Intellectual Property Law Knowledge Center

Inter Partes Reviews – Patent Owners to Get a Helping Hand?

May 28th, 2020

Proposed rule changes by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published on May 27, 2020 may finally help improve patent owners’ odds of avoiding inter partes reviews (IPRs). 

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U.S. Trademark Office Makes Process Changes to Combat Bad Faith Filings

May 12th, 2020

The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has changed the way the United States Patent and Trademark Office operates, but the work of protecting intellectual property continues, albeit in a different manner. So, when a public meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) was held on April 17, 2020, it was held online.

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SCOTUS Ruling Forecloses More Appeal Issues on PTAB Decisions

May 6th, 2020

Patent owners have lost another potential appeal argument relating to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions after a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Ushers in Flexible Rule for Profit Payouts in Trademark Cases

May 4th, 2020

A plaintiff in a trademark infringement suit is not required to show willful infringement by the defendant to be awarded profits.

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IP Considerations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 25th, 2020

As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, intellectual property attorneys and their clients face new challenges daily.

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Patent Admissions are Forever, But They Are Usually Not Your Best Friend

March 17th, 2020

One of the most important messages parents convey to their children about their online presence is that the internet is forever. Images and messages posted online are an indelible mark that may be difficult, if not impossible to remove.

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USPTO Implements its Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice

February 13th, 2020

On February 15, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement its new Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice.

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Patent Protection Filed for Invention Devices Generated by AI

September 11th, 2019

The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) into new and unexpected aspects of modern life turned a new corner in recent months when patent applications were filed in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on behalf of an AI machine named “DABUS” which invented two new products.

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2019 Supreme Court and Federal Circuit IP Year in Review

August 20th, 2019

By Sam Steiger, Summer Associate Throughout 2018 and 2019, Panitch Schwarze has carefully watched key intellectual property disputes at the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The following cases will impact the protection of intellectual property in the United States. Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc….

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Overview of USPTO Requirements for Specimens of Use

August 7th, 2019

What is a Specimen of Use? A specimen of use shows the manner in which a trademark is seen by the public. A specimen is a real-life example of how the trademark is used in commerce on or in connection with the goods and/or in connection with the offering or promotion of the services.

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