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  • Sedative-400x200 Hospira Loses Appeal of Sedative Patent Invalidity Decision

    January 20, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 9, 2020, affirmed the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’s ruling which held that a claim of Hospira’s Precedex Premix sedative was invalid for obviousness.
  • USPTO USPTO Toolkit Now Available for Those New to PTAB Proceedings

    January 17, 2020

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on January 15, 2020, released a “New to PTAB” toolkit now available on the PTAB webpage of the USPTO website.
  • Europe-400x200 EU Report Highlights States of IP Protection in ‘Third Countries’

    January 16, 2020

    “A low level of protection for trade secrets and IP theft in a number of countries, notably in China and India” have caused “irreparable harm to European businesses” said the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, in its “Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries” released on January 8, 2020.
  • Booking-400x200 AIPLA Argues That A Generic Term Combined With a gTLD Can Create a Protectable Trademark

    January 15, 2020

    The addition of a generic top-level domain (gTLD) to an otherwise generic term can, under certain circumstances, create a protectable trademark, the American Intellectual Property Law Association said in an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court on January 13, 2020.
  • hospital-400 Fifth Circuit Nixes Statutory Damages Award in Hospital Form Copyright Clash

    January 14, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on January 9, 2020, held that statutory damage awards are not available when a defendant infringes in one way before the copyright was registered and another way after registration.
  • Drug-400 Amgen Wins in Kidney Drug Infringement Appeal

    January 10, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 7, 2020, vacated and remanded a lower court ruling which held that Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, didn’t infringe Amgen Inc.’s patent for the kidney disease drug Sensipar.
  • Prince_at_Coachella-400 Prince Estate Wins Copyright Dispute Over YouTube Concert Videos

    January 9, 2020

    The US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on January 6, 2020, awarded a summary judgment victory to Prince’s estate on its claims that unauthorized concert recordings posted to YouTube infringed the late musician’s copyrights.
  • Keypad-400 Google Wins Keypad Patent Validity Appeal

    January 7, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 6, 2019, reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling that held claims of a Koninklijke Philips NV keypad patent valid.
  • Bycicle-400 Fed. Cir. Remands Bicycle Chainring Patent Dispute

    January 3, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on December 18, 2019, vacated and remanded a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision which invalidated SRAM’s improved bicycle chainring patent for obviousness.
  • Garage-400 Fed. Cir. Reverses ITC in Garage Door Opener Dispute

    December 27, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on December 12, 2019, held that a garage door opener patent didn’t cover openers without a motion detector in a wall unit because the detector’s placement in a wall unit constituted the patent’s invention.
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