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AIC Ltd v Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria [2022] UKSC 16: Reconsidering an Order before it is Sealed

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In recent years there have been a number of cases in the BVI in which the Court has been asked to reopen judgments or orders prior to their sealing. In those cases, the BVI Court has consistently found - adopting the...more

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Spoonful of Commercial Success Overcomes Obviousness Rejection

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently reversed obviousness rejections based on an Applicant demonstrating commercial success of an infant spoon, in Ex Parte Doug Gonterman and Jessica Lineberry. The PTAB found...more

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Natural Justice in the Context of Interim Applications

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It is quite common for a party considering bringing an interim injunction application to weigh, among other things, the risk, by bringing the application, of having to disclose information to the court and the respondent that...more

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Court of Chancery Points Dissolution Petitioners to First Day Affidavits of Bankruptcy Petitioners

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The Court of Chancery recently issued a decision providing guidance to practitioners submitting petitions in corporate dissolution proceedings. Section 280 of the DGCL establishes an optional, court-supervised process...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Delay didn't defeat employer's right to arbitrate, CA appeals court says

A pleasant surprise for employers. A California appeals court ruled last week that an employer did not waive its right to arbitration -- despite the fact that the parties had been in litigation for more than 13 months...more

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Supporting USPTO Pro Bono Programs

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The USPTO first established a pro bono program to help “financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses” pursue patent protection for their inventions under the America Invents Act (AIA). The USPTO recently...more

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Expungement and Reexamination and Shorter Trademark Office Action Response Periods, Oh My!

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Yes, you read that correctly. Trademark practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we know it is about to change (well, at least in part). The USPTO recently published its final rule implementing certain...more

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Implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA): What Trademark Owners Need to Know

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Rebuttable Presumption of Irreparable Harm - The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) was signed into law December 27, 2020. Importantly, the burden shifting provision for trademark owners in litigation seeking preliminary or...more

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A December to Remember: The Trademark Modernization Act Implemented on December 18, 2021

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The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”) went into effect on December 18, 2021. Applicants and registrants now have new tools at their disposal to clear the federal register of unused trademarks and the USPTO can move...more

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New Procedures for Challenging Trademark Registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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On December 18, two new procedures will be available for challenging U.S. trademark registrations. On that date, new regulations from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will take effect, as part of the USPTO’s...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Trademark Modernization Act: Final Rules

The USPTO recently issued its final rules to implement the Trademark Modernization Act, whose goal is to clear away unused registered marks and make the trademark registration process more efficient. Below, we highlight...more

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PTO Publishes Regulations to Implement Trademark Modernization Act

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently published its final rules implementing provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA). Most changes are effective as of December 18, 2021, but certain changes...more

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Supreme Court Adopts New Appellate Rules Amendments: Mandatory E-filing, Records on Appeals, and Motions . . . Oh My!

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On Wednesday, October 13, the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued new amendments to the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure. The key changes, which apply to notices of appeal filed on or after 1 January 2022, are...more

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Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Sweeping Conservatorship Reform Bill

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On September 30, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California AB 1194 amending numerous statutes pertaining to conservatorships. The following are highlights: Internet Posting of Fees of Licensed Professional...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Trademark Modernization Act of 2020: Part 3

The new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings, introduced by the Trademark Modernization Act, are intended to be efficient ways of removing improper trademark registrations from the register. But will...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Trademark Modernization Act of 2020: Part 1

The Nuts and Bolts of Expungement and Reexamination - You may remember our blog post here, discussing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, which became law at the end of last year. To implement the Trademark...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Happy Anniversary, DTSA: The Defend Trade Secrets Act At Five

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) was signed into law with sweeping bipartisan support, passing unanimously in the Senate, and by a vote of 410-2 in the House. In the current political climate, passing...more

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New USPTO COVID-19 Initiatives

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As much of the United States is taking steps towards “getting back to normal,” the USPTO continues to implement programs to encourage investment and innovation in technologies addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the...more

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USPTO Fast-Tracks Appeals For FDA Approved COVID-19 Patents

On April 15, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) implemented the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program (“Pilot Program”) to fast-track ex parte appeals of products or processes subject to an...more

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DTSA’s Ex Parte Seizures of Property: A Drastic Trade Secret Remedy

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Following up on our recent blog on trade secrets damages, here we look at the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)’s provision of injunctive relief. Specifically, the DTSA allows trade secret plaintiffs to request a unique...more

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Defendants Have Conditional Access To Putative Class Members, Pennsylvania Federal Court Rules

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Communications with a party represented by another lawyer absent consent (sometimes called “blitzes”) are permitted in putative class actions, a federal court has ruled in a case brought under the Class Action Fairness Act...more

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Employers’ Toolbox Series: Lessons On Ex Parte Seizure In Five Years Of The DTSA

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1836, et seq., is approaching its fifth anniversary after being signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016. To celebrate, we are highlighting some of the...more

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Expediting PTAB Appeals Using the Fast-Track Program

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently released statistics about its Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program. The program went into effect on July 2, 2020 and is currently slated to run until the earlier of July 2,...more

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Hazard Pay For Grocery Workers Trending

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Following in the footsteps of the City of Long Beach, the cities of Montebello and Oakland have passed premium pay ordinances mandating additional pay for certain grocery and drug store employees. Premium pay or “hazard pay”...more

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The Trademark Modernization Act Of 2020 Is Enacted

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Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 Signed Into Law- On December 27, 2020, Congress signed the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (the “Act”), which had rare bipartisan support, into law. The Act makes substantive...more

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150 Harbor Drive, #2760
Sausalito, CA 94965

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Sausalito, CA 94965

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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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