January 2020 - IP News

  • Complexity Does Not Make It Patentable Subject Matter
  • Inventive Features Absent From a Patent Claim Do Not Make the Claim Patentable
  • Seattle Seahawk's Marshawn Lynch Prevents Use of His "Beast Mode"
  • Have You Unintentionally Abandoned Your Trademark Rights?

December 2019 - MedTech

  • Does Your Patent Enable Another to Make and Use Your Invention?
  • Finding Relatives Based on DNA Similarity is Not Patentable

October 2019 - MedTech

  • New USPTO Guidance for Patentability of Disease Treatments
  • Must You Identify the Specific Impurities in a Patent Claim?
  • "About 20 Minutes" is Not the Same as "1 to 20 Minutes"

September 2019 - IP News

  • Is Automated Financial Planning Patentable?
  • USPTO Expands Prioritized Patent Examination
  • Your Web Advertisement May Not Be Trademark Use to Support Registration
  • Your LinkedIn Profile Data Can Be Used By Others

September 2019 - Med Tech

  • USPTO Seeks Public Comment on Artificial Intelligence Inventions
  • Does a "Wherein" Phrase Narrow the Scope of a Patent?

July 2019

  • 180 Degrees" Does Not Mean "About 180 Degrees" in Patent
  • Some Hope for Data Capture/Reporting Inventions Being Patentable
  • Ban on the Registration of "Scandalous" Trademarks Violates First Amendment
  • Some Cannabis Related Trademarks Are Now Registrable

June 2019 - Med Tech

  • Single Step Versus Three Step Purification Is Not Equivalent For Infringement
  • Test Results Not Always Needed to Support Patented Discovery
  • Does "Or" Mean "And" in a Patent?
  • Computerized Patient Diagnosis is Patentable

April 2019 - Med Tech

  • Federal Circuit Does NOT Have to Follow USPTO Patentability Guidelines
  • Patent to Monitor Loss of Pressure in a Body Cavity - Obvious?

March 2019 - Med Tech

  • Is a Snoring Detection Device Patentable?
  • What is "Immediate and Sustained Relief" From Medication
  • Is This Really a Surprise - Another Diagnostic Patent is Found Unpatentable
  • Treatment Method to Increase Human Exercise Capacity - Patentable

February 2019

  • Patent Office Provides New Guidelines On What is Patentable
  • Bedside Patient Monitoring is Not Patentable

January 2019

  • "Breaking News" - Patent Office Provides New Guidance On What Is Patentable
  • Combinations of Public Information Can Be Trade Secrets
  • Your Surname Can Be a Registered Trademark

October 2018 - Med Tech

  • Patent for Preservative-Free Composition is Valid
  • Why is Detecting Tuberculosis Not Patentable?
  • Tracking Your Steps is Not Patentable
  • What Are "Adjacent" Shafts in a Catheter?

August 2018 - Med Tech

  • Can Your FDA Submissions Invalidate Your Patent?
  • Your Conference Videos and Slides Can Also Be Used to Invalidate Your Patent
  • Invisalign Teeth-Straightening Patent is Valid - For Now
  • Artificial Gland Patent Failed to Describe How to Make the Invention

July 2018 - Med Tech

  • Allergan Cannot Avoid Patent Invalidity By Patent Transfer to American Indian Tribe
  • Wal-Mart Expands Its Reach Into Electronic Health Records
  • What is a "Body" of a Spinal Instrument?
  • USPTO Guidelines to Its Examiners on Patentable Treatment Methods

July 2018

  • Recovery of Your Patent Infringement Damages Expanded
  • Is There Higher Quality Prior Art Searching For Your Foreign Patent Applications?
  • US Trademark Office Reports on Connection Between Registration and Company Outcomes
  • Fictional TV Restaurant Entitled to Trademark Protection

June 2018 - Med Tech

  • Does a Broad (Genus) Patent Invalidate a Narrow (Species) Patent?
  • Is Treating Schizophrenia With a Drug Patentable?
  • Recent USPTO Guidance on What Treatment Methods Are Patentable
  • Is It Surprising That Electronic Medical Records Are Not Patentable?

April 2018

  • Your Own Patents Will Be Used as Prior Art Against You
  • Can You Create a User Interface that is Patentable?
  • Google's Use of Oracle's Java API is Not Fair Use
  • Musicians Williams and Thicke Infringe Marvin Gaye's Song

March 2018 - Med Tech

  • Is Measuring Body Temperature Patentable?
  • What Does it Mean to "Rotate, Translate, and Reciprocate"?
  • "Injection Molded" Knee Brace Can Be Patentable
  • Janssen Is Stopped From "Double Patenting" its Remicade Drug

February 2018

  • More Guidance on What Software is Patentable
  • US and Alibaba Clash on List of "Notorious Markets"
  • More Guidance on What Software is NOT Patentable
  • Soul Band "The Commodores" Successful in Keeping its Name

January 2018 - Med Tech

  • University of Minn Waived Its Sovereign Immunity in Inter Partes Review of its Patents
  • Pfizer to Pay $94M to Settle Class Action Over Celebrex Claims
  • Boehringer's Trademark for "Breathless" is Not Merely Descriptive and Can Be Registered
  • What is an "Extended Release Coating" of a Drug?

