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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: John Heinbockel | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , ,

TTAB DECISION UNDERSCORES DIFFICULTY OF PROVING FRAUD BEFORE THE USPTO

In Tommie Copper IP Inc v Gcool-Tech Usa LLC (Opposition No 91223768 (9 May 2018) ), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has dismissed an opposition where the applicant did not have use in commerce at the time of filing the application and...

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Author: Benjamin Levine | Co-Author: Janet I. Cord | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,

What Companies Need to Do to Secure & Protect Private Data

Data privacy laws are unavoidable. Today’s companies and businesses must take steps to secure and protect private data. This includes taking preventative measures laid out in comprehensive data security policies, and taking remedial measures in...

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Author: John Richards | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , , , ,

SCOTUS GRANTS THE LOSS OF OVERSEAS PROFITS TO BE INCLUDED IN DAMAGES IN WESTERN GECO LLC V. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION

On June 22, 2018 in WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophysical Corporation, the Supreme Court held in a 7 – 2 decision written by Thomas J with Gorsuch and Breyer JJ dissenting that the loss of foreign profits resulting from the infringing export from the...

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Author: John Richards | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , ,

PRESENTATION: FEDERAL CIRCUIT CONTROL OVER PTAB IN POST-GRANT PROCEEDINGS

A presentation given by Ladas attorney John Richards during the Fordham IP Institute Conference in April 2018 is now available. Click on link to view: “Federal Circuit Control Over PTAB in Post-Grant...

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IT’S 2018: THE IMPACT OF IP DECISIONS FROM 2017

2017 saw a bumper crop of Supreme Court decisions on intellectual property matters around the world including eight by the United States Supreme Court, two by the Canadian Supreme Court, and two by the United Kingdom Supreme Court. U.S. Supreme...

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Authors: Janet I. Cord, | Practices: | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Transparency Reports

The number of companies and organizations issuing transparency reports is increasing. In general, there are no official standards governing what these reports contain but companies’ reports often incorporate information on requests for information...

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