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Madison, WI-based chocolatier files for declaratory relief in trademark case against Mars

On Wednesday, July 26th, Madison, WI-based chocolatier CocoVaa, LLC filed a complaint for declaratory relief against candy-making giant Mars Inc. of McLean, VA. The complaint seeks a …
By Steve Brachmann
22 days ago 0

Suite Result for Hotel Cipriani at the CJEU

The General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has dismissed an appeal from the unsuccessful application by Arrigo Cipriani (Arrigo) to have …

China streamlines patent examination for Internet, big data patent applications

On July 28th, 2017, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) announced a new set of regulations which are intended to streamline the examination of patent applications in …
By Steve Brachmann
22 days ago 17

Inherency in Obviousness – What is the Correct Standard?

Although the distinction between inherency in obviousness and anticipation is sometimes blurred, the two concepts are quite different and a claim may be inherently anticipated without being …

Judge Michel tells Congress it isn’t helpful to talk about quality, patents are either valid or invalid

“I think at the end of the day, patents are either valid or invalid as a legal instrument and therefore it’s not very helpful to talk …
By Steve Brachmann
23 days ago 6

Dentons adds three patent partners to IP and Technology Practice

Dentons, the global law firm, has added three patent partners to its award-winning Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Peter Yim and Brian Ho have joined the Firm's …
By Press Releases
23 days ago 0

The Problem of Reducing Patentability to Novelty

Ironically, judicial decisions on patent eligibility tend to depend on inventiveness, with tests of originality that tend to refer to novelty, reducing the issue of patentability to …
By Neal Solomon
23 days ago 37

Federal Circuit declares Regeneron patent unenforceable due to inequitable conduct

The Federal Circuit issued a decision in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Merus N.V. upholding the determination that the patent owned by biotech firm Regeneron was unenforceable. …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
24 days ago 0

Hauptman Ham, LLP Seeks Candidates for Its Patent Prosecution Practice

Hauptman Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates with industry experience for its patent prosecution practice due to its rapid …

Congressman Darrell Issa: A well-financed ally of the efficient infringer lobby

With all of this money, it seems the efficient infringer lobby has managed to find an unlikely ally in Congress — someone who made his money as an …

Why are these people giving testimony to Congress on patent reform?

Why does Mapbox’s viewpoint on patent litigation echo in the halls of Congress given the fact that it doesn’t appear that it has faced abusive …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 15

Department of Homeland Security Seeks IP Attorney Advisor

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking an Intellectual Property Attorney Advisor. The Primary purpose of this position is to provide intellectual property law support to NPPD, …

Turning Your Idea into an Invention

Like anything in life that is new, whether it be returning to exercise after a lengthy hiatus or learning a new language, you have to walk before …
By Gene Quinn
26 days ago 7

Department of the Air Force Seeks Patent Attorney

The Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command is seeking a Patent Attorney. The primary duties of this position are to prepare, file and prosecute …

America’s Patent System: An amazingly resilient philosophy and entity

Today, most Americans don’t realize how vital the patent system is to their standard of living. But the founding fathers certainly did. That’s why they …
By Marshall Phelps
26 days ago 20