Recent IP News
US Supreme Court Now Allows Delay in Bringing Patent Infringement Lawsuite
SCA owned a patent for adult diapers and sent to First Quality a letter alleging infringement. First Quality replied that the SCA patent was invalid and proceeded to market its product. Read more...
Collecting Information, Analyzing It, and Displaying Results Is Not Patentable
Actual and potential patent owners continue to wait for the next Federal Circuit decision on what is abstract and therefore not patentable. Read more...
Will Your Federal Trademark Registration Be Audited?
To maintain a federal trademark registration, the owner must file a section 8 declaration between the 5th and 6th year after registration. Read more...
Star Trek Dispute with Fans Ends in Settlement
The Star Trek TV series and films have been protected by copyright. Star Trek fans wanted to make a fan film about a Star Trek character named Garth of Izar. Read more...
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