November 2017 - Med Tech

  • Bayer's Oral Disintegrating Tablet "Levitra" Patent is Obvious
  • Merck's Antibiotic Drug "Invanz" Patent is Obvious
  • US House of Representatives Holds Hearing on Allergan Patent Transfer to St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Purdue's "OxyContin" Patent is Obvious

October 2017 - Med Tech

  • Merck's NuvaRing Patent is Not Obvious
  • Boston Scientific Not Liable for Royalties on Coronary Stent
  • Eli Lilly's Patent for Cancer Treatment Survives Challenge
  • Federal Circuit Throws Out Amgen Win Over Sanofi

September 2017 - Med Tech

  • An Example of Why it is Not the Best Idea to Initiate Infringement Litigation Without a Laywer
  • Amgen Settles Patent Infringement Suit Over AbbVie's Humira
  • Dexcom Files ITC Complaint to Stop Importation by AgaMatrix
  • Allergan Transfers Restasis Patents to Avoid Invalidity Determination

September 2017

  • Is Your "Invention" Just Routine Testing or a Patentable Invention?
  • Another Example of Routine Testing-Optimization Still Being Patentable
  • "Little Mermaid" is Merely Descriptive of Dolls Says the Trademark Board
  • Studios Successfully Prevent "Ripping" of Their Movies

August 2017 - Med Tech

  • ITC Institutes Investigation of Fuji Breast Imaging Devices
  • Does Your Patent Adequately Describe Your Invention? Purdue Pharma Does Not
  • Enzo's Jury Verdict of $60M for Patent Infringement by Applera is Overturned
  • Philips Nets $7M from Zoll in Ongoing Patent Disputes

August 2017

  • USPTO Reports on Patent Eligible Subject Matter
  • Regeneron's Inequitable Conduct Bars its Patent Enforcement
  • William Adams of the Black-Eyed Peas Cannot Register "I AM"
  • Do You Have a Claim For Trademark Reverse Confusion?

July 2017 - Med Tech

  • What is Required to Patent a Diagnostic?
  • Merck Ordered to Pay Gilead $14M in Attorney Fees For "Unconscionable Acts" in Patent Suit
  • Does Your Patent Sufficiently Describe Your Testing Methodology?
  • Millennium Regains its Velcade Cancer Patent

July 2017

  • US Supreme Court Gives Right to Use and Resell Patented Products
  • Amazon is Not Liable for Patent Infringement by its Online Sellers
  • US Supreme Court Says First Amendment Allows Disparaging Trademark Registration
  • Clothing Designs Are Copyrightable According to the US Supreme Court

June 2017 - Med Tech

  • What is the Meaning of a "Pharmaceutical" in a Patent?
  • Patent Is Invalid if the Invention Was Publicly Sold More Than One Year Before Filing
  • J&J Claims Trade Secret Theft By Ex-Employee, Moving to Baxter
  • NuVasive Prevails Over Medtronic on Claim Construction of "Lateral" Path

June 2017

  • US Supreme Court Changes the Landscape (Venue) for Patent Lawsuits
  • Encoding and Decoding a Digital Image is Not Patentable
  • "Google" is Not a Generic Trademark
  • Urban Outfitters Willfully Infringed Copyrighted Fabric Design

May 2017 - Med Tech

  • Federal Circuit Confirms that Takeda's Prevacid Not Infringed by Sun Pharma's Generic Version
  • ThermoLife and Stanford University Ordered to Pay $1.3M in Attorney's Fees
  • What Does "Connected" Mean in a MedTech Patent?
  • Jury Hits Kimberly-Clark for $454M On Its Surgical Gowns

May 2017

  • Automakers Win at Federal Circuit on Non-Patentable Subject Matter
  • US Government Loses at Federal Circuit on Patentable Subject Matter
  • First Lady Melania Trump's Trademark Enforcement
  • Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" Comedy May Be Reviewed by the US Supreme Court

April 2017 - Med Tech

  • No Patent Infringement When Exporting One Component of a Multi-Component Medical Test Kit
  • Electronically Transferring Medical Records is Not Patentable
  • Doctor May Not Avoid Patent Infringement, Even if Patient Required to Practice Invention
  • FDA is Not a Prior Inventor of Patented Invention

March 2017

  • US Supreme Court Now Allows Delay in Bringing Patent Infringement Lawsuit
  • Collecting Information, Analyzing It, and Displaying Results Is Not Patentable
  • Will Your Federal Trademark Registration Be Audited?
  • Star Trek Dispute with Fans Ends in Settlement

January 2017

  • Conventional Components in Unconventional Distributed Computer Architecture is Patentable
  • US Supreme Court Explains Entitlement to Design Patent Damages
  • Abbott Successfully Stops Importation of Gray Market Diabetes Test Strips
  • Does Your Trademark Meet the Requirement of "In Commerce" Use for Trademark Protection


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