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In Search of a Jury Trial: One Inventor’s Experience at the PTAB and Federal Circuit

Outlined below is the story of how the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 made a novel 2002 invention obvious in 2018. I’m the first named inventor of the 7058524 …
By Paul Hayes
2 hours ago 1

Review of Key 2019 Trade Secret Decisions and Trends (Part II)

Part I of this series covered (1) Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, 139  S.Ct. 2356 (2020) in which the Supreme Court held that commercial or financial information that …
By Peter J. Toren
21 hours ago 0

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Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Seeks Patent Attorney or Agent

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) has an immediate opening for a patent attorney or patent agent to join our West Orange, NJ office. Qualified candidates should have …

Background Pitfalls When Drafting a Patent Application

Generally speaking, the first section of a patent specification will be the Background. The Manual of Patent Examination and Procedure (MPEP) recommends that the Background be broken …
By Gene Quinn
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Other Barks & Bites, Friday, January 24: Federal Circuit Remands Cases Under Arthrex and USPTO Announces New PPAC and TPAC Members

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit revives patent infringement claims asserted against Facebook’s News Feed; the CAFC also remanded a trio of cases …
By IPWatchdog
3 days ago 1

VirnetX Urges SCOTUS to End Apple Gamesmanship in Decade-Long Patent Battle

VirnetX on Wednesday filed its brief in opposition to Apple’s petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court, which asks the High Court to review the Federal …
By Eileen McDermott
3 days ago 9

Unified Patents is Seeking a Part Time Legal Fellow

Unified Patents is offering a paid, legal fellowing position for assisting with its legal and database activities. No technical background is required, although experience with Excel and/…

IBM, Toyota Join LOT Network, Underscoring Rapid Growth for the Patent Risk Management Consortium

Information technology giant IBM recently announced that it had agreed to join the LOT Network, a nonprofit patent risk management consortium designed to immunize its members from …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 13

Protecting Creative Works After Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court finally unequivocally answered the question about whether copyright owners need to receive a Registration Certificate from the Copyright Office before …

Trademark Litigation Review—What Happened in 2019 and What to Watch This Year

Two things are true about the world of trademarks—it is rarely boring, and something is always on the horizon. The following are some of the significant …
By Nicholas Hawkins
4 days ago 0

Leason Ellis LLP Is Seeking Junior and Mid-Level Associates

Leason Ellis LLP is seeking a junior-level associate to join our dynamic litigation group. This positions is a Full-Time; Exempt …

Nintendo Dodges $10.1 Million Jury Verdict in Texas Order Invalidating iLife Patent Under Alice

The U.S. District court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, overturned a $10.1 million jury verdict on January 17 against Japanese gaming giant Nintendo under the …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 15

Seven Steps to Address Trade Secret Misappropriation by Whistleblowers

The primary purpose of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is to provide federal remedies to individuals and companies that have had their trade secrets misappropriated. That …

Eight Tips to Get Your Patent Approved at the EPO

Patent prosecution can sometimes seem to be a rather byzantine process. As with anything, the more you understand, the better prepared you will be for the strategic …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 6

Unified Patents is Seeking a Director of Legal Operations

Unified Patents is  Seeking a Director of Legal Operations.  This full-time, permanent position is ideally suited for an ambitious and recent JD graduate interested in working in …

It’s About Control, Not Exclusion: Why Trade Secrets Are Treated Like Property, Part 1

Sometimes it seems that trade secrets are always fighting for respect. I recently ran into a friend who teaches at a European university. He somehow found a …
By James Pooley
6 days ago 5

CAFC Affirms District Court Judgment on Coffee Cartridge Patents

On January 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential decision affirming the District Court’s judgment of invalidity as to …
By Randy Nguyen
6 days ago 1