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While Andrew Carnegie's roots run deep in both Pittsburgh and New York, his namesake deli is a New York-only institution, as Pittsburgh restaurateur Wesley Ross found out the hard way. In February, he opened Carnegie Delicatessen and Catering in the Bank Tower building, Downtown.
McGruber writes: A month after Slashdot discussed " Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office ," the USPTO issued a statement that it is "committed to taking any measures necessary" to stop employees who review patents from lying about their hours and getting overtime pay and bonuses for work they didn't do. USPTO officials also told congressional investigators that they are seeking an outside consulting firm to advise them on how managers can improve their monitoring of more than 8,000 patent examiners.
The wing's first floor will open , with the second and third floors opening in 2016 and 2017. Each floor has a central theme: The first floor will focus on innovation and feature exhibits that explore the history of American business and showcase "hot spots" of invention.
Ten years ago, Janicke and Ren found that patentees won only 26% of decided cases; we find that number unchanged today. Forty-six percent of patents whose validity was decided in the 1990s were held invalid; today the invalidation rate is 43%.
Last week, on September 2, 2014, Accord Healthcare, Inc. filed what appears to be the second-ever Post-Grant Review . This PGR was for U.S. Patent No.
Recently, a Portuguese wine company, Wine Vision Lda. sought to register the mark "NOPA" in standard characters for "wines" through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
With top Commerce Department officials headed to Capitol Hill Friday to answer allegations about fraudulent practices by patent examiners, the Washington Post this week obtained copies of the whistleblower complaints that set in motion a series of investigations of the patent office. Four whistleblowers, at least two of them managers, submitted lengthy, detailed accounts to an anonymous hotline set up by the Commerce inspector general's office in 2012.
As the consumer 3D-printer space grows, so too are concerns about pirating of digital files, which allow people to 3D print designs without the designer's permission or any direct compensation for its use. In a way, the physical world is about to embark on a similar journey the media industry continues to struggle with in managing and monetizing products that have now gone digital.
For 30 years, patent disputes between pharmaceutical innovators and their generic competitors in the United States have been resolved in district court litigations under the balanced Hatch-Waxman Act framework. Generics have now started using the new adversarial inter partes review proceeding in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to challenge pharma's patents, and have done so even before being sued in district court.
Editor's note: David Soofian is an associate at Kaye Scholer LLP, where he specializes in defending technology companies against allegations of patent infringement by competitors and trolls. Patent trolls are on the offensive, using weak patents to go after young tech startups with the hopes of securing licensing deals.
As more and more IT organizations look to drive innovation, they inevitably need to consider whether they should patent those innovations. The protection of intellectual property can be a difficult decision for many companies entering the innovation space.
After just five years of private practice as a patent attorney, Stewart Myers can't really claim to have seen it all. But he's seen an awful lot of things he never expected to see.
Unlike the vast majority of jurisdictions around the world, under the US Trademark Act, only someone "who has a bona fide intention, under circumstances showing the good faith of such person, to use a trademark in commerce may request registration of its trademark on the principal register." Over the last year, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has issued two precedential decisions emphasizing this requirement and sustaining oppositions lodged against trademark applications based on a lack of bona fide intent to use the opposed mark in US commerce.
Addressing whether a prior litigation between the parties resolving claims of unfair competition bars subsequent suit over similar conduct occurring after settlement of the earlier litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found error in the district court's dismissal of the claims based on res judicata , but affirmed the court's alternate holding that the plaintiff had failed to plausibly plead its claim. TechnoMarine SA v.
In the weeks since the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision, we have been watching patents and applications fall left and right due to use of that case's more stringent test regarding patent-eligibility.
Clarifying applicable presumptions in Lanham Act false advertising cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court's use of presumptions of consumer confusion and injury in a two-party market where deliberate deception and literal falsehood had been proven, even though the injured party was not actually named in the ads. Merck Eprova AG v.
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