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Texas jury awards $500 million in copyright and trade secret case against Facebook’s Oculus VR

On Wednesday, February 1st, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (N.D. Tex.) entered a case verdict which orders …
By Steve Brachmann
17 days ago 5

GM and Honda announce joint investment in fuel cell development, marrying two largest patent portfolios in the field

The official announcement released by both GM and Honda notes that both companies enjoy patent portfolios related to fuel cell battery technologies, which are among the world’…
By Steve Brachmann
17 days ago 0

Provenance of U.S. patents in question as they continue to carry signature of Michelle Lee

Sources tell me that the USPTO was prepared last week to issue patents with the signature of Drew Hirshfeld, who is the Commissioner of Patents and seems …
By Gene Quinn
18 days ago 20

Patent owners do not like IPRs despite what Bloomberg Law, AIPLA study says

According to Bloomberg and AIPLA, the survey suggests that complaints from patent owners and other stakeholders in the U.S. patent system surrounding high patent invalidation rates …

Cybercrime frequency and complexity will continue into 2017

Cybercrime seemed to be in the news daily in 2016. From the hack of the Democratic National Committee email accounts to the massive data breaches suffered by large …
By Hanley Chew
18 days ago 0

Snap stock to be listed on NYSE, company to seek reported $25 billion in IPO

Although it seems likely that Snap will seek to secure around $25 billion during its IPO, the company itself doesn’t engage in a great deal of patent …
By Steve Brachmann
18 days ago 0

A Weak Patent System Increases Inequality, Protects Incumbent Monopolies

The consequences of a weakened patent system are increased inequality, a higher competitive bar for market entrants, protection of incumbent monopoly profits, decreased competition, disincentive to invest …
By Neal Solomon
19 days ago 23

The Difference Between Eastern and Western Innovation Management

In the intellectual property (IP) space, knowledge workers come from both Eastern and Western cultural backgrounds. In Silicon Valley and other hubs of innovation, the melding of …
By Derek Handova
19 days ago 5

Marsha Hoover Joins Goldberg Kohn as Chair of Growing IP Practice

Goldberg Kohn is pleased to announce the continued growth of its Intellectual Property Practice Group with the addition of Marsha Hoover as principal and group chair. A …
By Press Releases
19 days ago 0

New England Patriots earn trademarks to promote a 19-0 perfect season that never was

On December 6th, 2016, the USPTO registered U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5095619, which protects the use of the standard character mark “PERFECT SEASON” in commerce. One week later …
By Steve Brachmann
20 days ago 4

Linksys WRT32x router unveiled at CES, features Killer Mode for gaming with no lag

On January 4, 2017 Linksys announced it had teamed up with Rivet Networks and effectively brought the Killer Mode technology directly into a router that is needed to prioritize …
By Benjamin Joe
20 days ago 0

Derivation requires showing conception and communication of idea from claimed invention, not an obvious variant

Mylan had to show by clear and convincing evidence that the idea for the ’445 patent claim was conceived by someone at the FDA and communicated to Mr. …

The Federal Circuit Affirms District Court’s Grant of Preliminary Injunction

Practitioners dealing with a magistrate judge’s report and recommendation should be sure to preserve objections for appeal, since failing to object may lead to a more …

Challenging Aspects of Protecting of Non-Traditional Trademarks: The Five Senses and Trademarks

In my previous article: Challenging Aspects of the Legal Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Shape Trademarks, I mentioned that man has five senses and, accordingly, can perceive information, …
By Anastasia Zaitseva
21 days ago 1

John Christopher Rozendaal and Michael Joffre Join Sterne Kessler

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce that John Christopher (J.C.) Rozendaal and Michael E. Joffre have joined the firm as …
By Press Releases
21 days ago 0