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Quincy Bioscience’s Prevagen Trademark Win Upheld on Appeal
May 1, 2020The Seventh Circuit on April 24, 2020, upheld Prevagen maker Quincy Bioscience Inc.'s trademark win over the unauthorized sale of its popular memory supplement by Ellishbooks Corp.
Fed. Cir. Rejects Fishing Method Patent Application as Abstract
April 30, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 24, 2020, affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) rejection of a fishing patent application because the invention relies on an abstract idea.
Dish, Sirius Get Chance at Attorneys’ Fees in Mooted Case
April 29, 2020The Federal Circuit on April 21, 2020, vacated and remanded a district court ruling that denied Dish Network LLC and Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s motion for attorneys’ fees in a patent case.
USPTO Says AI Can’t Be Named Inventor on Patent
April 28, 2020The United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 27, 2020, published a petition decision explaining that, under current law, only natural persons may be named as an inventor in a patent application.
Georgia Loses Annotated Code Copyright Battle at Supreme Court
April 27, 2020Copyright protection does not extend to works produced by judges or legislators in the course of their official duties, the United States Supreme Court held on April 27, 2020. Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., U.S., 18-1150.
Spigen Cellphone Case-Design Patent Revived by Fed. Cir.
April 27, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 17, 2020, held that a lower court erred when it invalidated three Spigen Korea Co. design patents covering cellphone cases.
USPTO Releases Report on Patent Examination Outcomes After Alice
April 24, 2020The report highlights how recent actions undertaken by the USPTO have brought greater predictability and certainty to the determination of patent eligibility in the technology areas most affected by the decision.
Supreme Court Finds Willfulness Not Required for Trademark Profit Award
April 23, 2020On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court vacated and remanded the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc., No. 2018-2417 (Fed. Cir. 2019), ruling that a plaintiff is not required to show that a defendant willfully infringed the plaintiff’s trademark as a precondition to a profits award.
Hologic Loses Bid to Block Minerva’s Surgical Products
April 23, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 22, 2020, rejected Hologic, Inc.’s attempt to block sales for Minerva Surgical, Inc.’s surgical products.
Guitar Maker Evades Copyright Claims Over Pantera Guitar Design
April 22, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on April 16, 2020, affirmed a lower court ruling denying successful guitar maker and technician Buddy Webster’s copyright infringement claims against Dean Guitars.
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