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Supreme Court Rejects PTO “Generic Term” Rule

USA - June 30 2020 This morning, an 8-1 majority of the Supreme Court held that "BOOKING.com" was not a generic term and was thus eligible for trademark registration…

Geoffrey P. Eaton, Patrick Bannon, Linda T. Coberly, Michael Elkin, Jennifer Golinveaux, Thomas Patrick Lane, Kathi Vidal

Supreme Court Strikes Restrictions on Removing CFPB Director, but Allows Agency to Continue Operating

USA - June 30 2020 In a highly anticipated decision concerning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the U.S. Supreme Court has stricken restrictions on the…

Geoffrey P. Eaton, Kobi Brinson, Linda T. Coberly, Ross J. Corbett, Kathi Vidal

Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgements

USA - June 23 2020 On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission, limiting the SEC's ability to seek "disgorgement" of…

Geoffrey P. Eaton, Linda T. Coberly, John E. Schreiber, James Smith, Sean H. Suber, Kathi Vidal

Supreme Court Rules Government Must Compensate Health Insurers for ACA Losses

USA - April 30 2020 On April 27, 2020, the Supreme Court held that health insurance companies are entitled to compensation if they lost money through participating in…

Geoffrey P. Eaton, Courtney S. Block, Linda T. Coberly, David Dahlquist, Kathi Vidal

Supreme Court Holds that PTAB’s Decision about Timeliness of IPR Institution Cannot Be Appealed

USA - April 30 2020 On April 20, 2020, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision holding that 35 U.S.C. §314(d) of the Patent Act bars courts from reviewing the Patent…

Geoffrey P. Eaton, Linda T. Coberly, Michael R. Rueckheim, Kathi Vidal, Danielle Williams