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Alert - June 26, 2019

On Monday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc., No. 18-1150, and to decide whether annotations that accompany state and local laws are copyrightable. In particular...

Alert - June 12, 2019

The Federal Circuit recently issued a precedential opinion in Nuvo Pharmaceuticals v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (2017-2473). The court held Nuvo’s asserted claims invalid...

Alert - June 11, 2019

On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued Examination Guide 1-19 (“Examination Guide”), which outlines the path to registration for trademark applications covering hemp-based goods and services...

Alert - May 31, 2019

Several congressional representatives have taken interest in an array of court decisions finding patent ineligibility across the innovative spectrum...

Alert - May 22, 2019

On May 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held by a vote of 8-1 that a trademark licensor’s rejection in bankruptcy of a trademark license does not terminate...

Alert - March 05, 2019
On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street​.com, No. 17-571, 585 U.S. __ (2019), holding that a copyright owner cannot file an infringement lawsuit until the Copyright Office ...
Alert - March 04, 2019
On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that cost awards in copyright cases are limited to the six categories of recoverable costs identified in the general cost statute, codified at 28 U.S.C. §§1821 and 1920. Accordingly, the ...
Alert - February 21, 2019
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) recently issued a precedential decision about the use of hashtag trademarks in In re: DePorter, Serial No. 87/229,711 (TTAB Jan. 29, 2019). Many companies use hashtags in their marketing, and ...
Alert - February 08, 2019
On January 31, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued a decision in Sling TV, L.L.C. et al. v. Realtime Adaptive Streaming, LLC, IPR2018-01331, Paper 9 (PTAB January 31, 2019), holding that only a patent owner’s ...