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Learn the Intricacies Of Ex Parte Appeals
August 19, 2020The US Patent and Trademark Office will host its next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, September 3, from noon to 1 p.m. ET for a discussion about several aspects of ex parte appeals.
Second Circuit Vacates Tiffany’s $21 Million Trademark Award Against Costco
August 18, 2020The Second Circuit on August 17, 2020, vacated and remanded Tiffany & Co.‘s $21 million win in a trademark counterfeiting case against Costco Wholesale Corp.
BuzzFeed’s Loss in Photo Case Affirmed by Second Circuit
August 17, 2020The Second Circuit on August 13, 2020, found BuzzFeed Inc. is liable under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for altering a photographer’s credit for a picture and publishing the photo in an article without permission.
Printing Plate Patent Application Rejection Affirmed by Fed. Cir.
August 14, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 11, 2020, affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) obviousness rejection of an application for a patent on a durable printing plate.
10th Cir. Rules That Michaels Not Liable for ‘Knockoff’ Planner
August 13, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on August 12, 2020, ruled in favor of Michaels Stores Inc. against claims that it infringed LifePlanner’s registered compilation copyright and unregistered trade dress for its popular personal organizer.
Qualcomm Wins Appeal in Antitrust Suit
August 12, 2020The Ninth Circuit on August 11, 2020, vacated a 2019 ruling that held that Qualcomm was charging phone makers “unreasonably high” licensing fees and thwarting competition.
Lab Instrument Maker Beats Suit Over Ex-Employee’s Lamp Tech
August 11, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on August 7, 2020, held that Petroleum Analyzer Co. (PA), a leading lab instrument maker, didn’t steal a former employee’s trade secrets covering a sulfur-detecting lamp.
Federal Circuit Affirms Limits on How Government Uses PACER Fees
August 7, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 6, 2020, affirmed that the government can use PACER revenues for operating the electronic court record system, but not for unrelated court technology projects.
Bee Farm Didn’t Infringe Copyright Related to Honey Harvest Tool
August 6, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on August 4, 2020, held that a bee farm didn’t infringe a copyright related to a honey harvesting aid when it replaced the tool with its own version.
Teva Beats Patent Infringement Suit Over Generic Thyroid Drug
August 5, 2020Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., an American Israeli pharmaceutical company that specializes in generic drugs, beat back IBSA Institut Biochimique’s patent infringement suit concerning the thyroid drug Tirosint.
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