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Articles in Channel: Intellectual Property Law
Zoltek Corp. v. U.S.: Federal Circuit En Banc Reverses Zoltek III and Rules That 28 U.S.C. § 1498(a) Can Waive Immunity for Infringement Under 271(g)
The Federal Circuit recently demonstrated how active the Court is, and will continue to be. After having ruled in Zoltek III that the United States did not waive immunity from suit except for acts that would constitute direct infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a), the Court voted sua sponte to...
Last December, I was interviewed by Finance and Commerce magazine for an article titled “Tech Toolkit: IT planning for the year ahead.” Part of the article included cloud computing and what companies can do to include the cloud in their businesses. Early the same month, I posted on the...
As we reported last month, in January the Commission released its Fifth Report and Order (5th R&O) in its long-running proceeding aimed at modernizing the Emergency Alert System. The 5th R&O has now been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the effective date for the...
Following are this month’s recent developments in international arbitration law published by the International Law Office (free registration is required to view the articles): Malaysia: Court rules on enforcement of foreign arbitral award USA: Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance...
The following lawsuits exemplify the lighter, and sometimes bizarre, side of the legal world.InhouseBlog.comMore of the strangest lawsuits showing the lighter, and sometimes bizarre, side of the legal world. [via: 7 of the strangest lawsuits making headlines at InsideCounsel] Like this post?...
Earlier this year, I met Pat Lamb, one of our fearless leaders in the New Normal, for coffee near his office. Given his success in delivering high-quality legal services under alternative fee arrangements, I wanted to hear his thoughts about their use in practice. Pat emphasized that lawyers should...
Precedential No. 14: TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of GRAND HOTEL NYC over GRAND HOTEL for Hotel Services
The Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal of GRAND HOTELS NYC for hotel services [HOTELS NYC disclaimed], finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with the registered mark GRAND HOTEL for hotel, restaurant, and convention services [HOTEL disclaimed]. Dictionary definitions, third-party...
CAFC Upholds TTAB's Affirmance of Section 2(d) Refusal of XCEED Over X-SEED & Design for Agricultural Seed
In a precedential ruling, the CAFC upheld the TTAB's affirmance (here) of a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark XCEED for agricultural seed, on the ground of likely confusion with the registered mark X-SEED & Design (shown below) [SEED disclaimed] for agricultural seeds. The court held...
Some years ago I was discussing the structural features required in a new IP management system we were considering purchasing with my IT manager. We were looking at different interactive modules for docketing, products, agreements etc. After agreeing on the “must haves” and the “nice to haves”, my...
The "Alice in Wonderland" episode of CSI on March 21, 2012 involved an incident where a victim died after having gold poured down his throat. Ted Danson did an XRF and determined that it was not gold, but rather pyrite.But pyrite doesn't exactly melt, especially when sulfur activity is not...