Recent IP News
Conventional Components in Unconventional Distributed Computer Architecture is Patentable
Amdocs owned patents which, according to the Federal Circuit, solved an "accounting and billing problem faced by network service providers." Read more...
US Supreme Court Explains Entitlement to Design Patent Damages
The Supreme Court addressed Apple's design patents that covered smartphones with rounded edges. Read more...
Abbott Successfully Stops Importation of Gray Market Diabetes Test Strips
Parallel imports are genuine goods sold abroad by the manufacturer, and then imported into the US without authorization by the manufacturer. Read more...
Does Your Trademark Meet the Requirement of "In Commerce" Use for Trademark Protection
Adidas sought to cancel a trademark by the Christian Faith Fellowship Church. Read more...
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