• Annotation 2019-04-04 102335-400 Cleveland Clinic Heart Disease Patent Invalid

    April 4, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 1, 2019, held the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s heart disease detection patent invalid because the claims of the patent were directed to a natural law and recited no other inventive concept.
  • shutterstock_84884929-400 Kroma EU Has No Standing to Sue Kardashian Sisters

    April 3, 2019

    The Eleventh Circuit on April 1, 2019, held that Kroma EU, a European cosmetics company, lacked standing to sue the Kardashian sisters for trademark infringement in the US.
  • Data Compression Federal Circuit Reverses IBM Patent Invalidation

    April 2, 2019

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 1, 2019, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) must reconsider its decision to invalidate IBM’s U.S. Patent No. 7,631,346; the patent is related to a system for reducing authentication burdens by allowing a user to sign-in only once while accessing multiple applications.
  • shutterstock_1203587437-400 Brexit and the European Patent System

    April 1, 2019

    The UK is due to leave the European Union – an economic and political partnership of 28 countries – ending 46 years of British membership. But the exact timing remains unclear.
  • PIXNIO-253705-400x200 5th Circuit Declines to Disgorge Profits in False Advertising Suit

    April 1, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 26, 2019, affirmed a district court ruling which declined to disgorge Becton Dickinson & Co.’s (BD) profits despite the fact the syringe maker was found liable by a jury on multiple Lanham Act violations.