• 11.27.19

    Supreme Court Books ‘Booking.com’ Trademark Dispute

    The Supreme Court has agreed to answer the question of whether the addition of “.com” can transform an otherwise generic term into a protectable trademark.

  • 12.07.17

    Dec. 31 Deadline to Preserve DMCA Service Provider Immunity

    By Dec. 31, 2017, eligible service providers must use a new online system at the Copyright Office to designate agents to receive Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices.

  • 09.28.17

    Looking Through an IP Lens at Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

    With headline news ranging from J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Winklevoss twins and Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the hype surrounding cryptocurrency—think bitcoin, ethereum and an ever-expanding list of niche altcoins—has gone mainstream.

  • 07.13.17

    SCOTUS: For Patent Venue, Domestic Corporations ‘Reside’ Where Incorporated

    On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC—rejecting long-standing Federal Circuit precedent and re-establishing stricter venue requirements for patent infringement litigation involving a domestic corporate defendant.

  • 07.07.16

    Supreme Court: Status Quo in Cuozzo

    On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, where it rejected challenges to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes review (IPR) process and held that (1) PTAB decisions regarding whether to institute IPR proceedings are by statute not subject to ...

  • 06.06.16

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: An Overview

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) was signed into law on May 11, 2016 and gives trade secret owners a federal cause of action for injunctive relief and monetary damages for the misappropriation of trade secrets, while also providing employee protections.

  • 04.18.16

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Regarding Standard for Awarding Enhanced Damages in Patent Cases

    The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing the standard for awarding "enhanced" damages in patent cases (allowing a district court to increase damages up to three times the amount found or assessed) in the consolidated cases of Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. and Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse ...



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