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Venable LLP
"How can I help?" Not even the mayor of Miami could have predicted the effect those four simple words would have on the city traditionally known for its palm trees and nightlife.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In an exhaustive and exhausting opinion, the Board granted petitions to cancel two registration for the mark OLD SCHOOL for various clothing items, on the ground of abandonment.
Volpe Koenig
This week on IP Goes Pop! co-hosts Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue are joined by fellow intellectual property attorney and Volpe Koenig Shareholder, Randy Huis, to...
Thompson Coburn LLP
Thompson Coburn IP Chair Tom Polcyn talked all things Metaverse in a recent video interview with Joseph Raczynski, a Technologist/Futurist for the Thompson Reuters news organization.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
It turns out that NFT minted art, typically comprised of one's own or a third party's intellectual property, could be fairly easy to steal.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
When it comes to IPR petitions filed in the Bio/Pharma space, USPTO data tells us that while Bio/Pharma petitions make up only 8% of the total petitions filed for the fiscal year of 2022 (through June 30, 2022)...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Thaler v. Vidal, No. 21-2347 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 5, 2022), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment because an "inventor" must be a natural person.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Obviousness-type double patenting ("ODP") is a judicially-created doctrine intended to prevent the unjustified extension of the right to exclude granted by a patent. See In re Hubbell, 709 F.3d 1140, 1145 (Fed. Cir. 2013).
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In July 2019, computer scientist Stephen Thaler submitted two patent applications that named an artificially intelligent (AI) system as the sole inventor. This particular AI system—Device...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Elliot McGucken is an award-winning fine-art photographer who specializes in natural landscapes.
Foley & Lardner
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently confirmed in Thaler v. Vidalthat artificial intelligence (AI) agents cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent because the plain...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal to register the proposed mark SMART BEZEL, finding it to be merely descriptive of electronic sensor modules for controlling and integrating...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
From facial-recognition technology to voice assistants and self-driving cars, artificial intelligence these days is pretty remarkable. But according to our latest case of the week...
Jones Day
The USPTO released a study in June 2022 that analyzed the prevalence of Fintiv denials occurring between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Last week, the TTAB ruled on the appeals from the three Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals summarized below. Let's see how you do with them. Results will be found in the first comment.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Not much, in itself. If one patent is good, 132 is probably fine too.
Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
On May 9th, 2022, a federal judge in Greeneville, Tennessee, sentenced a Michigan woman, known as Xiarong You, to 168 months in prison, the equivalent of 14 years, for trade secret theft,
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Plaintiff Gerlach, Inc. asserted four claims in this civil action: unfair competition under the Lanham Act, trademark infringement, deceptive trade practices, and a claim for cancellation...
WilmerHale
The USPTO announced Derrick Brent as the new Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO ("Deputy Director"), effective August 1.
WilmerHale
Chen, J. Affirming district court decisions regarding award of attorneys' fees pursuant to inherent equitable powers. Following certain adverse patent eligibility rulings in the District...
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