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Federal Circuit Withdraws Burden Of Persuasion From Patent Owner In In Re Aqua Products, Inc. v. Joseph Matal
October 5, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce
The Federal Circuit has potentially made it easier for patent owners to defend their patents in inter partes review proceedings.  However, the actual effect has yet to be...
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The Federal Circuit Confirms a Return to Restrictive Patent Venue Requirements
September 29, 2017
By: John L. DuPré and Samuel J. Sussman
The requirements as to where a patent infringement case can be filed are different from and more restrictive than the venue requirements for a general case Unless the...
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds "Disparagement Clause" of Trademark Law Unconstitutional
June 19, 2017
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Free speech prevents the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from denying registration of trademarks considered disparaging   Today, in Lee v. Tam, the U.S. Supreme...
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Supreme Court Strengthens and Broadens Exhaustion Doctrine
June 1, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce
A sale of a product by a patentee or its licensee exhausts all patent rights in that item, regardless of restrictions or location of the sale In a sweeping decision, the Supreme...
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Supreme Court Limits Choice of Venue in Patent Cases
May 22, 2017
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Timothy J. Meagher
A corporation only “resides” in its state of incorporation for venue purposes in patent cases. Selling products in a venue is not enough to establish corporate...
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Notice Requirements For Federal Trade Secret Protection
March 2017
By: Christine M. Wise and John L. DuPré
Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016, federal trade secret protection is now available.  The DTSA, and its notice requirement discussed below, are applicable to any...
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US Supreme Court Limits Patent Infringement in Foreign Cases in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp
February 27, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce and Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad is not a “substantial portion of the components” sufficient to “induce”...
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Federal Circuit Clarifies Interstate Use-In-Commerce of Trademarks
November 30, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Patrick A. Quinlan
  The ability to seek federal registration for trademarks is confirmed to be very broad. A sale of a product does not have to cross state lines if the buyer is from another...
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Federal Circuit Withdraws Burden Of Persuasion From Patent Owner In In Re Aqua Products, Inc. v. Joseph Matal
October 5, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce
The Federal Circuit has potentially made it easier for patent owners to defend their patents in inter partes review proceedings.  However, the actual effect has yet to be...
More »

The Federal Circuit Confirms a Return to Restrictive Patent Venue Requirements
September 29, 2017
By: John L. DuPré and Samuel J. Sussman
The requirements as to where a patent infringement case can be filed are different from and more restrictive than the venue requirements for a general case Unless the...
More »

U.S. Supreme Court Holds "Disparagement Clause" of Trademark Law Unconstitutional
June 19, 2017
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Free speech prevents the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from denying registration of trademarks considered disparaging   Today, in Lee v. Tam, the U.S. Supreme...
More »

Supreme Court Strengthens and Broadens Exhaustion Doctrine
June 1, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce
A sale of a product by a patentee or its licensee exhausts all patent rights in that item, regardless of restrictions or location of the sale In a sweeping decision, the Supreme...
More »

Supreme Court Limits Choice of Venue in Patent Cases
May 22, 2017
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Timothy J. Meagher
A corporation only “resides” in its state of incorporation for venue purposes in patent cases. Selling products in a venue is not enough to establish corporate...
More »

Notice Requirements For Federal Trade Secret Protection
March 2017
By: Christine M. Wise and John L. DuPré
Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016, federal trade secret protection is now available.  The DTSA, and its notice requirement discussed below, are applicable to any...
More »

US Supreme Court Limits Patent Infringement in Foreign Cases in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp
February 27, 2017
By: N. Scott Pierce and Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad is not a “substantial portion of the components” sufficient to “induce”...
More »

Federal Circuit Clarifies Interstate Use-In-Commerce of Trademarks
November 30, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Patrick A. Quinlan
  The ability to seek federal registration for trademarks is confirmed to be very broad. A sale of a product does not have to cross state lines if the buyer is from another...
More »

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