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Andrew M. Gold
Gold on Material Differences and Disclosures for First Sale Doctrine

In Beltronics USA, Inc. v. Midwest Inventory Distrib., LLC , 562 F.3d 1067 (10th Cir. Kan. 2009) , Beltronics' distributors violated their distribution agreements by selling Beltronics radar detectors to Midwest, which in turn resold them as "new"...

Randall A. Hillson, Ph.D. & Julie Daulton
Hillson and Daulton on the Case Against Patents: Negative Perceptions About Patents

Despite innovation’s increasing impact upon the United States economy, negative perceptions with respect to patents have also increased. As such, it is reasonable to investigate whether the United States patent system is sufficiently strong and...

Eric E Bensen
Eric E. Bensen on the Patent Reform Act of 2009

The Patent Reform Act of 2009 (PRA) is Congress’ most recent attempt to put its stamp on the Patent Reform Era. The Act may be seen as a setback for patentees. However, for some, the PRA might prove in practice to be less of a setback than expected...

Anne Gilson LaLonde
Gilson LaLonde: A Call to Action About the Upcoming Surge of gTLDs

Addressing concerns about the trademark implications of the roll-out of new top-level domains in 2010, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) created the Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT) to make recommendations for trademark...

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
United States Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Bilski

Court Will Review Scope of Patent-Eligible Subject Matter On June 1, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a petition for writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Bilski v. Doll, No. 08-964 [2008 U.S. App...

Gary Hollinden
Hollinden on Open Letter to the New Commissioner of the U.S.P.T.O.

Gary E. Hollinden, Ph.D., a former Patent Examiner for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), writes an open letter to the new Commissioner on how to fix some of the USPTO’s problems. In a nutshell, the USPTO is short on money and examiners...