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Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Supreme Court Holds That TTAB Decisions on Likelihood of Confusion May Bind Courts in Infringement Litigation

In a 7 – 2 decision issued March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on the issue of likelihood of confusion, made in registration cases, can be binding on courts in deciding the same issue in subsequent infringement cases. Such “issue preclusion” will likely …

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Understanding Post-AIA Power of Attorney Procedures –America Invents Act

Applicants identified upon a U.S. patent application’s filing can impact the ownership rights to the patent application throughout prosecution.  Prior to implementation of relevant aspects of the America Invents Act (AIA) on September 16, 2012, patent application Applicants could only be Inventors.  Conversely, applications filed on or after September 16, 2012 can have Inventors or …

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