• Ford F-150 Ford Design Patent for Hood of F-150 Is Valid

    July 29, 2019

    The Federal Circuit held that Ford Motor Company’s design patents for hood and head lamp designs on its F-150 trucks are valid because they aren’t functional, but ornamental.
  • Redbox Disney Beats Back Claims in DVD Copyright Dispute

    July 26, 2019

    The US District Court for the Central District of California on July 18, 2019, held that that Disney’s agreement with distributors to forbid downstream sales to Redbox does not violate copyright law.
  • Fed. Cir. Allows Sales of Generic Opioid Addiction Treatment Fed. Cir. Allows Sales of Generic Opioid Addiction Treatment

    July 23, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 12, 2019, ruled that Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. does not have to halt sales of its generic version of the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film. Indivior Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, S.A., Fed. Cir., 17-2587, 7/12/19.
  • USPTO Crest Joint Letter Sent to Secretaries of State and Commerce Regarding USPTO IP Attachés

    July 22, 2019

    On July 17, 2019, a joint letter from AIPLA and other stakeholders was sent to US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross supporting an appropriate elevation in rank for qualified USPTO Intellectual Property attachés.
  • Space USPTO to Host Apollo 50 Event

    July 19, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office will host its “Apollo 50: The role of intellectual property in space commerce” event on July 23, 2-4:30 pm EST at its headquarters in Alexandria, VA.