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  • Competitor Lacks Standing to Appeal PTAB Decision

    May 21, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on May 13, 2019, held that AVX Corp., a manufacturer of electronic components, did not have standing to challenge the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) decision not to invalidate a competitor’s patent. AVX Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc., Fed. Cir., No. 2018-1106, 5/13/19.
  • owen-beard-722582-unsplash-400 Arthritis Pain Reliever Vimovo Invalidated

    May 16, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on May 15, 2019, invalidated two of Horizon Therapeutics PLC’s patents for arthritis pain reliever drug Vimovo.
  • shutterstock_503168554-400 ‘Swagway’ Hoverboards Trademark Infringes Segway

    May 14, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) on May 9, 2019, affirmed an International Trade Commission (Commission) finding that “Swagway” hoverboards infringed Segway Inc.'s trademarks. Swagway, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, Fed. Cir., No. 18-1672, 5/9/19.
  • helloquence-51716-unsplash-400 USPTO Modifies Patent Term Adjustment Procedures

    May 13, 2019

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 9, 2019, issued a notice concerning modifying its patent term adjustment procedures in view of the decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Supernus Pharm., Inc. v. Iancu (Supernus).
  • shutterstock_148867166-400 USTR To Raise China Tariffs

    May 10, 2019

    The United States Trade Representative on May 9, 2019, issued a notice that it is modifying the action being taken in its Section 301 investigation into China’s policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. 84 Fed. Reg. 20459.
  • shutterstock_1233989791-400x200 Second Circuit Upholds Hasidic Jewish Trademark Arbitration Award

    May 9, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on May 1, 2019, upheld an arbitration award in a trademark dispute over the use of the mark “Bobov” within a Hasidic Jewish community. Landau v. Eisenberg, 2d Cir., No. 17-3963, 5/1/19.
  • microsoft-80658_640 Microsoft Escapes Copyright Claims for Misappropriation of DRM Tech

    May 6, 2019

    The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on May 2, 2019, upheld the dismissal of Media Rights Technologies Inc.’s (MRT) copyright infringement claims against Microsoft Corp., ruling that MRT should have raised the claims in its 2013 patent infringement suit against Microsoft.
  • negative-space-airplane-landing-airport-sebastian-grochowicz-400 DuPont Wins Patent Dispute Over Airplane Blankets

    May 6, 2019

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 17, 2019, affirmed a district court’s ruling that Unifrax I LLC, a global specialty fibers company, infringed DuPont’s patent for materials in thermal-acoustic blankets that are installed in airplanes. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Unifrax I LLC, Fed. Cir., No. 17-2575.
  • Adams-Morgan-400x200 Copying Photo for Local Film Fest Site Infringes Copyright

    May 2, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on April 26, 2019, reversed and remanded a “fair use” copyright decision, holding that Violent Hues’s unlicensed use of a commercial photographer’s photograph on their website failed all four factors of the fair use defense.
  • IPday2019-FB-banner-E-400 AIPLA Co-Sponsors World IP Day Events

    May 1, 2019

    AIPLA co-sponsored two spectacular events in Washington DC in celebration of World IP Day.
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