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First Ever Inter Partes Review Decision Finds Claims Not Patentable
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) used its first final judgment under the Patent Office’s new inter partes review procedure to declare multiple claims of Cuozzo Speed Technologies’ U.S. Patent No. 6,778,074 (“the ‘074 patent”) invalid.
Is Your Trademark Application At Risk of Being Declared Void?
U.S. trademark law allows an applicant to file a trademark application, before it has actually begun using a proposed mark, by stating in the application that it has a bona fide intent to use the mark.
Fair Use Found in Google Books Case
Google’s practice of digitally copying books for its Google Books program has been found to not violate the authors’ copyrights in the copied books due to the "fair use" doctrine.
The Federal Circuit Holds That Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Finding of Non-Obviousness Ignored Common Sense and Common Knowledge
When performing an obviousness analysis, KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007) requires one consider both the combination of relevant references as well as the knowledge, creativity, and common sense of one skilled in the art.
Senniger Powers Selected as Tier 1 Law Firm
Senniger Powers LLP has been selected by U.S. News & Best Lawyers® as a 2014 St. Louis Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the areas of Patent Litigation, Patent Law, and Trademark Law.
Fleischut Quoted on Counterfeit MLB Merchandise
Paul Fleischut is quoted in the recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “MLB Scours Ballpark Area for Fake Merchandise.”
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