On July 30, 2015, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published an update to its 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility (2014 IEG) published on December 16, 2014.
U.S. Patent X000001 was granted on July 31, 1790 to Samuel Hopkins.
Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time.
Earlier this week, the Federal Circuit in Circuit Check Inc. v. QXQ, Inc. clarified the standard by which a reference may be considered prior art for the purposes of an obviousness determination.
Minden Pictures is a stock photography company that also acts as a licensing agent for many photographers.
Octane Fitness Changed the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award in Trademark Lawsuits, but Has Anything Changed?
It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit.
Last month we reported on the case of BASCA v Secretary of State for Business and Innovation in which Green J held that the Government’s introduction of a UK “private copying” exception was unlawful.
This post started as a “5 Things You Need to Know about The Duty of Loyalty,” however, the many lessons to glean from the Western Blue Print case out of Missouri in 2012 covered below caused a title change.
A recent decision from Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in the District of Connecticut may make waves in the world of nonfiction copyright.
I had the great pleasure of participating in a panel presentation about trademark searching this morning at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago.