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New Trial Necessary for Inguran LLC’s Patent Infringement Suit
January 31, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on January 29, 2019, ruled that Inguran LLC’s patent infringement suit against ABS Global will need a new trial because it found that the jury’s assessments of two out of the three patent claims at issue could not be reconciled under the rules governing dependent claims and enablement.
GE Turbine Engine Patent IPR Victory Reversed by CAFC
January 30, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 25, 2019, vacated and remanded a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision concerning General Electric Co.‘s successful validity challenge of a patent relating to a coating that protects a substrate used in turbine engines.
CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment Ruling Against Supernus
January 29, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 23, 2019, reversed a district court entry of summary judgement that had prevented patent owner Supernus and its licensee from extending U.S. patent 8,747,897.
USPTO Hosts Legal Analysis and Writing Workshop
January 25, 2019January 27 is the last day to sign up for the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s February 12 and 13 Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course “Legal Analysis and Writing Workshop.”
Amazon Wins IPR Appeal
January 24, 2019The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 9, 2019, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) did not err procedurally when it invalidated the claims of a patent on a ground that it did not institute in its institution decision.
Helsinn: Supreme Court Rules That AIA Did Not Change On-Sale Doctrine
January 23, 2019The Supreme Court held that the America Invents Act (AIA) did not change the on-sale doctrine, affirming the decision of the Federal Circuit.
TTAB Starts Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program
January 23, 2019The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has started a pilot program for cancellation proceedings involving claims of abandonment and/or nonuse. The pilot program will explore a faster, more cost-effective way to remove unused or abandoned registrations from the Trademark Register.
Guild Mortgage Gets Another Shot at Trademark Registration
January 22, 2019The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 14, 2019, vacated and remanded the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to deny registration of the mark “GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY” and its design based on likelihood of confusion with the registered mark “GUILD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.”
USPTO Offers vILT on the Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance
January 21, 2019The USPTO is offering training to members of the public on topics related to examination practice and procedure derived from the recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.
USPTO Seeks Nominations for National Medal of Technology and Innovation
January 18, 2019The USPTO is seeking nominations for the 2019 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.