• Supreme Court Rules on Design of a Useful Article

    May 02, 2017 |

    Fashion, furniture, and other design-oriented companies will take note of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which resolved a division among the federal circuits on the issue of the separability of designs of useful articles under the Copyri

  • What 'Originalist' Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law

    May 02, 2017 |

    The landscape for patent law has changed more quickly over the last five years than it had in preceding decades. Recent cases have profoundly changed the way courts and the USPTO treat patents and patent applications. The U.S. Supreme Court will have ample opportunity, if it chooses, to revisit the

  • IP News

    May 02, 2017 |

    District Court's Decision Retroactively Excusing Failure to Mark Patented Products Vacated By Federal Circuit
    Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB's Unpatentability Findings Made In an IPR Proceeding Despite Prior Judicial Opinions Upholding Validity

  • Supreme Court Ends Laches Defense in Patent Cases

    April 02, 2017 |

    SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products

    The U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 ruled laches is not a defense to patent infringement suits that are brought within the Patent Act's limitations period.

  • Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of IP Laws

    April 02, 2017 |

    Recent U.S. cases have created benchmarks of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret liability for foreign activity, and businesses should take heed.

  • Untangling the Mystery of Cybersecurity Insurance

    April 02, 2017 |

    IT security professionals used to warn that only two types of businesses exist: those that have been hacked, and those that will be. Now, many are even more pessimistic, and divide the world's businesses into companies that know that they have been hacked, and those that don't. Law firms are juicy t

  • Where Does Judge Gorsuch Fall on IP?

    March 02, 2017 |

    The SCOTUS Nominee's Opinions Don't Appear to Favor Alleged Intellectual Property Infringers or Owners
    Over the 10 years that he has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch's decisions in intellectual property disputes have reflected a close attention to