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Creators of This Is Spinal Tap sue Vivendi for $400M over breach of contract, declaratory judgment of copyright reversion claims

On Thursday, October 19th, the creators of the 1984 rock band mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap filed a second amended complaint against French mass media company Vivendi SA (…
By Steve Brachmann
20 days ago 0

Randy Omid and Michael Swett Join Dentons San Francisco Office

Dentons, the global law firm, welcomes two more partners to its award-winning Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Randy Omid and Michael Swett join the firm's San Francisco …
By Press Releases
20 days ago 0

Patent Drafting: Understanding the Enablement Requirement

The enablement requirement is specifically aimed at ensuring the claimed invention is described with sufficient detail so the relevant person of skill in the art or technology …
By Gene Quinn
21 days ago 13

Characters for Hire cite to Naked Cowboy in fighting Disney’s claims of copyright, trademark infringement

Characters for Hire also argued that the trademark infringement claims lacked the essential element of confusion. Citing to Naked Cowboy v. CBS, a case decided in Southern …
By Steve Brachmann
21 days ago 5

WIPO and pharmaceutical industry joining forces to improve meds patent info

Protecting innovation through patents is the lifeblood of the global pharmaceutical industry. Without patents the world and its expanding population would be deprived of new and, ultimately, …
By Thomas Cueni
22 days ago 1

Senator’s statements on FCC Chair Ajit Pai and net neutrality show a bias towards tech ruling class

Lost in all of this rhetoric over Chairman Pai’s supposed interest in limiting Internet access for Americans are the activities being overseen by Pai which are …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
22 days ago 3

Protest in Support of American Inventors at the US Supreme Court on November 27th During Oral Arguments in Oil States

U.S. Inventor, the nationwide inventor advocacy organization representing over 13,000 members, including, individual inventors, university research institutions, patent holders and intellectual property dependent start-up businesses, today announced …
By Press Releases
22 days ago 2

Former Fortune 100 Chief IP Counsel Marc Adler Joins Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is growing a differentiating advisory service that closely links patent and product development strategies through the addition of Marc Adler. Formerly assistant general counsel …
By Press Releases
22 days ago 0

AIA and PTAB Unconstitutional Under the Public Rights Doctrine

Only Article III courts can provide a fair, neutral and unbiased forum for assessment of patent validity. For over two hundred years, patent validity, patent infringement and …
By Neal Solomon
22 days ago 24

For A Trial Court Peering Through The Looking Glass, Everything Appears Abstract

Many district courts have interpreted Alice as authorizing invalidation of issued patents as “abstract” based solely on the pleadings. They have done so even where the invalidation …
By Meredith Addy
22 days ago 5

Winterfeldt IP Group Launches in Washington DC

The specialized intellectual property law firm, Winterfeldt IP Group, opened its doors this week. The firm is led by Brian J. Winterfeldt, a veteran trademark and Internet …
By Press Releases
23 days ago 0

Amendments in IPRs? Welcome back to the future

The industry reaction to Aqua Products v. Matal has been swift. In IPWatchdog’s Industry Roundup blog post, there was broad acclaim. However, for those involved with …
By Van Lindberg
24 days ago 10

3 Questions Lawyers Should Ask Themselves Now Regarding Alcohol

Attorneys have stressful jobs and many turn to alcohol as a form of self-medication to relax.   Problem drinking is much higher for attorneys than for the public.   …
By Bernard Knight
24 days ago 1

CAFC affirms invalidity of geographic map visualization patent asserted against Google Earth

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entered a non-precedential decision in Art+Com Innovation Pool GmbH v. Google LLC, which affirmed a lower court’s …
By Steve Brachmann
24 days ago 10

ASRC Federal Seeks a Chemical Patent Searcher

ARS Federal Holding is seeking to hire a Chemical Patent Searcher to join their stable growing contract in Alexandria, VA. ASRC Federal Holding Company is the government …