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Federal Circuit Rules on Inequitable Conduct in Toddler Mat Patent Case

The Federal Circuit has ruled on a district court finding that a plaintiff in a patent infringement case was barred from seeking relief due to unclean hands. The appeal arose from a lawsuit between two rival manufacturers of dining mats for toddlers:… Read More
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Categories: Litigation
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Judge Tosses $500 Million Patent Case Against Sony

A Delaware federal district court has ruled that Sony didn’t infringe a patent held by Genuine Enabling Technology. Genuine Enabling asserted that video game hardware sold by Sony infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,219,730, entitled “Method and Apparatu… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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Federal Circuit Finds Heart Valve Support Unpatentable

The Federal Circuit has affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that patent claims for a type of prosthetic valve support were unpatentable as obvious. Cardiovalve Ltd. owns US Patent No. 10,226,341, titled “Implant for Heart Valve.… Read More
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Federal Circuit Rules on Internal Contradiction in Patent Application

The Federal Circuit has vacated an indefiniteness determination by a district court, distinguishing an indefinite patent claim with contradictory claim limitations from a patent claim having a second limitation that narrows the first limitation. The… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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OpenAI Wins Trademark Injunction

A California federal court has ruled that a Silicon Valley entrepreneur may not use the trademark “OpenAI” because of a likelihood of confusion with Microsoft’s OpenAI. OpenAI, the founder of the generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool Cha… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Trademarks
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California Court Rules on Motion to Dismiss in AI Training Case

A California Federal Court has ruled in favor of a motion to dismiss a case brought by computer programmers who alleged that their work had been used to train artificial intelligence (AI) models to generate code. The case is J. Doe 1 v. GitHub, Inc.… Read More
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Categories: Litigation
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Federal Circuit Affirms Eolas Patent Claims Invalid

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling invalidating several claims in a computing patent that Eolas sought to assert against Amazon, Google, and Walmart. The ’507 patent at issue claims priority from a patent filed in 1994. As Ars Techni… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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TTAB Finds 4:20 Trademark Deceptive

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board), part of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has found that a proposed registration of the “4:20” trademark by Republic Technologies (NA) LLC was deceptively misdescriptive and thus not… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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Unlocking the Legal Power of Words in Patent Drafting

Patents, in their essence, are legal documents that encapsulate the brilliance of inventive minds, preserving the originality and exclusivity of their contributions. The language utilized within these documents, however, is not merely a medium of exp… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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Federal Circuit Affirms Loss for Roku in ITC Case

The Federal Circuit has affirmed the International Trade Commission (ITC) ‘s decision in a dispute involving smart TVs between Universal Electronics, Inc. and Roku. At issue was US Patent No. 10,593,196 for a System and Method for Optimized App… Read More
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Categories: Patents