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Federal Circuit Upholds Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in CBMs but Revisits Reviewability of Institution Decisions

In its second case in as many days touching on both the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) standard and the reviewability of institution decisions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit both agreed and disagreed with itself. On July...

Sands Anderson PC
Redskins Trademarks – Answers to Key Questions Regarding Recent Ruling

by Chris Mackenzie Last week, the U.S. District Court sitting in Alexandria, Virginia granted what would appear to be a sweeping victory to a group of five Native Americans who have renewed attempts to cancel the federal registrations of certain trademarks...

Scott A. McKeown
PTAB Cheat Sheet for House Bill

[UPDATE: Given the burgeoning opposition to the "Innovation Act" (H.R. 9) , the current bill was pulled from floor consideration this morning. Back to the drawing board. As to at least the PTAB changes, the focus can now appropriately turn...

Eric L. Lane
Defendant Pleads Guilty in RIN Fraud Greenwashing Case

A previous post discussed a federal indictment of an individual for allegedly selling fraudulent renewable identification numbers (RINs). The indictment alleged that an individual using the name Philip Joseph Rivkin controlled and operated Green Diesel...

Troutman Sanders
EDVA Upholds Decision to Cancel Redskins Trademark Registrations — First and Fifth Amendment Challenges to Section 2(a) Still Up for Debate

by Julia Bishop Eastern District Court Judge Lee upheld the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) decision to cancel several REDSKINS trademark registrations. Pro-Football, Inc. v. Amanda Blackhorse et al. , No. 1:14-cv-01043-GBL-IDD...

Scott A. McKeown
CBM Patent Need Not be Directed to Financial Sector

Last week, the CAFC issued its long awaited decision in the dispute between Versata and SAP ( here ). The appeal stemmed from the very first Covered Business Method (CBM) patent challenge proceeding. On appeal, one of Versata's (patentee) main challenges...