Category Archives: Litigation

Supreme Court to Hear PTAB Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday to review whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board uses the correct claim construction standard in America Invents Act reviews, delving into a contentious issue that has sharply divided the judges on the Federal … Continue reading

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USPTO Sued for Harassment

On January 6, 2016, Matthew Swyers, founder of The Trademark Company, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office claiming that the USPTO has violated his Constitutional rights in its investigation of his practices in the filing and prosecuting … Continue reading

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Change in Trademark Law!

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that the name of an Asian-American band  — The Slants — is private speech and therefore protected by the First Amendment. The government, the court writes, has no business trying … Continue reading

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8th Sides with “John Doe” © Suits

A copyright owner that files a “John Doe” infringement complaint but withdraws the case once the alleged infringer’s identity is revealed, without attempting to prove the accuracy of its claims, is not liable for attorneys’ fees, according to the US … Continue reading

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