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The Transition is Over: Evaluating Your Trademark and Design Portfolios in the EU and UK Now That BREXIT is Official
January 11, 2021
By: Mary Lou Wakimura and F. James Coe
As of January 1, 2021, registered European Union (EU) Trademarks and Community Designs are no longer effective in the United Kingdom (UK).  The United Kingdom Intellectual Property...
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USPTO COVID-19 Response Update
June 5, 2020
By: Deirdre E. Sanders
The USPTO announced that it has launched the COVID-19 Response Resource Center to provide improved access to USPTO initiatives, programs, and other helpful intellectual property-related...
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Federal Circuit Decision Shows How Software Improvements to Computer Technologies are Patentable
May 6, 2020
By: Benjamin J. Sparrow
The Court held that “software can make patent-eligible improvements to computer technology, and related claims are eligible as long as they are directed to non-abstract improvements...
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United States Patent Office Finds Artificial Intelligence System Cannot Be An Inventor
April 29, 2020
By: F. James Coe
The United States Patent Office limits inventorship to “natural persons.” Under current U.S. patent law, identifying an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system as an inventor...
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Justices Say Willfulness Not Needed For Trademark Profits
April 24, 2020
By: John L. DuPré and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court clarifies that there is no willfulness requirement for awarding profits in trademark cases Defendant’s mental state is important in determining whether...
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USPTO Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Deadlines Under the CARES Act
April 2, 2020 - USPTO Website
By: John L. DuPré and Deirdre E. Sanders
In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is providing for extensions of the time...
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Does a “Full Moon” Mean Mars too?: Supreme Court Issues a Pair of Copyright Decisions Limiting Litigation Options
March 6, 2019
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court resolves conflicting decision by lower courts in copyright cases A plaintiff may not file a copyright litigation until the U.S. Copyright Office registers the copyright...
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A Secret Sale Might be Prior Art and Bar Patentability
January 31, 2019
By: Timothy J. Meagher
Enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) did not change the meaning of the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. § 102. Under the AIA, a company’s commercial sale...
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The Transition is Over: Evaluating Your Trademark and Design Portfolios in the EU and UK Now That BREXIT is Official
January 11, 2021
By: Mary Lou Wakimura and F. James Coe
As of January 1, 2021, registered European Union (EU) Trademarks and Community Designs are no longer effective in the United Kingdom (UK).  The United Kingdom Intellectual Property...
More »
 
USPTO COVID-19 Response Update
June 5, 2020
By: Deirdre E. Sanders
The USPTO announced that it has launched the COVID-19 Response Resource Center to provide improved access to USPTO initiatives, programs, and other helpful intellectual property-related...
More »
 
Federal Circuit Decision Shows How Software Improvements to Computer Technologies are Patentable
May 6, 2020
By: Benjamin J. Sparrow
The Court held that “software can make patent-eligible improvements to computer technology, and related claims are eligible as long as they are directed to non-abstract improvements...
More »
 
United States Patent Office Finds Artificial Intelligence System Cannot Be An Inventor
April 29, 2020
By: F. James Coe
The United States Patent Office limits inventorship to “natural persons.” Under current U.S. patent law, identifying an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system as an inventor...
More »
 
Justices Say Willfulness Not Needed For Trademark Profits
April 24, 2020
By: John L. DuPré and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court clarifies that there is no willfulness requirement for awarding profits in trademark cases Defendant’s mental state is important in determining whether...
More »
 
USPTO Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Deadlines Under the CARES Act
April 2, 2020 - USPTO Website
By: John L. DuPré and Deirdre E. Sanders
In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is providing for extensions of the time...
More »
 
Does a “Full Moon” Mean Mars too?: Supreme Court Issues a Pair of Copyright Decisions Limiting Litigation Options
March 6, 2019
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court resolves conflicting decision by lower courts in copyright cases A plaintiff may not file a copyright litigation until the U.S. Copyright Office registers the copyright...
More »
 
A Secret Sale Might be Prior Art and Bar Patentability
January 31, 2019
By: Timothy J. Meagher
Enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) did not change the meaning of the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. § 102. Under the AIA, a company’s commercial sale...
More »
 

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