• Thom-Tillis-Chris-Coons-400 Lawmakers Release Framework to Reform Section 101

    April 22, 2019

    On April, 17, 2019, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), and Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Steve Stivers (R-OH), released a bipartisan, bicameral framework to reform Section 101 of the Patent Act.
  • negative-space-man-browsing-tablet-ipad-computer-coffee-touch-finger-work-desk-office-linkedin-400 PTAB Designates Three Decisions as Precedential

    April 19, 2019

    The USPTO on April 16, 2019, designated three PTAB decisions as precedential.
  • Erik Brunetti Supreme Court Hears Argument on Constitutionality of Scandalous Trademark Ban

    April 17, 2019

    The Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, heard oral argument in the Brunetti case on whether the statutory ban on registering “immoral ... or scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment. Iancu v. Brunetti, U.S., No. 18-302, oral argument 4/15/2019.
  • USPTO Crest USPTO to Host Free Seminars on Protecting IP in China

    April 15, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office will begin hosting free seminars on protecting your IP in China. The new series of road shows will be geared towards businesses, individuals, and attorneys looking to hear about strategies for better protecting intellectual property in China.
  • Columbus-Ohio-400 Ohio State Loses Trademark Infringement Suit Against Redbubble

    April 12, 2019

    The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on April 1, 2019, held that Redbubble, Inc. was not liable for direct infringement of several of Ohio State University’s trademarks. The Ohio State Univ. v. Redbubble Inc., S.D. Ohio, No. 17-cv-1092, 3/29/19.