• AIA-Practice-Guide PTAB Publishes Consolidated Edition of AIA Trial Practice Guide

    November 22, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on November 20, 2019, published a new, consolidated edition of the Patent Trial Practice Guide that incorporates updates released in August 2018 and July 2019 into the original August 2012 Practice Guide.
  • Netfilx Netflix Escapes ‘Narcos’ Copyright Suit

    November 21, 2019

    The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on November 8, 2019, held that Netflix Inc.'s hit show “Narcos” did not copy protectable portions of a Colombian journalist’s memoirs about her affair with Pablo Escobar.
  • Data Fed. Cir. Restores Data Transmission Patent

    November 19, 2019

    The Federal Circuit on November 15, 2019, ruled that a district court erred when it found KPN N.V.'s data transmission systems patent unpatentable as an abstract idea.
  • USPTO USPTO Installs Security Enhancements to Private PAIR

    November 18, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office has installed security enhancements to Private PAIR.
  • Pipes-400 Fed. Cir. Vacates and Remands Piping Trademark Dispute

    November 18, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 13, 2019, reversed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decision that dismissed Texas-based Galperti Inc.’s attempt to cancel Italy-based Galperti Srl’s mark.