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HTMLGoogle Books Project Continues to Test the Boundaries of Fair Use Law
Jordana Goodman; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 2016
The Google Books project, as we have come to learn, is a publicly available database consisting of over 25 million books that allows public users to search for “snippets of text,” typically 1/8th of a page or less. Several major libraries have helped Google assemble this database. On...

 

HTMLPreventing Importation of Your Patented Goods: Guidance on What the ITC Can and Can’t Do for Patent Owners
Emmanuel D. Filandrianos; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 2016
Crafting the best strategy for protecting intellectual property requires knowing all the rights that come with it. Patent owners should be aware of the tools offered to them by the International Trade Commission, the federal agency responsible for dealing with unfair international trade practices....

 

HTMLThe EU Reveres Data Privacy, the US Puts National Security First, and US Businesses are Caught in the Middle
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 2016
Imagine that you run a small software company that has developed point-of-sale software for amusement parks, zoos and other entertainment venues. You’re based in North Carolina with no overseas offices. If you think you need have no concern about European privacy law, you’d be wrong....

 

HTMLFollowing a Congressional Mandate, the Federal Circuit Streamlines the Patent Litigation Process
Brandon Arey, Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
In three recent cases decided by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, jurisdictional issues have limited the options available to patent litigants. The general effect of the decisions has been to restrict the ability to appeal and, in the case of appeals of proceedings before the Patent Trial and...

 

HTMLThe Specter of Indefiniteness: Recent Rulings Pose Further Challenges for Computer Software Patents
Jay Sandvos; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
In 1980, the Supreme Court declared that “anything under the sun that is made by man” could be patented. At that time, the main challenge in getting a patent was to demonstrate how the claims were novel and inventive over the teachings of the prior art. But more recent court decisions...

 

HTMLDesigning a Stronger International Portfolio: The Hague Agreement and US Industrial Design Remedies
Emmanuel D. Filandrianos; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
Business-savvy designers with an eye towards global design protection should be excited. The U.S. has recently joined the international design system established by the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, giving designers a streamlined procedure for...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Moves Claim Construction One Step Closer to Uniformity
Robert M. Asher; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
The America Invents Act of 2012 gave accused infringers a robust set of options for challenging patents before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), an adjudicatory body of the Patent and Trademark Office. These challenges-- inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews, and post-grant...

 

HTMLRecent (and Anticipated) Developments in the International Application of US Patent Laws
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
The international patent system is premised on the notion that each country regulates patent laws and their enforcement within its own borders. International commerce does not always lend itself to such tidy compartments, however, forcing courts and legislatures to address complex situations. Two...

 

HTMLIssues Resolved in an Administrative Trademark Proceeding May Bind Federal Courts in Subsequent Infringement Actions
Steven A. Abreu; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015
In B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., B&B opposed Hargis’s attempt to register its trademark SEALTITE, arguing that it would create confusion with its own SEALTIGHT mark. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) agreed and refused to register the mark. Hargis did not appeal...