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City of Houston Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review for the Denial of its Request to Register its Municipal Seal with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Posted on 13 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On December 30, 2013, the City of Houston, Texas filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court to challenge a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, In re City of Houston, 731 F.3d 1326... Read More

Role Of New Evidence In Patent Appeals To Be Decided By Supreme Court
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 agreed to take up a dispute over the proper procedures for courts to use in proceedings initiated under 35 U.S. Code Section 145, which allows applicants to file a civil action in a federal... Read More

High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Dispute Over Evidence In Patent Appeals
Posted on 11 Jan 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Federal district courts deciding an adverse patentability ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) should apply a deferential standard of review, an attorney for the U.S. government told the U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

Patent Actions On The Rise, Median Damages Awarded Hits 16-Year Low, According To Patent Litigation Study
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Reflecting upon developments currently underway in patent reform legislation, PwC US on Oct. 18 released a new report "2011 Patent Litigation Study: Patent litigation trends as the 'America Invents Act' becomes law" summarizing... Read More

Supreme Court: De Novo Review Proper For New Evidence In Patent Cases
Posted on 18 Apr 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 18 rejected a call by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for stricter evidentiary rules and an elevated standard of review in challenges to adverse patentability rulings ( David... Read More

Pratt & Whitney Sues Rolls Royce Over Patent
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - (AP) In a continuing battle over engine part designs, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney on Monday sued Rolls Royce, accusing the British company of misleading the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain a patent. Pratt & Whitney... Read More

Senate Passes Bill To Overhaul Nation's Patent System
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The nation's outmoded patent system, which has forced innovators and inventors to wait years and outlast challenges and lawsuits before getting recognition for their products, would be overhauled under a measure passed Tuesday... Read More