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Claims are construed in design case
  • Morris James LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2016

Sleet, J. Claim construction opinion issues regarding five terms from one patent. A Markman hearing took place on March 7, 2016. The disputed


Despite increased hiring, design patent application backlog builds
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

During the February 4, 2016 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Quarterly Meeting, the USPTO's Patent Operations Update projected a record number


Can a US patent be used to invalidate an EU design?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • October 20 2015

Senz applied to register EU Community designs for its “storm proof” umbrellas. The umbrellas carry a unique tapered shape with an asymmetrical design


Trade secrets or patents why software presents no “one size fits all” solution
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2015

There are many ways to obtain intellectual property protection for software creations. Many keep the software code confidential and maintain the


Federal Circuit revives suit on ultrasonic surgical instrument patents, but affirms summary judgment of non-infringement of design patents
  • Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

The district court erred in granting summary judgment of indefiniteness based on its finding that the claim limitation “a method of measurement, the


Federal Circuit grants mandamus disallowing use of U.S. discovery in foreign proceedings
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

The Federal Circuit has granted mandamus vacating a New Jersey district court's order that allowed plaintiff Nippon to use defendant's proprietary


Jockeying for dollars: Kentucky downs faces two lawsuits over betting machines
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

And they're off ... To the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. One of the country's premier racetracks, Kentucky Downs


How a trade secret could have saved a running royalty from a nearly invincible law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2015

In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, just handed down June 22, 2015, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the 50 year old holding of Brulotte v. Thys Co


Commission issues final determination in 887 investigation; finds violation of Section 337 based on patent infringement and theft of trade secrets
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2015

On May 6, 2015, the Commission issued an Opinion in Certain Crawler Cranes And Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-887. Complainant, Manitowoc Cranes


Apple-Samsung trade dress case demonstrates potential value of design patents
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

A jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages after finding that smartphones sold by Samsung diluted Apple's trade dress and infringed Apple's