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Patent Eligibility Overhaul Framework May Spur New Fights
Lawmakers working on legislation to rewrite patent eligibility law have unveiled a framework for what they want their bill to look like, and attorneys say [...]
$13M Patent Bill Rests On Inflammatory Statements: Huawei
The Chinese phone and tablet maker Huawei asked a Texas federal court on Thursday to erase a $13.2 million patent infringement award, saying trial winner [...]
Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Ax Of Hologic Medical Device Patent
The Federal Circuit on Friday ruled a Hologic patent related to a treatment for abnormal menstrual bleeding was invalid because it would have been obvious, [...]
Halliburton Says Ex-Engineer Stole IP, Tried To Sell It Back
Halliburton Energy Services is suing a former engineer, alleging he stole its proprietary information for a new technology, quit the company, patented that stolen intellectual [...]
Fed. Circ. Says Court Wrongly Tossed $7.5M IP Verdict
A Federal Circuit panel on Friday said a lower court wrongly threw out a $7.5 million jury verdict against Novozymes A/S in a patent case [...]
Blue Cross Attacks Janssen Prostate Cancer Drug ‘Monopoly’
Blue Cross Blue Shield accused Janssen Biotech of misusing patent infringement suits to keep generic versions of prostate cancer drug Zytiga at bay, telling a [...]
Bong Blitz: Pipe Maker Goes On TM Rampage
A company that sells a popular brand of cannabis pipes has quietly become the most litigious trademark plaintiff in the country, filing hundreds of cases [...]
Greenberg Traurig Nabs Ex-Hunton IP Pro In Atlanta
Greenberg Traurig LLP has brought on a former Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partner with more than two decades of experience in patent law to its [...]
X-Ray Engineer Gave Trade Secrets To Rival, Philips Says
A former Philips Medical Systems employee stole trade secrets that have given a competitor “a decadeslong head start” in designing and selling its own knock off [...]
Brand Battles: Stonewall Inn, March Madness, Star Wars
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the famous Stonewall Inn aims to block an LGBTQ group from [...]
Fed. Circ. Backs ITC In Roomba Co.’s Claim Construction Row
A split Federal Circuit panel on Friday sided with the U.S. International Trade Commission’s finding that one of Roomba maker iRobot’s patents had not been [...]
Fed. Circ. Affirms ITC Ax Of Car Toll Patent Claims
The Federal Circuit on Friday invalidated parts of two patents covering technology used in electronic toll systems, upholding the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision in [...]
Other Barks and Bites for Friday, April 19: Qualcomm Stock Soars Following Settlement with Apple, Supreme Court Cert Denials, and Trademark Suit Filings Up in Q1
This week in Other Barks & Bites: Qualcomm stock soars 20% after settling patent litigation with Apple; the U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari in two [...]
AT&T Says ‘5GE’ Doesn’t Trick Consumers In Sprint Ad Row
Consumers are not being fooled into thinking AT&T's upgraded fourth-generation service is actually 5G, the company told a New York federal court Thursday as it [...]
Fed. Circ. Won’t Revive Server Patent Axed By PTAB
The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to invalidate claims from a Rosetta-Wireless Corp. network server patent challenged by [...]
Full Fed. Circ. Won’t Eye Reviving $19M Samsung IP Verdict
The Federal Circuit won't reconsider its decision to throw out a $19.2 million patent infringement verdict against Samsung, despite arguments from a nonpracticing entity that [...]
Answers To AI Patent Questions May Be Found In Biotech
In patenting innovations involving artificial intelligence, there is uncertainty on issues like inventorship, adequacy of disclosure, assessment of nonobviousness, and patent eligibility. The field of [...]
IP Hires: Cole Schotz, Davis Wright, Ropers Majeski
In this week’s round of intellectual property attorney moves, Cole Schotz boosted its Dallas office with four new IP lawyers, while Davis Wright Tremaine added [...]
McDermott Expands Reach With New Delaware Office
A growing, global McDermott Will & Emery LLP announced the opening of a full-on, full-practice Delaware office recently, in a move the firm said reflects [...]
Windels Marx Adds Budd Larner IP Group In NJ
A 19-member intellectual property group from Budd Larner PC has departed for Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP’s Madison, New Jersey, office, where it will [...]
Polsinelli Adds Boston Biotech IP Attys From Wolf Greenfield
Polsinelli added a pair of former Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC intellectual property attorneys to its Boston office in an effort to boost its biotechnology/life [...]
The Firms Filing The Most Patent Suits In Q1
Law firms in Delaware set the pace for firms filing the most patent suits over the first quarter of 2019, continuing a recent trend, while [...]
5 Times Lawyers Settled During The Big Show
Apple and Qualcomm grabbed headlines when they decided to settle their differences before a San Diego federal jury could decide their multibillion-dollar antitrust dispute. But [...]
How to Be an Effective Advocate When Responding To Examiners
You're a patent prosecutor. You've just received an office action. The examiner has rejected your claims. You think the examiner got it wrong. On the [...]

The Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks and Non-Conventional Trademarks

Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) adopted the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (STLT) on 27 March 2006, updating the 1994 Trademark Law Treaty (TLT). It was signed by Australia on 26 March 2007. The purpose of the STLT was to keep pace with technological advancements and to promote international […]


Canada joins the Madrid Protocol at last!

Finally, Canada will become one of the contracting parties to the Madrid Agreement under the Madrid Protocol with an implementation date of 17 June 2019. The Madrid Protocol is a treaty providing for the international registration of trade marks and is administered by the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in […]


WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Reach New Record in 2018

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released its annual report in relation to cybersquatting cases it heard under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). WIPO reports that trade mark owners filed a record of 3,447 cases under the UDRP with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center in 2018. According to WIPO, this is […]


New Amendments to Australia’s IP Laws: Non-Use Applications

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (the Act) is introducing new changes to Australia’s IP regime. This article will consider the changes to the grace period for non-use applications under the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth). What is a non-use application? A non-use application is an […]


How to Monitor my Trade Mark for Infringement?

A trade mark, sometimes called a ‘brand’ is used to signify that products or services originate from a particular entity or business. Proprietary rights in a trade mark may be obtained either by use (so-called ‘common law’ rights) or by registration (‘statutory rights’). Common law rights arise when a trade mark is used to such […]


New Amendments to Australia’s IP Laws: Parallel Importation

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (the Act) is introducing new changes to Australia’s IP regime. This article will consider some of the major changes to parallel importations introduced by the Act and how these impact upon the current IP regime. What is parallel importation? Parallel […]


How to Get an International Trade Mark?

Even if you have registered a trade mark in your home country, this does not guarantee protection when you decide to expand your brand and market your products or services globally. Your trade marks may have protection in the geographical places where they are registered, but if you are trading overseas, you should consider whether […]


3 Important Trade Mark Considerations

Descriptiveness Though it might be tempting to opt for a descriptive name for your brand to assist consumers with brand recognition, choosing a name that is too descriptive often results in a brand that is not be capable of registration as trade mark. Consider, for example, the brand name ‘Global Exports’ which is in the […]


Funny Trade Mark Quotes

The Beginning of a Trade Mark If you’ve had any experience with trade marks, then you know it can be an exciting process. A trade mark gives you ownership of the name and the legal right to use that mark exclusively to brand your business and prevent others from doing so. From the time that […]


The Basics of Copyright Law in Australia

What is copyright? Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects the creator of an original work (or other subject matter) by granting exclusive rights in that work. These rights allow creators to control how their work is used and provides creators a means to commercialise their works. Who is the owner of copyright? […]