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06/28/2018

Supreme Court Expands the Territorial Scope of Lost Profits Damages

On June 22, 2018, in the case WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. No. 16–1011, the Supreme Court held that 35 U.S.C. § 284 allows a patentee to recover foreign lost profits when the patentee proves infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(2).

06/25/2018

Federal Circuit Makes It Tougher on Coke to Protect Its ZERO Brand Name

On June 20, 2018, the Federal Circuit held that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("the Board") applied the wrong legal framework in determining the genericness of a number of The Coca-Cola Company's ("Coca-Cola") registered trademarks incorporating the term ZERO. The court vacated the Board's decision, and remanded the case back to the Board for further proceedings consistent with its ruling.

05/03/2018

Chambers USA Recognizes Senniger Powers, Three Partners

Once again, Chambers USA has recognized Senniger Powers for its high-quality professionals and expertise in the intellectual property field.

05/01/2018

Supreme Court:  IPR Patent Challenges Survive, with Modification

On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court decided two cases involving patent law: Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC and SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu. 

01/09/2018

Federal Circuit Rules Ban on Scandalous and Immoral Trademarks Unconstitutional

On December 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that the Lanham Act’s ban on registering scandalous or immoral marks is an unconstitutional restriction of free speech.

01/01/2018

Tietz Named as New Partner

Senniger Powers is pleased to announce that Paul D. Tietz has been elected to the partnership effective January 2018.

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