• Report After Alice USPTO Releases Report on Patent Examination Outcomes After Alice

    April 24, 2020

    The report highlights how recent actions undertaken by the USPTO have brought greater predictability and certainty to the determination of patent eligibility in the technology areas most affected by the decision.
  • Handbag v1 Supreme Court Finds Willfulness Not Required for Trademark Profit Award

    April 23, 2020

    On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court vacated and remanded the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc., No. 2018-2417 (Fed. Cir. 2019), ruling that a plaintiff is not required to show that a defendant willfully infringed the plaintiff’s trademark as a precondition to a profits award.
  • Surgery Hologic Loses Bid to Block Minerva’s Surgical Products

    April 23, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 22, 2020, rejected Hologic, Inc.’s attempt to block sales for Minerva Surgical, Inc.’s surgical products.
  • Guitar Guitar Maker Evades Copyright Claims Over Pantera Guitar Design

    April 22, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on April 16, 2020, affirmed a lower court ruling denying successful guitar maker and technician Buddy Webster’s copyright infringement claims against Dean Guitars.
  • Stratus ‘Stratus’ Trademark Ruling on Confusion With ‘Strata’ Upheld

    April 21, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 14, 2020, affirmed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruling that denied registration of Stratus Networks Inc.’s trademark on the grounds of a likelihood of confusion with a trademark registered to UBTA-UBET Communications, Inc.