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Sheppard Mullin
Summary of Recent Precedential Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions

by Paul Bost From June through August 2015, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board issued eleven precedential decisions. Over the course of the upcoming weeks, we are briefly summarizing each opinion and a “take away” for brand owners and...

Eric L. Lane
Book Review: The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology by Kelly Sims Gallagher

The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China is a thoroughly researched and well-written book and an important contribution to the subject of clean tech innovation. Five years in the making, Kelly Sims Gallagher’s book uses...

Scott A. McKeown
PTAB Moves Toward Consistency on Question of Issue Joinder

New De Facto Precedent on Question of Issue Joinder In Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508), the Board departed from previous PTAB practice on issue joinder for the first time. That is, up until Target , a same petitioner was...

Scott A. McKeown
Kyle Bass Finally Gets an IPR Instituted

PTAB Finds IPR Filing of Hedge Fund Has Merit Yesterday, in IPR2015-00988, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted review of Cosmo Technologies patent 7,773,720. The patent is directed to controlled release oral pharmaceutical compositions...

Scott A. McKeown
CAFC Finds 315(b) Bar to IPR Not Reviewable on Merits Appeal

315(b) Bar is Not an Ultimate Issue of PTAB Authority to Invalidate Back in July, the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) determined that a question of CBM eligibility was excepted from the appellate review bar for PTAB institution determinations...

Eric L. Lane
More RIN Fraud Greenwashers Head to Prison

It was just a few months ago that a blog post reported a criminal defendant pleaded guilty to selling fraudulent renewable identification numbers (RINs). It has happened again, with recent prison sentences for four individuals in Florida who also pleaded...