• In July, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the case of Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC agreed with car manufacturers that aesthetic functionality and exceptions in infringement law for patent auto...

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  • In Textilis v. Svenkst Tenn AB, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) held that the 2015 amendments to the trademark regulation (Article 7(1)(e)(iii) of Regulation No 207/2009), which limited the right for trademark protection if the mark consisted...

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  • On January 22, 2019, SCOTUS held In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, that a prior public sale of a patented product could destroy the novelty of a patent for that product even though there was no disclosure of the inventive...

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  • On July 20, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (in regards to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Allergan, Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.) held that Native American tribes do not enjoy Sovereign Immunity which would...

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  • In a SCOTUS decision on June 22, 2018, the Court granted the loss of overseas profits to be included in the damages in the case of WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophysical...

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  • On June 7th, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling attempting to clarify the EU rules that protect registered geographical indications applicable to spirit drinks. The preliminary ruling responded to a request...

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