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New Blockchain Solutions, Crypto Products, Regulations and Licenses; 51% Attack Hits, Insurer Traces Ransomware Payment, Crypto Crimes Report Published

USA - January 31 2020 A multinational closures company has announced what it describes as the first European winery that tracks wine products using “connected closures”…

What Does Brexit Mean for Your European Union Trademarks?

European Union, United Kingdom - January 31 2020 The United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union today. The implementation period runs for the next 11 months, through Dec. 31. During this time…

Be Sure to Ask Your Scientists the Right Questions or Risk Losing Patent Protection

USA - January 27 2020 Under the first-to-file patent system in place in the U.S. and globally, a publication that pre-dates an effective filing date can preclude the…

Be Sure to Ask Your Scientists the Right Questions or Risk Losing Patent Protection

USA - January 27 2020 Under the first-to-file patent system in place in the U.S. and globally, a publication that pre-dates an effective filing date can preclude the…

PTAB by the numbers: A closer look at the most recent PTAB AIA trial statistics

USA - January 23 2020 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently posted the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) statistics for December 2019 (first…

Can Booking.com Trademark Its Company Name? How Will the U.S. Supreme Court Resolve Whether a Generic Term Plus a Top-Level Domain Is Protectable?

USA - January 15 2020 The legal battle between Booking.com BV and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began more than five years ago and concerns whether the…

Who Is Holding the Bag: How Will the Supreme Court Resolve the Circuit Split on Recovery of Profits in Trademark Cases?

USA - December 31 2019 Two weeks from now, on January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc. on the long-standing…

POP Addresses IPR Printed Publication Standard

USA - December 26 2019 The Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) of the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB) recently answered the question, “What is required for a petitioner…

Settlement Offers Can Be Used Against You (in a Patent Case)

USA - December 23 2019 Rule 408 of the Federal Rules of Evidence protects settlement communications. The language of the rule is clear. Such communications are “not…

Ethereum Fork Successful, Solutions Target Sneakers and Browsers, EU and NY Consider Regulations, Enforcement Actions Continue

USA - December 13 2019 The Ethereum network’s Istanbul hard fork went forward late last week with the support of node operators, miners and cryptocurrency exchanges…