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Patents in Crisis: Is there a Solution in Sight?

USA - April 6 2020 Is there a patent crisis? It depends on whom you ask. Neither Europe nor China seem to see more than relatively minor difficulties in particular…

ECJ decision in Sky v. Skykick finds that trademark registrations will not be invalidated for having unclear and imprecise lists of goods and services and also clarifies tests for bad faith trademark filings

European Union, United Kingdom - February 26 2020 The eagerly anticipated decision of the European Court of Justice in the case of Sky v. SkyKick [Case C 371/18] was delivered on January 29, 2020…

Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service

USA - September 22 2019 On June 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held that government entities could not be considered “persons” entitled to challenge patents owned…

Design patent protection for replacement parts

USA - September 22 2019 The fight between insurers and car manufacturers as to whether and, if so how, to protect the design of spare parts for cars delayed the…

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that neither state agencies nor Indian tribes enjoy sovereign immunity, which would protect their patents from challenge in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States patent and trademark office

USA - July 15 2019 On July 20, 2018 in Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Allergan, Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal…