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INTA Urges EUIPO Grand Board to Provide Guidance on Similarity Between Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

The International Trademark Association (INTA) submitted observations in a trademark case before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Grand Board of Appeal on April 1. The case …
By James Nurton
2 months ago 0

Stand Up to the Attacks on Our Tech Transfer System

It’s hard to believe that, not too long ago, alliances between the public and private sectors were unheard of unless the government was picking up the …
By Joseph Allen
2 months ago 0

Rules of Evidence Crush Wi-LAN’s Patent Infringement Claims Against Vizio and Sharp

On April 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, …
By Logan Murr
2 months ago 0

Stakeholders Speak Out on Google v. Oracle

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that still has many in the intellectual property world reeling—and not just copyright practitioners. The …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

In re Stanford: Ruined by a Processor and a Memory

Computer boilerplate – such as including “a processor and a memory” in claims – is commonplace in patent applications. However, the recent case of In re Stanford shows that …
By William Morriss
2 months ago 27

Second Circuit: Museum’s Online Exhibit Featuring ‘Frankenstein’ Guitar Photo was Fair Use

On Friday, April 2, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a Summary Order affirming a district court’s finding that the Metropolitan Museum …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 1

License to Copy: Your Software Code Isn’t Safe After Google v. Oracle

In characteristic form, the Supreme Court has once again managed to blow it in another intellectual property case. This time, the Justices blessed Google's copying of Oracle's …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 80

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is seeking a Patent Associate

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is seeking a Patent Attorney with 2-6 years of experience for the firm’s Denver office. This is a full-time, permanent position in …

Computer Programs are Different, Says SCOTUS in Landmark Ruling that Google’s Use of Oracle’s API Packages Was Fair

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning found Google’s use of Oracle’s Java application programming interface (“API packages”) a fair use as a matter of …
By Eileen McDermott
3 months ago 10

This Week in Washington IP: Bridging the Global Internet Gap, Addressing Russian Counterspace Advances and Europe’s Place in U.S.-Chinese Tech Competition

This week in Washington IP news, both houses of Congress remain quiet during their regularly scheduled work periods. Among policy institutes, the Center for Strategic & International Studies …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0

5G RAN Developments: Challenges and Opportunities for Patent Licensing in a 5G Future

Much has been said about how 5G will better use the airwaves, giving wings to new communications between people and between devices. Little has been said though …
By Craig Thompson
3 months ago 0

Peloton Wants to Cancel the Mark SPINNING for Being Generic – the TTAB Has Rarely Granted Such a Petition

Peloton’s petitions to cancel Mad Dogg’s registered trademarks for SPIN and SPINNING (in Classes 41 and 28) for genericism ask the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) …
By Sarah Brooks & Alicia Sharon
3 months ago 3

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 2: GAO Report Shows No Federal Government Patent Rights in Remdesivir, Second Circuit’s Warhol/Prince Ruling Limits Fair Use Doctrine, and Ex-USPTO Director Iancu Rejoins Irell & Manella

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senators Tillis and Leahy urge the appointment of several key IP officials, including USPTO Director, before World IP Day; former USPTO …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0

Three Ways to Future-Proof Your IP Portfolio

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dramatic shift in how IP professionals manage their patent and trademark portfolios. Fortunately, many IP law firms and corporate IP departments …
By Reinhard Ottway
3 months ago 0

Second Circuit Delivers Blow for Fair Use in Warhol’s Prince Photograph Case

On March 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York’s decision …
By Logan Murr
3 months ago 0