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$48 Million Willful Infringement Award Vacated by Federal Circuit

Exmark Manufacturing was awarded $24 million in compensatory damages after a jury found that Briggs and Stratton infringed Exmark’s patent on a lawn mower with improved flow …

Split CAFC Panel Says ‘Will Assign’ Provision of Employment Agreement Insufficient for Standing

In 2011, Advanced Video filed suit against HTC for patent infringement in the Southern District of New York. The district court dismissed the suit for lack of standing, …

Claims not directed to abstract results when reciting specific steps that accomplish a desired result

According to the Federal Circuit, The claims simply do not simply recite an abstract result. Because the claims recite specific steps that accomplish a desired result, the …

Stryker Seeks Intellectual Property Manager for Mahwah, NJ

Stryker is seeking an intellectual property manager for it's Mahwah, NJ Location.  The Stryker IP Manager will provide IP support for the Spine and Joint Replacement Divisions. …
By Press Releases
19 hours ago 0

What Does Mark Hamill Know About Title II Reclassification of Internet Service Providers?

Without the FCC’s ability to regulate ISPs under Title II common carrier regulations, there have been fears that ISPs could create bundled mobile packages such as …
By Steve Brachmann
1 day ago 0

The Cost of Registering a Trademark in Southeast Asia

Typically, there are three categories of costs involved in filing trademark applications in Southeast Asia and, subsequently, getting them registered; these are official fees, attorney charges, and …

Snell & Wilmer Announce Promotions Including 2 Intellectual Property Attorneys

Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce six attorneys have been elected to join the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2018. In addition, five attorneys were elected to counsel. …
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1 day ago 0

In Travel Sentry v. Tropp, CAFC recognizes broad scope of attribution under doctrine of divided infringement

The central issue before the Federal Circuit was whether there was a genuine issue of material fact that TSA’s performance of those steps could be attributed …

Federal Circuit says Finjan virus-screening method not abstract, is patent eligible

In Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part, and remanded the case to the …
By John M. Rogitz
2 days ago 0

Vegas Golden Knights trademark challenged by U.S. Army at TTAB

The notice of opposition filed by the Army to challenge the “VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS” mark cites multiple grounds for opposition including priority and likelihood of confusion, dilution …

Fish & Richardson Elevates 21 Attorneys to Principal

Fish & Richardson has elevated 21 attorneys to principal at the firm, effective January 1, 2018. The new principals in the firm’s Litigation Group are: Erin Alper and Jacqueline Tio (…
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2 days ago 0

Why is PTAB spending precious resources killing good patents?

Patents that have withstood scrutiny in Article III federal courts are not bad patents, they are good patents, and they ought not to be struck down by …
By Gene Quinn
3 days ago 27

Samsung Liable for Infringing Huawei Patents After Maliciously Delaying Negotiations

A Chinese court entered a ruling in favor of Huawei in a patent infringement case against Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung. While finding Samsung liable for infringing the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 1

7 Ways Unconscious Bias Inhibits Legal Diversity & Inclusion

Unconscious bias prevents law firms, corporations and Government agencies from hiring the best talent and retaining that talent.  Bias against those that are not in the majority …
By Bernard Knight
3 days ago 8

Wolf Greenfield Promotes Four Attorneys to Shareholder in 2018

Intellectual property law firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon S. Blackwell PhD, Oona M. Johnstone PhD, Daniel T. Wehner …
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3 days ago 0