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Patent Law Alert - Supreme Court Keeps Alive The Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel

USA - August 3 2021 In a 5-4 decision in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., 594 U. S. ____ (June 29, 2021), the Court left intact the doctrine of Assignor Estoppel…

Daniel Basov

Litigation Law Alert - Tiffany’s $21 million Summary Judgement against Costco for Trademark Infringement Vacated on Appeal

USA - September 9 2020 In a stunning reversal, the case charging Costco with trademark infringement and counterfeiting for selling “Tiffany” engagement rings was sent back…

Litigation Law Alert - U.S. Supreme Court rules Booking.com is not generic

USA - July 14 2020 Is a mark styled “generic.com” always generic? The U.S. Supreme Court says no. The key question turns on what the mark means to the consumer. United…

Litigation Law Alert - U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Defense Preclusion”

USA - May 21 2020 If you fail to pursue a possible defense in a case, are you necessarily precluded from asserting it in all later cases involving the same parties and…

U. S. Supreme Court Rules that States Cannot be Sued for Copyright Infringement

USA - April 2 2020 In Allen v. Cooper, No. 18-877, 589 U.S. ____ (2020), the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990, known as…