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"Types" of Protection for Font and Typeface Designs

November 30 2017 As a counterpoint to our article last month regarding a copyright infringement and breach of contract lawsuit filed against Target over a computer…

Recent Trends on the U.S. Doctrine of Equivalents

September 19 2017 U.S. courts have long recognized that a product or process which does not literally infringe a patent can nevertheless infringe under the "doctrine of…

A Comparison of US and EPO Post Grant Practices

June 16 2017 Challenging the validity of a patent through the courts of Europe and the United States can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Oppositions at…

Patent Grace Period Laws in the IP5 Patent Offices: Some Similarities But Largely Different

May 16 2017 Life science and other high technology companies most frequently file patent applications in five IP offices (IP5), namely: the United States Patent…

Missed connections: seeking the girl on the train, found girl on a train

November 30 2015 The Wall Street Journal recently reported the spike in e-book sales of Alison Waines' two-year-old novel, Girl on a Train. The cause? Apparently…

2(b) or not 2(b)?

June 29 2018 As the fourth of July holiday and midterm elections approach, you may be seeing more of the American flag, and other variations on the red, white, and…

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

June 29 2018 As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain…

You Say Yes, They Say No, No, No!

June 28 2018 The District of New Jersey recently denied a defendant’s motion to dismiss a false advertising claim relating to advertising for its generic drug…

Updated Bayh-Dole Regulations Increase Certain Risks of Losing Title to Federally Funded Inventions

June 19 2018 Businesses and nonprofits that receive funding under a federal government agreement (e.g., contract, cooperative agreement, or grant) executed after…

PTAB Strategies and Insights - June 2018

June 14 2018 Depositions are an important, yet sometimes overlooked, part of AIA proceedings, such as inter partes review ("IPR") trial proceedings. It is…