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

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 contact us or…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

"Types" of Protection for Font and Typeface Designs

As a counterpoint to our article last month regarding a copyright infringement and breach of contract lawsuit filed against Target over a computer font program, we provide a brief overview of the options for protecting the IP in…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pitfalls of Holiday Specific Branding

The holiday season in the United States starts around Halloween and extends for a two-month period until the beginning of January. The holiday marathon sparks a flurry of purchasing events – such as booking airline tickets,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Ugh (or Ugg?), Another Trademark Dispute

UGG brand boots are a popular fixture on many holiday wish lists, but did you know that the UGG trademark has been the center of a dispute for the past decade? The comfortable sheepskin boots had a long history prior to their…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

MarkIt to Market® - November 2017

The November 2017 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® discusses another Ugg trademark dispute, pitfalls of holiday specific branding, "types" of protection for font and typeface designs, and lists the new gTLD Sunrise…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Deep Dive in Petition Filing Stats

For the first time in more than two years, we observed an eye-catching quarter-to-quarter dip in the number of new patents challenged at the PTAB. Slightly more than 200 patents were hit with their first PTAB petition between…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

SAS Institute v. Matal, Supreme Court No. 16-969

On November 27, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Oil States Energy Svcs, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712 where the Court will consider the constitutionality of IPR proceedings. The Oil States case has…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Aglets, Who Knew?

SneakRTech Corp. wants you to defend their patent and challenge BadGuys, Incorporated’s patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The subject matter: aglets…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
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