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Anton N. Handal joins Greenspoon Marder IP Practice Group in San Diego

Anton N. Handal joins Greenspoon Marder as a shareholder in the Intellectual Property practice. Mr. Handal has multi-jurisdictional litigation experience before Federal, State and Administrative Courts with …
By Press Releases
22 days ago 0

Producers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ win dismissal of copyright suit over ‘Soft Kitty’ lyrics

The original lawsuit filed in December 2015 targeted The Big Bang Theory’s use of the song Soft Kitty, a song which the character Sheldon Cooper asks people …
By Steve Brachmann
23 days ago 5

How to Respond to a § 102 Rejection

Section 102 rejections are very common at the USPTO and you are likely to get one no matter what kind of technologies you work with. Fortunately, they are …
By James Cosgrove
23 days ago 7

Knock-Offs Beware: SCOTUS Makes a Fashion Forward Decision

The ruling has wide implications for both the fashion apparel and home furnishings industry, both of which rely on distinctive, eye-catching designs to sell products. The upshot …

Makers of TRX exercise equipment win $6.8 million patent verdict, prove willful infringement

The makers of TRX fitness and training equipment, was awarded more than $6.8 million in damages after a jury verdict finding willful patent infringement by San Carlos, CA-based …
By Steve Brachmann
23 days ago 0

How IPR Gang Tackling Distorts PTAB Statistics

If you are having trouble figuring out how Zond could have had 371 claims, lost all of them, but only 1,220 claims were instituted out of 1,377 claims challenged, you …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
24 days ago 5

Addressing potential IPR abuses and hardships on the patent owner

Russ Slifer: "And as you know by statute the Director is tasked with making the institution decision on an IPR but that’s been delegated to the …
By Gene Quinn
24 days ago 1

Other Barks for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Google tries to strike a “patent peace” with a new cross-licensing initiative for Android developers. The Federal Circuit is petitioned for review of a judgment in a …
By Steve Brachmann
24 days ago 1

Federal Circuit OKs PTAB invalidating patent claims prior litigation confirmed as valid

Patent claims being adjudicated valid in federal district court and then being killed in an administrative proceeding at the PTAB is exactly the problem so many of …
By Gene Quinn
24 days ago 23

An entirely screwed up way of viewing the world of innovation

When a product or process worth stealing is created the party that is considered the innovator is the thief and the party that is considered to be …

Estoppel: The Equitable Defense Remaining After SCA Hygiene Products?*

The remaining vitality of estoppel as a defense against patent infringement after SCA Hygiene Products is also not a hypothetical question. Indeed, the issue of estoppel remains …
By Eric Guttag
25 days ago 2

Supreme Court hears Oral Arguments in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods

Justices Kagan and Ginsburg seemed skeptical. Indeed, Congress has already passed a general venue statute that defined residency “for all venue places – all venue purposes,” as Justice …
By Ryan E. Hatch
25 days ago 1

An Exclusive Interview with former USPTO Deputy Director Russ Slifer

As you will see from the transcript, nothing was out of bounds, although because of time we didn't get into everything. Slifer did agree to come back …
By Gene Quinn
26 days ago 5

Evolution of the Transistor: Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain discover foundation of modern electronics in 1947

One of the foundational elements of all electronic devices today is the transistor, a semiconductor device including three terminals which is capable of amplifying an electric current …
By Steve Brachmann
26 days ago 6

Henry Lebowitz, Corporate IP Lawyer, Joins Debevoise

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced that Henry Lebowitz has joined the firm as a partner in New York and a member of the Corporate Intellectual Property Group. Mr. …
By Press Releases
26 days ago 0