by Michael K. Levy
On June 20, 2014, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued the first inter partes review (IPR) decisions reaching pharmaceutically-related subject matter, which in this case constituted dietary supplement and vitamin products...
by Cynthia Lambert Hardman , Scott Forman , and Anne E. Li
Summary: CAFC finds appeal of Board’s decision to cancel trademark registration moot.
Case: Cigar King, LLC v. Corporacion Habanos, S.A. , No. 2013-1531 (Fed. Cir. May 23, 2014) (non...
by Jeffrey S. Ginsberg , Mathew G. Berkowitz , and Jeremy S. Boczko
Short Summary: Subject matter jurisdiction for a declaratory judgment action must be determined on a product-by-product basis.
Case: Microsoft Corp. v. Datatern, Inc. , No. 2013...
by Maria Luisa Palmese and Deborah A. Somerville
On July 2, 2013, Consumer Watchdog (formerly The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights) asked the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to apply the product of nature analysis from Association...
by Deborah A.
Somerville and Joseph A. Coppola, Ph.D.
On April 15, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments
in Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. Myriad Genetics Inc., et
al. , a case that addresses the question "Are human genes...
by Frank L.
Bernstein and Jonathan D.
In a much-awaited decision, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley
& Sons, Inc., (lexis.com subscribers may access Supreme Court briefs and the opinion for this case) the U.S. Supreme Court held that the copyright...
by Michael Kelly
The new generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") program will
soon be bringing a flood of diversity to the internet's domain name system.
Over 1,900 new gTLD applications have been submitted for...