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Think You Won? You May Still Need to Appeal.
May 8, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Christopher K. Albert
Failing to cross-appeal a “not invalid” finding waives the issue on remand. For these litigants, infringement is based on a broad claim construction, while validity...
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Patent Marking is not Conclusive Proof of Patent Infringement
April 11, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
Marking a product with a patent number and paying royalties are merely rebuttable evidence that a product may be covered by a patent. A licensee's marking of a product with...
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Federal Circuit to Reconsider 15-Year Claim Construction Position: Patent Holders and Their Counsel on Watch
April 8, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Deirdre E. Sanders
Claim construction (i.e., the determination of the meaning and scope of claims) is a major part of patent infringement litigation proceedings and can make or break a party’...
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U.S. Supreme Court Copyright Non-Infringement Ruling Results in Global Expansion of the First-Sale Defense
April 3, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary Lou Wakimura
The first-sale doctrine has no geographical boundaries and is a defense to copyright infringement when copyrighted goods lawfully made abroad are imported into the U.S. and re-sold...
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Interactions with Your Customer Can Be the Basis for Liability for Patent Infringement
March 21, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
The relationship between a company and its customer is usually not enough to establish liability for direct patent infringement, but it can create liability for induced patent infringement...
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New Micro Entity Patent Applicants will Benefit from a Seventy-Five Percent Discount on Fees
March 13, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) grants fee-setting authority to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and effective March 19, 2013, the USPTO will adjust...
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Colombia and Mexico Enter the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks
February 13, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Christopher K. Albert
Filing trademark registrations via the Madrid Protocol permits low-cost filing and renewal of trademark registrations in nearly 90 countries Accession by Mexico marks a further...
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International Design Patent Applications Available Soon
January 24, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Darrell L. Wong
U.S. applicants will soon be able to file an international design patent application in the U.S. Patent Office. International design patent applications will be published and provide...
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Think You Won? You May Still Need to Appeal.
May 8, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Christopher K. Albert
Failing to cross-appeal a “not invalid” finding waives the issue on remand. For these litigants, infringement is based on a broad claim construction, while validity...
More »

Patent Marking is not Conclusive Proof of Patent Infringement
April 11, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
Marking a product with a patent number and paying royalties are merely rebuttable evidence that a product may be covered by a patent. A licensee's marking of a product with...
More »

Federal Circuit to Reconsider 15-Year Claim Construction Position: Patent Holders and Their Counsel on Watch
April 8, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Deirdre E. Sanders
Claim construction (i.e., the determination of the meaning and scope of claims) is a major part of patent infringement litigation proceedings and can make or break a party’...
More »

U.S. Supreme Court Copyright Non-Infringement Ruling Results in Global Expansion of the First-Sale Defense
April 3, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary Lou Wakimura
The first-sale doctrine has no geographical boundaries and is a defense to copyright infringement when copyrighted goods lawfully made abroad are imported into the U.S. and re-sold...
More »

Interactions with Your Customer Can Be the Basis for Liability for Patent Infringement
March 21, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
The relationship between a company and its customer is usually not enough to establish liability for direct patent infringement, but it can create liability for induced patent infringement...
More »

New Micro Entity Patent Applicants will Benefit from a Seventy-Five Percent Discount on Fees
March 13, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) grants fee-setting authority to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and effective March 19, 2013, the USPTO will adjust...
More »

Colombia and Mexico Enter the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks
February 13, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Christopher K. Albert
Filing trademark registrations via the Madrid Protocol permits low-cost filing and renewal of trademark registrations in nearly 90 countries Accession by Mexico marks a further...
More »

International Design Patent Applications Available Soon
January 24, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Darrell L. Wong
U.S. applicants will soon be able to file an international design patent application in the U.S. Patent Office. International design patent applications will be published and provide...
More »

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