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Fed. Cir. Reverses Columbia Sportswear Design Patent Infringement Win
November 15, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 13, 2019, reversed Columbia Sportswear’s win in a patent infringement case regarding its design patent for a waved-pattern design used in cold-weather products like gloves and coats.
Mrs. Fields Defeats Preliminary Injunction in Popcorn Trademark License Dispute
November 13, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on November 7, 2019, reversed a preliminary injunction requiring Mrs. Fields Franchising LLC to continue a trademark licensing agreement allowing MFGPC the exclusive use of the “Mrs. Fields” trademark on popcorn products.
Dish Network Gets Win Against Scam Callers’ Payment Processor
November 12, 2019The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 6, 2019, held Imtiyaz Siddiqi, a man doing business as Global Telecommunications and Global Communications, liable for contributory and vicarious trademark infringement for his part in a scheme which defrauded hundreds of DISH Network subscribers.
Fed. Cir. Says PTAB Erred in Rejecting ‘Travel Trailer’ Patent
November 7, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 4, 2019, found that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) erred when it concluded that a “travel trailer” was unpatentable because it was anticipated by two cargo truck trailer patents.
Thank You to the Thousands of 2019 AIPLA Annual Meeting Attendees
November 6, 2019Thank you so much to all attendees of the 2019 AIPLA ANNUAL MEETING! Missed the meeting? Download the AIPLA Daily Report, available through our partnership with Managing IP Magazine.
Filer Guidance Concerning 2019 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
November 6, 2019On December 2, 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will issue an updated version of the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice incorporating any adopted amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
PTAB's Administrative Patent Judges Unconstitutionally Appointed, Says Fed. Cir.
November 4, 2019Federal Circuit holds that APJs exercise the type of authority that renders them principal officers of the United States who must be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Fed. Cir. Says Evidence of Copying is Relevant to Obviousness
November 1, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 30, 2019, vacated and remanded a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision which found Liqwd Inc.’s keratin treatment patent invalid for obviousness, because evidence that L’Oreal USA, Inc., used Liqwd’s confidential information and copied Liqwd’s patented method should have been considered in determining whether the patent was valid.
Foley Hoag Partner Barbara Fiacco Named President of AIPLA
October 31, 2019Foley Hoag LLP Partner Barbara Fiacco has been named President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
Donald Dunner Passes Away at 88
October 18, 2019Donald R. Dunner, the renowned patent attorney and name partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, passed away on October 16, 2019, at the age of 88.
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