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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 Broadens Base for Patent Eligibility in Amdocs v. Openet Telecom
November 18, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  For only the third time, eligibility upheld at “step one” of Alice test Patent eligibility decided in view of written description in patent at issue Dissent...
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Review of Patent Exhaustion by Supreme Court Likely in Impression v. Lexmark
November 2, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  Future of common law doctrine of patent exhaustion in the balance Petition for certiorari claims majority ruling renders "patent exhaustion doctrine meaningless"...
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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...
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 »

Federal Circuit Broadens Base for Patent Eligibility in Amdocs v. Openet Telecom
November 18, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  For only the third time, eligibility upheld at “step one” of Alice test Patent eligibility decided in view of written description in patent at issue Dissent...
More »

Review of Patent Exhaustion by Supreme Court Likely in Impression v. Lexmark
November 2, 2016 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
  Future of common law doctrine of patent exhaustion in the balance Petition for certiorari claims majority ruling renders "patent exhaustion doctrine meaningless"...
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