Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Jan Wolfe: Federal Circuit will not Rehear Apple Challenge to Wireless Data Patent (Source: Reuters) Kirtika Suneja: India Raises Trade Deficit Issue with China at WTO (Source: The Economic Times) Anatol Antonovici: American Express Awarded Blockchain Patent for Payment System (Source: Cryptovest) Jan Wolfe: U.S. Court Denies Jazz Pharma Bid to Revive Narcolepsy Drug Patents (Source: Reuters) Jason Silverstein: Walmart Patents Audio Surveillance Technology to Record Customers and Employees (Source: CBS) Kevin Parrish: Microsoft Patent Paves Way for a Touch- and Smudge-Free Tablet Future (Source: Digital Trends) Source: Digital Trends Commentary and Journal Articles: Atty. Krista Cox: Would Kavanaugh Change The Outcome Of SCOTUS Intellectual Property Cases? (Source: Above the Law) Dr. Zia Qureshi: Intellectual Property, not Intellectual Monopoly: Reforming the System (Source: The Daily Star) Prof. Amy Adler: Why Art Does Not Need Copyright….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Indiana Copyright Litigation: Lafayette Based Company Sues California College for Copyright Infringement

Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, National Federation of Professional Trainers, Inc. (“NFPT”) of Lafayette, Indiana, filed suit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Defendant, Carrington College, Inc. (“Carrington”) of Sacramento, California, infringed its rights in United States Copyright Registration No. TX 8-515-798 (“NFPT 0241 Exam”). Plaintiff further alleges misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and fraud. Plaintiff is seeking damages, profits received from unauthorized copying and distribution of the copyrighted work, attorney’s fees, costs, and injunctive relief. NFPT creates and administers examinations for the certification of personal trainers. Their certification programs have been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies since 2005. Carrington has utilized NFPT’s examinations and educational materials as a part of its Physical Therapy Technology….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Conference & CLE Calendar

July 17, 2018 – "Drafting and Defending Software Patents to Survive Section 101 and AIA Challenges — Anticipating and Minimizing the Risk of 101, 103 Rejections, Recent Court Guidance" (Strafford) – 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) July 17, 2018 – Technology Center (TC) 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting (Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) – 8:15 am to 3:00 pm (MT), Denver, CO July 17, 2018 – "Biotech/pharma subject-matter — Patentability at the EPO and how to avoid pitfalls for US based applicants" (Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC) – 7:30 to 9:30 am (MT) July 17, 2018 -….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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After indictment, Russian hackers’ lives “changed forever,” ex-ambassador says

Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking computers used by the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other organizations. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) On Friday, the Office of the Special Counsel handed down an indictment of several Russian intelligence officers that federal authorities say were critical in the operation to sway the 2016 presidential election. Given that the United States lacks an extradition treaty with Russia and that the defendants are unlikely to have many Stateside assets, what meaningful effect does going through the motions of a prosecution have? Experts say that there are a few primary objectives to this type of indictment: first and foremost, the indictment is likely to make the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New “Ribbon Copy” Style for U.S. Letters Patent.

Ward Law Office received the first of the “new style” Ribbon Copy or Letters Patent this past week for one of our clients (U.S. Patent No. 10,015,955).  This new style commemorates the recent issuance of the Ten Millionth U.S. patent.  It is the first time the design has been changed by the USPTO in more than 30 years... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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