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UK SUPREME COURT DECISIONS IN UNWIRED PLANET V HUAWEI AND HAUWEI v. CONVERSANT

On August 26, 2020, the United Kingdom Supreme Court handed down its unanimous combined decision in the cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei and Huawei v. Conversant. Both cases involved questions of: Whether the contracts entered into by those who...

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THRYV INC. v. CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES LP

The question of whether the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has any right to examine a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to institute inter partes review or post grant review, as opposed to...

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Author: Marisa Masters (L&P Intern) | Co-Author: Robert Peverada | Practices: , | Tags: , , ,

REMEMBERING TWO OF THE SPOOKIEST HALLOWEEN COPYRIGHT CASES

With Halloween 2020 approaching, we thought it was important to remember two of the spookiest of intellectual property cases, in particular, those copyright cases addressing issues with well-known horror movies. GALLAGHER v. LIONS GATE...

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

Introduction On August 11, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision of Judge Koh sitting in the Northern District of California that certain of Qualcomm’s business practices relating to its standards essential patents (SEPs)...

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Patents in Crisis: Is there a Solution in Sight?

Patents in Crisis: Is there a Solution in Sight? Remarks prepared for presentation to the Emily C. and John E. Hansen IP Institute at Fordham Law School on September 19, 2019 I. Introduction II. The Four Sledgehammers Affecting Confidence in U.S....

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ECJ DECISION IN SKY v. SKYKICK FINDS THAT TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE INVALIDATED FOR HAVING UNCLEAR AND IMPRECISE LISTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES AND ALSO CLARIFIES TESTS FOR BAD FAITH TRADEMARK FILINGS

The eagerly anticipated decision of the European Court of Justice in the case of Sky v. SkyKick was delivered on January 29, 2020. The Court’s decision came as a relief to trademark owners after the Advocate General’s opinion was followed in...

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