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ITC Institutes First 100-Day Pilot Program on Patent Validity
Richard (Rich) Fieman,Blaney Harper,David M. (Dave) Maiorana, May 31, 2016
In 2013, the United States International Trade Commission ("ITC" or "Commission") launched its 100-day pilot program ("pilot program") to test whether early rulings on certain case-dispositive issues could limit unnecessary litigation. To date, the ITC has utilized the...
U.S. Patent Office Releases "May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update"
A. Patricia Campbell,David B. (Dave) Cochran,Janet M. McNicholas,Tamera M. (Tammy) Weisser, May 31, 2016
On May 4, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") released a "May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update" ("May 2016 Update"), which provides additional guidance to examiners on patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101, including providing...
A First Amendment Right to Disparaging Trademarks?: U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review Federal Circuit Decision Holding Ban on Disparaging Marks Unconstitutional
Gregory A. (Greg) Castanias,John G. Froemming,Anna E. Raimer,Lauren L. Refinetti,Meredith M. Wilkes, May 18, 2016
Is the Lanham Act's prohibition on the registration of disparaging trademarks invalid under the First Amendment? This question was presented to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 20, 2016, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"), which filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari,...
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