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Right of publicity is assignable during one’s lifetime
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2014

A California appeals court recently clarified that the right of publicity is assignable during one's lifetime under California law. In Timed Out, LLC


Ustream’s attempt to invoke DMCA safe harbor protection denied on MSJ
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2015

The United States District Court for the District of Delaware recently denied defendant UStream's motion for summary judgment against Square Ring


Introducing PTAB statistics: unique insights into claim disposition and construction in final written decisions
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

With over 2,000 petitions filed since AIA trials became available, filings have exceeded even the USPTO's ambitious projections. As of October 6


Third Circuit: inferences of irreparable harm permissible in seeking preliminary injunction
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2015

Although plaintiffs seeking a preliminary injunction in Lanham Act cases are not entitled to a presumption of irreparable harm, they can rely on


Appeal of first IPR to Federal Circuit part II: oral argument
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2014

On November 3, 2014, the Federal Circuit heard oral argument in In re: Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, No. 2014-1301, an appeal from the first IPR


A company accused of patent infringement may challenge the validity of a patent invented by a current employee at his previous job, where the employee was not the "driving force" behind the company's decision to infringe
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2014

The equitable doctrine of assignor estoppel bars a patent's assignor from later claiming that what was assigned was a nullity. Thus, after assigning


HUGHES FURNITURE; marketplace evidence; B&B Hardware v. Hargis; likelihood of confusion; marketplace usage
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

Just two days after the Supreme Court's decision in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries, Inc. was released, the TTAB refused to consider marketplace


Indefiniteness prevents Spacex’s IPR from taking off
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2015

The PTAB denied a petitioner's request to institute an IPR in Space Exploration Technologies Corp. v. Blue Origin LLC, IPR 2014-01378, Paper 6 (March


It may be impossible to recover patent rights assigned to another entity on the mistaken assumption the other entity also had rights in the invention
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2015

The founders of Memorylink planned to collaborate with Motorola on wireless multimedia technology, discussed features to be patented, and along with


Patent owner may lose its right to sue for patent infringement if prior owner of the patents should have discovered the infringing activity years before filing suit
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2015

An Indiana court recently barred a patent owner's infringement claim because a prior owner of the patents should have known of the infringing