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U.S. Supreme Court Puts Brakes on Cuozzo

USA - June 21 2016 In the first case it heard about inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld two vitally important aspects of the America...

Matthew D. Zapadka, B. Dell Chism.

Supreme Court Eases Test For Awarding Enhanced Damages For Willful Patent Infringement

USA - June 14 2016 In a June 13, 2016 decision, Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc., the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Federal Circuit and its...

Richard J. Oparil, Kevin M. Bell.

Federal Trade Secret Law Now Provides for Civil Actions

USA - May 12 2016 On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed and enacted the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), creating a federal civil cause of action...

Matthew D. Zapadka.

Washington Redskins Ask Supreme Court to Reconsider "Disparaging" Trademark Rule

USA - April 27 2016 The owners of the Washington Redskins have petitioned the Supreme Court to reinstate the canceled "Washington Redskins" trademark registration. If...

Richard J. Oparil, Matthew J. Laskoski.

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Issues Updated Rules for Post Issuance Proceedings

USA - April 6 2016 On March 31, 2016, the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) updated the rules of its Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for inter partes review (IPR)...