The Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law has announced the 2022 Don Dunner Leadership Award will be presented at its 66th annual IP Conference on Friday, November 11, 2022. The inaugural 2020 Award was presented to Hon. Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The 2021 Award was presented to Mr. David
65th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
On November 4th to November 5th, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CT, the UIC John Marshall Law School Center is hosting its 65th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. The virtual conference offers an impressive lineup of Moderators and Panelists covering an expansive list of topics. Sessions for each day are listed…
Aesthetic Appeal of a Patent’s Claimed Design Is Inadequate to Render It Functional
My partners Steve Jedlinski and Anthony Fuga recently wrote a valuable article about a new Federal Circuit decision dealing with functionality and exhaustion issues for design patents. It is republished below with permission.
In a relatively rare opinion regarding design patents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit weighed in recently on the…
Northern District of Illinois — One of the Busiest & Most Affirmed Patent District Courts
The Northern District of Illinois is one of the top six districts nationwide in terms of Federal Circuit affirmances. According to a recent IP Law360 article, the Federal Circuit affirmed 71% of patent appeals from the Northern District from January 2015 through December 2017. That puts the Northern District tied for sixth with the Southern…
Court Awards Prevailing Party Some e-Discovery Costs
The Medicines Co. v. Mylan Inc., No. 11 C 1285, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2017) (St. Eve, J.).
Judge St. Eve granted in part defendants’ bill of costs awarding $217k in this ANDA patent dispute.
Defendants were the prevailing party because they were determined not to infringe either of plaintiff’s patents. In…
Mandate Rule Prevents Further Proceedings After Federal Circuit Remand
The Medicines Co. v. Mylan Inc., No. 11 C 1285, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2017) (St. Eve, J.).
Judge St. Eve granted defendants’ motion to amend the Court’s Amended Final Judgment in light of a Federal Circuit opinion in the case, and denied plaintiff’s motion for a new trial in this ANDA…
John Marshall Law 61st Annual IP, Information & Privacy Conference
On November 3, 2017 from 8:15am – 5:3pm CT, John Marshall Law School is hosting its 61st Annual – yes 61st annual – IP, Information & Privacy Conference. It is always an excellent event with top notch speakers. The conference offers six hours of CLE credit and an impressive speaker lineup including, to…
Federal Circuit Affirms It: No Trademark Registration for Emporium Arcade Bar
Last month, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) finding that Emporium Arcade Bar could not register the mark shown below without disclaiming EMPORIUM.
The TTAB found that the word EMPORIUM is descriptive of “video and amusement arcade services,” “bar services,” and “bar services featuring snacks.” The TTAB further found that…
2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speaks
I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. An interesting addition to this year’s Institute was the panel of PTAB personnel, including the following:
- Nathan Kelley, PTO Solicitor and former Acting Chief Administrative Patent Judge
- Patrick Bucher, Administrative Patent Judge
- Melissa Haapala, Administrative Patent Judge
Trading Technologies: Federal Circuit Claim Constructions are Binding
Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 05 C 4811, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill.) (Coleman, J.).
Judge Coleman granted plaintiff Trading Technologies’ (“TT”) motion to terminate Markman proceedings in this patent case involving commodities trading software — click here for much more on this case in the Blog’s archives). Defendants (collectively “CQG”) sought …