- June 1, 2019
When a surname can be registered as a trademark
Schlafly v. St. Louis Brewery, LLC, No. 17-1468, Nov. 26, 2018, Fed. Cir.
Lens manufacturer loses the blame game
Circumstantial evidence seals induced patent infringement liability
Enplas Display Device Corp. v. Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., No. 16-2599, Nov. 19, 2018, Fed. Cir.
Music platform hits a sour note
Resale of digital music violates Copyright Act
Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc., No. 16-2321, Dec. 18, 2018, 2d Cir.
Confidential sales can trigger the on-sale bar to patentability
Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 17-1229, Jan. 22, 2019, U.S. Sup. Ct.
- Lithium-Ion Batteries, Linden's Handbook of Batteries, T. Reddy and D. LindenMay 10, 20195th Edition, 2019
- April 1, 2019
Print still matters
Trade show catalog bars patent
Nobel Biocare Svcs. AG v. Instradent USA, Inc., No. 17-2256, Sept. 13, 2018, Fed. Cir.
SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 16–969, April 24, 2018, S.Ct.
Stairway back to court
Erroneous jury instructions trip up copyright verdict
Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, No. 16-56057, Sept. 28, 2018, 9th Cir.
How ranges described in prior art trigger obviousness presumption
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Synvina C.V., No. 17-1977, Sept. 17, 2018, Fed. Cir.
Can you sue foreign corporations for trademark infringement?
Plixer Int’l, Inc. v. Scrutinizer GmbH, No. 18-1195, Sept. 13, 2018, 1st Cir.
- February 1, 2019
Read all about it!
Printed publication bars patents on drug tracking system
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC, No. 17-1671, July 13, 2018, Fed. Cir.
Factual compilation qualifies for “thin” copyright
Experian Information Solutions, Inc. v. Nationwide Marketing Services, Inc., No. 16-16987, June 27, 2018, 9th Cir.
What’s fair in copyright and trademark …
Alleged infringement of technical standards raises questions
American Society for Testing and Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 17-7035, July 17, 2018, D.C. Cir.
Court blocks trademark for sports shop
In re Detroit Athletic Co., No. 17-2361, Sept. 20, 2018, Fed. Cir.
- December 1, 2018
Federal Circuit revives soda trademark battle over “ZERO”
Royal Crown Co., Inc. v. The Coca-Cola Co., No. 16-2375, June 20, 2018, Fed. Cir.
Supreme Court allows patent owner to recover lost foreign profits
WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011, June 22, 2018, U.S.
Photogs lose DMCA case over metadata removal
Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc., No. 16-56089, June 20, 2018, 9th Cir.
Phonetic alphabet fails patent-eligibility test
In re Wang, No. 17-1827, June 20, 2018, Fed. Cir.
- October 1, 2018
Supreme Court patent update
Inter partes review survives constitutional challenge
Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, No. 16-712, April 24, 2018, U.S.
SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 16-969, April 24, 2018, U.S.
D.C. Circuit tunes in to streaming content copyright issues
Spanski Enterprises, Inc. v. Telewizja Polska, S.A., No. 17-7051, March 2, 2018, D.C. Cir.
All tied up
Court splits over trade dress, trademark claims
adidas America, Inc. v. Skechers USA, Inc., No. 16-35204, May 10, 2018, 9th Cir.
Why the Federal Circuit voted against a ballot verification patent
Voter Verified, Inc. v. Election Systems & Software LLC, No. 2017-1930, April 20, 2018, Fed. Cir.
- August 1, 2018
Can licenses limit competitors’ use?
Copyright ruling hits third-party software support providers
Oracle USA, Inc. v Rimini Street, Inc., No. 16-16832, -16905, Jan. 8, 2018, 9th Cir.
Selling access to clips of copyrighted programming isn’t fair use
Fox News Network, LLC v. TVEyes, Inc., No. 15-3885, Feb. 27, 2018, 2d Cir.
How the on-sale bar can threaten a patent
The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., No. 14-1469, Feb. 6, 2018, Fed. Cir.
Giving trade dress infringement claim a shot
Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LLC, No. 17-1007, Jan. 10, 2018, 6th Cir.