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Federal Circuit Rejects En Banc Review of Infringement Willfulness Standard

By Paulius Jurcys – Yaping Zhang

The Federal Circuit rejected a motion for en banc review of a patent infringement case evaluating the willfulness standard and whether the standard should be changed in order to meet the interpretation provided by the Supreme Court in the Octane decision.


Posted On Mar - 31 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Support of Washington Redskins’ Trademarks

By Amanda Liverzani – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

Football season may be over, but the trademark battle over the Washington Redskins’ team name, mascot, and logo continues to rage on in federal court. On March 5th the ACLU filed an amicus brief in support of the NFL team’s right to register six trademarks despite the disparaging nature of the term “Redskins.”  The ACLU urged the court to strike down as unconstitutional the portions of the Lanham Act that allow the USPTO to engage in viewpoint discrimination by denying registration of trademarks it deems “immoral, deceptive, or scandalous.”


Posted On Mar - 17 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News in Brief 

By: Cristina Carapezza

Federal Circuit Tackles Common Service Mark Question 

Federal Circuit Vacates $101 Million Damages Award in Medtronic Patent Case

USDA Not Liable for $10 Million to Subcontractor Building Wireless Broadband Networks


Posted On Mar - 8 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News in Brief  

By Amanda Liverzani

PTO’s Statutory Interpretation on Patent Term Adjustment Upheld

Federal Circuit Affirms Garmin Fitness Watches Do Not Infringe on Pacing Patents

Online Shopping Cart Patents Deemed Invalid in Infringement Action Against Victoria’s Secret and Avon


Posted On Mar - 2 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Whack-a-troll Legislation

Written by Asher Lowenstein     —   Edited by Yaping Zhang

Patent assertion entities’ extensive litigation activities in different states enables to assess the efficacy of the proposed bills against legal strategies these trolls, such as MPHJ Technology, have engaged in. The legal battles confirm some of the concerns about the usefulness of proposed regulatory measures.


Posted On Dec - 22 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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