The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently designated Ex parte Schulhauser, Appeal 2013-007847 (PTAB April 28, 2016), as precedential.
“This is Spinal Tap,” with its eminent quotability, is a cultural touchstone. I had heard of it, but not seen the movie until last year, when my husband sat down to watch it with me as part of his Sisyphean task of filling in the gaps in my pop culture knowledge.
Another installment of Apple surveillance: it appears the tech giant has enlisted a shell company to file trademark applications for its newest products. Problem is, they might be stuck there.
The freshly released report of the European Commission on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights in 2015 is testament to the high effectiveness of applications for customs action in the European Union as it shows a remarkable 15% rise in numbers of detained counterfeits compared to 2014 and a four year high.
Virgin Galactic (“Galactic” or the “Company”), the sub-orbital space flight arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin empire, filed suit last week against competing space flight company Firefly Systems, Inc. (“Firefly”) and two of its officers, alleging that Firefly misappropriated its trade secrets and confidential information.
When is a trademark not a trademark? When it no longer performs the source identification function for which it was adopted.
In a decision dated 19 October 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided much needed clarification on a long-standing issue in EU data protection law.
The Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) provides broad immunity for “providers of interactive computer services.
UPC – Brexit Update – Judicial Recruitment Postponed and Luxembourg Representative to Take Over IT Working Group
Despite the UK’s Brexit vote in June, the preparations for the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court had, until now, been continuing largely as planned.
The joinder provisions of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings can be a great tool to circumvent the 1-year IPR filing deadline following service of a complaint for infringement.