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Sarah Stensland Joins Patterson Thuente IP

Minneapolis-based intellectual property law firm, Patterson Thuente IP, welcomes attorney Sarah Stensland to the firm. Stensland joins as a partner and member of the firm’s litigation …
By Press Releases
4 days ago 0

Mohawk Tribe Ready to Battle over Ex Parte Communications between PTAB Judges

Attorneys for the Mohawk tribe have notified the USPTO that ex parte communications between an APJ assigned to the IPRs and an APJ not assigned to the …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 92

Largest Ever Copyright Royalty Board Ruling Transforms How Songwriters are Paid

Less than 48 hours before the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruled to increase royalty payments to songwriters and music …

Federal Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Case Involving Question of Joint Inventorship Under Section 102(f)

In a prior abandoned patent application, VerHoef listed himself as joint inventor of the dog mobility device with Dr. Lamb, the veterinarian making the suggestion; this joint …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 5

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB’s Rejection of Claims Despite Earlier CAFC Validation

Although the majority opinion was silent with respect to a prior claim construction by the Federal Circuit relating to the patent, Judge Newman wrote in dissent that …

District Court Challenges Legality of Embedding Copyrighted Content

On February 15, 2018 a New York district court judge – in Goldman v. Breitbart News Network – challenged the reasoning of Perfect 10, and she concluded that one who embeds content …
By Lee Burgunder
6 days ago 1

Disputed Claim Construction Not Suitable for Resolution on a Motion to Dismiss

Nalco asserted that the only difference between its patented method and the Chem-Mod Process was the location of the injection. The district court dismissed Nalco's complaints for …

InterDigital Acquires Technicolor Patent Portfolio for Over $150 Million

InterDigital will end up acquiring more than 21,000 global patent assets from Technicolor, more than doubling InterDigital’s current portfolio of 19,000 patent assets. This includes more than 2,500 Technicolor …

Griffith Bates Champion & Harper Changes Its Name To Harper Bates & Champion

Partners Scott Harper, Shannon Bates and Austin Champion are pleased to announce their law firm assumed the new name Harper Bates & Champion LLP effective March 5, 2018. Formerly Griffith …
By Press Releases
6 days ago 0

The GDPR In Full Effect: What Will Happen to WHOIS?

It has been a long time coming, but the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost here. This new privacy regulation requires substantial changes to the collection …
By Iris Rigter
7 days ago 4

Closing a Loophole to Prevent Online Sex Trafficking

The U.S. Senate is slated to vote on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), legislation that would help prevent online sex trafficking by holding accountable …
By John Manchester
7 days ago 0

Nasdaq files patent infringement lawsuit against trading platform provider IEX Group

The American stock exchange Nasdaq filed a complaint for patent infringement against electronic-based trading platform provider IEX Group in the District of New Jersey. Nasdaq is seeking …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 0

Florida Restaurateurs Face Off in Trademark Suit Over Frenchy’s Name

On February 20th, Clearwater Beach, FL-based restaurateur Frenchy’s Corporate filed a suit alleging trademark infringement against the owners and operators of Frenchy’s Pizzeria & Tavern, …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 2

Reasonable Expectation of Success to the Rescue

In the last several months, lack of a reasonable expectation of success was a major factor in the reversal of two obviousness rulings by the Federal Circuit. …

Inventorship 101: Who are Inventors and Joint Inventors?

Inventorship is one of the most fundamental concepts in patent law. Of course, fundamental does not mean easy or uncomplicated. Patents are granted to inventors, which is …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 14