Cross Licensing in Computer Technologies

July, 9th, 2019

By Andrew P. Siuta Advanced Micro Devices will soon release its new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, in yet another attempt to grab market share away from Intel.  The new 3000 series are expected to [Read More…]

When the Statue of Liberty Meets Intellectual Property Law

July, 3rd, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Shuya Duan Imagine you want to use an image of the Statue of Liberty as your product’s label, could you register it through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [Read More…]

Patents: A Way to Attack, Defend, and Diplomacy

June, 27th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Jacob J. Alexander In recent years the number and use of patents has grown exponentially. There were nearly 4 times as many patent applications filled in 2013 than in [Read More…]

“Highly” Patentable Subject Matter II: Colorado Court Rules Human Modified CBD Passes Alice Test

June, 11th, 2019

By Mackenzie L. Long On July 30, 2018 United Cannabis Corporation (“UCANN”) sued Pure Hemp Collective Inc. (“Pure Hemp”) for infringement of UCANN’s patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,730,911 (the “’911 patent”). The ’911 patent is [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Succeeds in Getting Allowance through Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Program

June, 11th, 2019

WHIPgroup attorneys succeeded in overcoming a final rejection using the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference program.  During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a static electric induction system which minimizes hotspots and achieves uniform cooling.  In [Read More…]

My Patent License Says What?

May, 16th, 2019

By: Benjamin N. Luehrs Generic forum selection clauses in patent license agreements can prevent licensees from trying to invalidate licensed patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A recent Federal Circuit Opinion, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance by Mere Filing of Appeal Brief

May, 13th, 2019

WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance just by filing an Appeal Brief.  The application relates to a medical shaft instrument having a force transmission element that provides torsional and axial rigidity.  The Examiner had rejected the [Read More…]

Tech and Telecom Giants Take the Lead in the Self-Driving Vehicle Patent Race

May, 13th, 2019

By Patrick D. Duplessis These days it seems almost every article or news report about self-driving vehicles (SDVs) includes the prophecy that the automobile will soon resemble a “smartphone on wheels.”  That oft-repeated phrase alludes [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

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