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Supreme Court Clarifies Test For Determining Whether Designs On Useful Articles Are Eligible For Copyright Protection: Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

USA - March 23 2017 While federal copyright laws unquestionably allow protection for original works of art, copyright eligibility has been less clear in situations where

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.

USA - March 22 2017 On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc. This case concerns

SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products: Supreme Court holds that laches cannot preclude a claim for damages incurred within the Patent Act’s six-year limitations period

USA - March 22 2017 In a 7-1 decision issued yesterday, the Supreme Court held that the equitable defense of laches (i.e., delay in filing suit for patent infringement

A successful parody: Louis Vuitton Malletier v Haute Diggity Dog

USA - April 22 2008 In a decision that surprised many trademark owners (including the INTA which had filed an amicus brief in support of the trademark owner’s position), the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog, 507 F.3d 252 (4th Cir. 2007), held that “Chewy Vuiton” for dog chew toys did not infringe or dilute the trademarks of Louis Vuitton, the high-end handbag manufacturer

The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc.

USA - July 11 2016 The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1469, 2014-1504 (Fed. Cir. July 11, 2016) the Federal Circuit

Supreme Court Clarifies Test For Determining Whether Designs On Useful Articles Are Eligible For Copyright Protection: Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

USA - March 23 2017 While federal copyright laws unquestionably allow protection for original works of art, copyright eligibility has been less clear in situations where

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.

USA - March 22 2017 On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc. This case concerns

SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products: Supreme Court holds that laches cannot preclude a claim for damages incurred within the Patent Act’s six-year limitations period

USA - March 22 2017 In a 7-1 decision issued yesterday, the Supreme Court held that the equitable defense of laches (i.e., delay in filing suit for patent infringement

Supreme Court Rejects Federal Circuit’s Basis For Finding Infringement Liability For U.S. Exporters Under 271(f)(1): Life Technologies Corp. et al. v.Promega Corp.

USA - February 22 2017 The Supreme Court today reversed the Federal Circuit's interpretation of an infringement liability statute in litigation over whether shipping a

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Lee v. Tam

USA - January 19 2017 On January 18, 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office v