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What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for IP Protection?

July 7th, 2016

By Martin G. Belisario and Bridget H. Labutta As is well known by now, the citizens of Great Britain have chosen to leave the European Union (EU), a move popularly dubbed the “Brexit.” Despite the economic upheaval and media firestorm surrounding the vote, the realm of intellectual property law is unlikely to see any immediate…

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What Makes a Trademark Disparaging?

July 2nd, 2015

By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. U.S. trademark law extends benefits and protections to the owners of registered trademarks, but not every name or brand identity is eligible for registration, as evidenced by controversies involving organizations such as the Washington Redskins. One of the reasons an application for a trademark may be denied registration is if…

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte

June 22nd, 2015

Today, in a 6-3 opinion in Kimble et al v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule against post-expiration patent royalties. Justice Kagan wrote the majority opinion. Justices Alito and Thomas, joined by Chief Justice Roberts, dissented. As we predicted, the Court was not persuaded by the complex economic arguments advanced by…

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CAFC Steals the Limelight

May 14th, 2015

As the rest of the world was welcoming the United States and Japan to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, Judge Linn of the Federal Circuit “stole the limelight.” In yesterday’s decision in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., Judge Linn (joined by Chief Judge Prost), over Judge Moore’s vigorous dissent,…

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Year in Review: Top IP Issues of 2014

December 22nd, 2014

In a decade that has seen major developments in intellectual property rights and IP law, 2014 was still a significant year. Tech giants such as Google, Samsung and Apple grabbed headlines in their battles over infringement claims, patent reform measures were debated, then scrapped, and a landmark case changed the game for software patents. Here are our…

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Pennsylvania Judge Vacates $1.4 Million Trade Secret Verdict

April 1st, 2014

On March 21, the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated a $1.4 million verdict in a trade secret case between Advanced Research System Inc. (“ARS”) and ColdEdge Technologies Inc., both of which manufacture and sell devices for low temperature scientific research. In 2008, ARS sued ColdEdge and its founders in the Lehigh Valley Court of Common Pleas…

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