• negative-space-textured-grey-fabric-400 Website Lacking Ordering Details Fails Use-in-Commerce Test

    April 11, 2019

    A website for goods that lacks any ordering information such as cost, payment options, minimum quantities, and shipping information is insufficient proof of the goods’ use in commerce when applying for trademark registration, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held on April 10, 2019. In Re: Siny Corp., Fed. Cir., No. 2018-1077, 1/14/19.
  • negative-space-parked-red-race-car-400 CAFC Orders New Trial in Remote Vehicle Control Case

    April 10, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 8, 2019, upheld the validity of Omega Patents, LLC’s remote vehicle control patents, but, ordered a new trial on whether Cal Amp Corp. induced infringement. Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp., Fed. Cir., No. 2018-1309, 4/8/19.
  • USPTO PTAB Designates Huawei Decision as Precedential

    April 9, 2019

    The PTAB on April 5, 2019, designated as precedential Huawei Device Co., Ltd. v. Optis Cellular Technology, LLC, Case IPR2018-00816 (PTAB Jan. 8, 2019) (Paper 19). The decision provides guidance as to the procedure for submitting new evidence with a rehearing request and explains that a party must show good cause for submitting new evidence.
  • USPTO Crest USPTO “Motion to Amend” Patent Quality Chat

    April 8, 2019

    The United States Patent & Trademark Office will host its next Patent Quality Chat webinar, entitled “New pilot program for motions to amend in AIA trial proceedings,” which will be broadcast on April 9, from noon to 1 p.m. ET.
  • shutterstock_479614822-400 Sovereign Immunity Bars Copyright Suit Against Hospital

    April 5, 2019

    Sovereign immunity bars a federal copyright infringement claim against a public hospital, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri ruled on March 7, 2019.