Posts Tagged: aba


Fishing for Trade Secrets

Modern discovery can be quite disruptive and expensive. Recognizing that there is a particular danger of abuse in trade secret cases, where defendants are often individuals or …
By James Pooley
1 year ago 2

ABA asks Federal Circuit to reverse panel’s decision awarding lawyer fees in patent appeal cases

The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, arguing that a provision of U.S. …
By Press Releases
1 year ago 2

Revising Section 101 of the Patent Act: What’s at Stake?

These revisions favor patent owners, according to Palmer, but not everyone is supportive. For instance, Bilski, Mayo, Myriad, and Alice have given several accused infringers an additional …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 years ago 23

Patent Bar Groups Propose Legislation to Fix Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Problems

Over the past few months, several of the major intellectual property organizations have developed proposed legislative fixes to patent subject matter holdings by the courts. The American …
By Robert Stoll
2 years ago 62

ABA files amicus brief in Lee v. Tam to correct errors in trademark law made by Federal Circuit

In the brief, the ABA takes no official opinion on whether the disparagement provisions of the Lanham Act are invalid in the face of constitutionally-protected free speech. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 3

Polling the Bar: An Unscientific Survey of Our Colleagues on Alice

Earlier this month, attorneys and patent practitioners from all over the nation, and far corners of the globe, descended upon Bethesda, Maryland for the 31st Annual Intellectual …
By Mark Mathison
3 years ago 3

ABA CLE Webinar – The Agile Software Trend

The Agile Software Trend: How to be a Flexible Attorney in a Rigid IP System This program will explore some successful methods for working with clients following …

An IPWatchdog Year in Review: Looking Back at 2012

Although we have not been officially notified by the ABA, the vote totals are now viewable on the ABA Journal Blawg 100 page and it seems that we …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

IP Tweeters You Should Be Following on Twitter

Those with Twitter accounts who are looking for some good folks to follow look no further. Likely everyone in the industry is already familiar with folks like …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Patents for Humanity Announced at White House Event

I had the honor of being invited to the White House today for the Innovation for Global Development Event, which was held in support of the President’…
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 13

Update, Thank You + Please Vote IPWatchdog

Hello everyone. I am writing today to provide an update to our readers on several matters (i.e., Renee's surgery and our server issues), and to make …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

A Special Thank You to Our Guest Contributors!

Over the years IPWatchdog.com has continued to try and add additional perspectives from a wide variety of guest contributors, ranging from well respected practicing attorneys and …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

The State of the Judiciary: Federal Court Fiscal Problems

Our biggest problems (apart from judicial salaries and the consequent effect on morale and tenure of judges) are judicial vacancies and the politicization of the confirmation process. …
By Judge Norma Shapiro
8 years ago 0

An Exclusive Interview with Ted Olson & David Boies

The coming together of Ted Olson and David Boies for the purpose of advocating for a judicial system was not by happenstance. As you will read in …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Judiciary Crisis: ABA Task Force Seeks to Preserve Justice

The Task Force is on the Preservation of the Justice System, and is chaired by perhaps the two most well-known lawyers in the United States, David Boies …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 5