Posts Tagged: Guest Contributor


Trade Secrets Directive: Its effect and the impact of Brexit

If you ask ten different people, you will probably get ten different answers. In fact, fewer than half of the European Union's 28 member states actually have a …

America Needs Startup Experience in the USPTO Director

We just don’t need another lawyer or lobbyist to run the USPTO. We need more this time. We need someone from the grassroots who understands the …
By Paul Morinville
2 days ago 8

A Slanted View of Scandalous and Disparaging Trademarks

The Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument in Lee v. Tam for January 18... The genesis of the case is a Portland, Oregon all-Asian-American band called The Slants, …
By Esther Sirotnik
3 days ago 0

Amgen v. Regeneron: Will the permanent injunction against Regeneron’s new PCSK9-inhibitor hold up on appeal?

On January 5, 2017, the District of Delaware issued its long-awaited decision in the patent dispute pending between Amgen and Regeneron wherein the Court granted Amgen’s request for …
By Zachary Silbersher
3 days ago 0

Staying Ahead of Privacy and Security Risks in the Internet of Things

In creating a privacy and security plan, IOT companies should be mindful of regulatory enforcement for failure to fully comply with their own advertised practices. For example, …
By Taylor Ey
4 days ago 3

The Equitable Defense of Laches: SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products

The equitable defense of laches has been a useful tool for defendants in intellectual property litigation for over a hundred years, but a recent case in the …
By Tamany Bentz & Taylor Sachs
5 days ago 0

Changed Standard for Design Patent Damages Means More Design Patents Necessary

For patent holders in design patent infringement cases, having multiple component design patents for any given product will help maximize the potential damage award. A multiple design …
By Matt Scyoc & Gene Quinn
5 days ago 0

Understanding the Geographic Scope of a Trademark Injunction: Guthrie v. Context Media

Trademark injunctions must take into account both online promotion and future expansion plans. A narrowly-tailored geographically limited injunction can be particularly damaging to growing businesses if the …
By Matt Scyoc
6 days ago 1

Could or should the USPTO adopt the EPO problem-and-solution approach for assessing obviousness?

There is a plausible case that the US law on obviousness is indeed compatible with the EPO problem-and-solution approach. It could even be said that the steps …
By Brian Cronin
8 days ago 13

Nokia, Apple drag the world back to patent war

Being targeted by PAEs is nothing new for Apple — but in an anti-trust complaint dated December 20, 2016, Apple finally said enough was enough. Pulling no punches, Apple accused …
By Purva Sharma
9 days ago 7

Israeli District Court Rejects Disney’s Forum Shopping in Infringement Case

Disney decided to add the State of Israel as a defendant since the Haifa port Customs unit that held the allegedly infringing goods is an Israeli government …
By Ariel Dubinsky
12 days ago 0

Opening Pandora’s Box in an Age of Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming for your job. But is it coming for the job of your photographer or inventor? The driver-less cars, automated factories, and automated …
By Jeremy A. Cubert
13 days ago 11

Mobile Payments: FinTech vs. Non-FinTech Patent Landscape

In November 2016, European Payments Council (EPC) launched the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer scheme. With this move, the payment coordination body of the European banking industry has placed …
By Vivek Sharma
14 days ago 4

How Can Corporate Policies Best Encourage Innovation?

in hyper growth startups and other companies that rely on knowledge workers, the agenda for these value makers must remain as clear as possible. However, sometimes intellectual …
By Derek Handova
15 days ago 7

The National Cancer Institute Didn’t Deserve This Treatment From the New York Times

While those in the military are often thanked for their service, let's also thank researchers like Dr. Rosenberg and his colleagues who spend their lives trying to …
By Joseph Allen
17 days ago 2