that has been haunting applicants and practitioners for decades. Apart from the average…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Issues New Standard Operating Procedure Addressing Remands from Federal Circuit: The New Standards and How They May Affect Your Remand

On November 16, 2017 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office posted a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) addressing the conduct of cases remanded from the Federal Circuit to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). New “SOP 9”…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Perspectives on the PTAB Newsletter - November 2017

The Perspectives on the PTAB Newsletter is designed to be a valuable resource for all stakeholders in the global patent arena throughout the patent life cycle. To that end, articles will provide perspectives from both sides of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed Emergency Patent Grant Measures in Brazil

The Brazilian Government may soon launch an emergency measure to eliminate the Patent Office's backlog by automatically granting 231,000 pending non-pharmaceutical applications. The proposed rules for implementing the new…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Design Patent PTO Litigation Statistics (through OCTOBER 15, 2017)

Since July 2017, there have been no new design institution decisions, and a pair of final written decisions that resulted in cancelled claims. No new design patent petitions have been filed since April 2017. The statistics below…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now 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

Global Patent Prosecution Newsletter - November 2017

An Update on Brazilian Patent Law – Emergency Backlog/Fast-Track Options and Enforcement Issues - We are delighted to have as contributors to the November Global Patent Prosecution newsletter, Ricardo Nunes and Andre…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

New DMCA Regulations - January 1, 2018

As of January 1, 2018, the U.S. Copyright Office will implement new regulations that will impact online service providers – even those that have already registered an agent…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Preparing European Priority Applications for Stronger U.S. Patents

The current U.S. patent climate mandates a heightened focus on quality prosecution. For consumer product companies headquartered in Europe, and for those that regularly innovate there, this means preparing and filing European…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

A Different "Type" of Lawsuit: Ensuring Proper Use of Licensed Font Programs

One may not typically think of font programs, or their underlying typefaces, as protected intellectual property -- but a recent suit involving retail giant Target should prompt companies to pay closer attention to their…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Total Profit on the Article as Sold is Alive and Well in Design Patent Litigation

Proving that damages for design patent infringement can still be significant, Columbia Sportswear Co. was awarded more than $3 million last month by a California jury in a design patent infringement lawsuit against Seirus…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Sad Tale of a Trademark Fail

Earlier this month, Unilever made headlines by accidently naming its new soap after Kim Jong Un. The shower gel line, created by a Korean designer and aimed at urban millennials in China, is called KJU…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

"Retro" Designs: Using Your Utility Portfolio to Expand Design Protection

From gadgets to apparel, retro is all the rage these days. What does this mean for your consumer product patent portfolio? The obvious strategy is to consistently file design applications covering your product releases, so…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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