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Ferdinand IP Launches Arbitration Practice Group

Ferdinand IP, an internationally-recognized boutique law firm, announced the formation of its arbitration practice group, to be led by industry veterans Tom Halket, Jed Ferdinand and Ted …
By Press Releases
11 months ago 0

A Guide to Software Patent Eligibility at the Federal Circuit

The Alice/Mayo framework is the decisional approach adopted by the United States Supreme Court for determining whether a patent claim exhibits, such as software patent claims, …
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 13

Nite Ize files Section 337 complaint with ITC over patent-infringing mobile device mounts made in China

In early October, mobile hardware developer Nite Ize of Boulder, CO, filed a Section 337 patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The complaint …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 0

Olivia Luk Bedi Joins Neal Gerber Eisenberg as Partner

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP further expanded its intellectual property practice with the addition of Olivia Luk Bedi as partner. Bedi is a trial lawyer with significant experience …
By Press Releases
11 months ago 0

Trademark owners are often targeted by fraudulent, deceptive registry services

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s official website warns trademark owners about private companies who conduct trademark scams. These schemes involve companies, many of which …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 4

Ohio State brings trademark suit against CafePress over retail sale of clothing infringing school logo, Urban Meyer persona

Ohio State alleges that CafePress offers 1,100 Ohio State Buckeyes designs available on a total of 67,300 products. These products infringe upon trademarks held by Ohio State protecting its …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 1

CAFC Overturns Trademark Cancellation, Clarifies ‘Use in Commerce’ Requirement

The Federal Circuit reversed the cancellation of two trademarks by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) and remanded for further consideration... “Use in commerce” under the …

Court Reaffirms a Patent Owner’s Notice and Response Rights during Inter Partes Review

In the second IPR, NuVasive never received an opportunity to respond to contentions citing the Michelson Patent. First, arguments in the first IPR did not carry over …

Federal Circuit Affirms Anticipation Based on Converting Units of Measure; Remands for Consideration of Prior Conception

Neste filed a petition for inter partes review of REG’s U.S. Patent No. 8,231,804 (‘804 patent) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ultimately found all of …

U.S. Patents to the Citizens of Porto Rico from 1899-1917

Today, on the eve of the discovery of Puerto Rico in 1493 by the Spaniards, we will take a look at U.S. patents issued to citizens of …
By Luis Figarella
11 months ago 6

How to Patent Software in a Post Alice Era

In a nutshell, if you are going to write a patent application in such a way that at the end of the it the reader is left …
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 13

What can Alexander Graham Bell Teach us about Patent Filing?

The popular story goes that Alexander Graham Bell and the second man to file USPTO paperwork related to invention of the telephone, Elisha Gray, did so on …
By Derek Handova
11 months ago 0

Vietnam-based Copyrobo unveils blockchain-based copyright management service

Copyrobo’s service is powered by its CopyrightKey technology, which creates a unique identifier to provide evidence that a particular work has been copyrighted. Copyrobo says that …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 1

Director Lee’s remarks at IAM paint a PTAB patent owners simply do not recognize

The way Lee talks about the PTAB makes me wonder whether she is referring to the same entity that I commonly refer to as the PTAB. Indeed, …
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 37

Canada is underestimated as a patent filing country for US applicants

Even with its relatively small population, Canada is the largest export market for the US, with about 200 billion dollars worth of exports each year. Exporting to Canada …
By Manuel Fortin
11 months ago 1