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Trade secret vs. patent protection: consider FOIA or public records requests

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

With patents coming under increasing scrutiny at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") in conjunction with changes to the patent laws brought

Proceed with caution: navigating the intersection between trade secret and patent law

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • February 5 2014

In a case illustrating the impact of permitting a patent application to be published, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a

Is your new design obvious and how would you know?

  • Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
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  • USA
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  • January 13 2014

The appearance of an invention may be an important asset worth protecting particularly when such an appearance provides a competitive business

Verbal description of patented design is critical to support obviousness holding

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • October 31 2013

Addressing the standards for obviousness and functionality of a design patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed and

Federal Circuit bolsters validity of design patents

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 27 2013

The value of design patents increased recently when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the trial court's ruling that the

High Point Design LLC et al. V. Buyers Direct, Inc.

  • Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 19 2013

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently issued a precedential unanimous opinion in High Point Design LLC et al. V. Buyers Direct

Apple v. Samsung: the Federal Circuit recognizes protection for confidential information that would harm competitive interests, despite the high profile nature of the litigation

  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 27 2013

The Federal Circuit has ruled that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.'s financial and internal market research information may remain protected

$12.4 million in fees awarded for patent and trade secret claims brought in bad faith, including fees for "computer-assisted algorithm-driven document review"

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 15 2013

A federal district court recently awarded more than $12.4 million in attorneys' fees to the defendants as "prevailing parties" based on its finding

Lululemon and Calvin Klein settle yoga pants design litigation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • November 26 2012

As we reported previously, Lululemon, an exercise apparel company, filed suit against Calvin Klein and its supplier G-III Apparel Group for infringement of three Lululemon design patents for yoga pants

Too successful to be your intellectual property? How the Apple v. Samsung case illustrates a growing legal trend that can punish product designers for being too good at what they do

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 25 2012

The iPhone has already staked its place as a great achievement in aesthetic industrial design