• AIPLA CLE Webinar: Recent Developments in Design Patent Law

    January 15, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)   |   1.5 CLE Credits

    After a widely-reported global design rights battle between technology giants Apple and Samsung, design rights have been thrust into the spotlight more prominently than ever before. Our speakers will provide an update on recent developments on design rights, including a focus on several recent Federal Circuit decisions. Join us for this important webinar.
  • AIPLA CLE Webinar: Recent Developments in Design Patent Law

    January 15, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)   |   1.5 CLE Credits

    After a widely-reported global design rights battle between technology giants Apple and Samsung, design rights have been thrust into the spotlight more prominently than ever before. Our speakers will provide an update on recent developments on design rights, including a focus on several recent Federal Circuit decisions. Join us for this important webinar.

 

 

News

  • Lawnmower Lawnmower Steering Patent Invalidation Reversed by Federal Circuit

    August 15, 2019

    The Federal Circuit on August 12, 2019, reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) invalidation of patent claims covering a lawnmower steering mechanism, holding that the Board’s decision was “predicated on its incorrect claim construction” of the term “mechanical control assembly.”
  • Networking Federal Circuit Rules for AT&T in Networking Patent Dispute

    August 13, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 12, 2019, affirmed a lower court’s ruling that AT&T Mobility LLC and Ericsson Inc. didn’t infringe Iridescent Networks Inc.’s networking patent.
  • Hylete Thumbnail Hylete Bid to Register ‘H’ Trademark for Athletic Apparel Fails

    August 7, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 1, 2019, held that Hylete, an athletic performance apparel company, could not undo the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to reject its trademark application.
  • PTAB Precedential Decision PTAB Designates Two Decisions as Precedential

    August 6, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on August 2, 2019, designated two Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions as precedential and another as informative.
  • Electronic Trademark Applications New USPTO Rule Requires E-Filing for Trademark Submissions

    August 5, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office will require electronic filing for all trademark applications beginning October 5, 2019, according to a USPTO Mandate Electronic Filing for TMs published July 31, 2019. 84 Fed. Reg. 37081-37099. This new rule will apply to all users conducting business with the USPTO regarding a trademark matter.