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Arizona Appeals Court Reverses Unsealing of Goodyear Trade Secrets
December 10, 2019The Arizona Court of Appeals on November 26, 2019, reversed and remanded a trial court ruling which unsealed testing information concerning an alleged defect in a Goodyear tire model.
Lifescan Wins Blood Sugar Monitor Infringement Dispute
December 6, 2019
PTAB Incorrectly Invalidates Wireless Network Patent
December 5, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 22, 2019, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) incorrectly invalidated part of a wireless network patent when it used prohibited evidence as the basis for its conclusion.
Updated Federal Circuit Rules of Practice
December 4, 2019An updated version of the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice is now available on the court’s website.
Fed. Cir. Upholds Win on Optical Beam Switching Patent
December 2, 2019The Federal Circuit on November 21, 2019, held that Nokia of America Corp. and Ciena Corp. didn’t infringe an optical beam switching patent after finding relevant claims of the patent invalid.
Pepsi Wins Copyright Suit Over Super Bowl Ad
November 26, 2019The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 13, 2019, held that a Pepsi ad which ran during the 2016 Super Bowl and featured Funk singer Janelle Monae didn’t infringe on an advertising agency’s pitch.
Fed. Cir. Says Video Game Patent Review Not Time-Barred
November 25, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 19, 2019, affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision that determined that Game & Tech. Co.’s video game technology patent was invalid in light of prior art.
PTAB Publishes Consolidated Edition of AIA Trial Practice Guide
November 22, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on November 20, 2019, published a new, consolidated edition of the Patent Trial Practice Guide that incorporates updates released in August 2018 and July 2019 into the original August 2012 Practice Guide.
Netflix Escapes ‘Narcos’ Copyright Suit
November 21, 2019The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on November 8, 2019, held that Netflix Inc.'s hit show “Narcos” did not copy protectable portions of a Colombian journalist’s memoirs about her affair with Pablo Escobar.
Fed. Cir. Restores Data Transmission Patent
November 19, 2019The Federal Circuit on November 15, 2019, ruled that a district court erred when it found KPN N.V.'s data transmission systems patent unpatentable as an abstract idea.
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