Topic: IP law

IP Law News: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates on intellectual property law issues in the news: design patents, the patentability of genetic material, trademark disputes, and more. You should know: On Design Patents… The Future of Design Patents (Sterne Kessler): Attorney Tracy-Gene G. Durkin’s take on what the future may hold for design patents. Is… Read more »

Intellectual Property Update(s): Soft Porn, Multidefendant Patent Cases, Pay-for-Delay, IP and the Economy, No ICANN’T, & More…

What’s news in Intellectual Property? A lot, actually. For your reference, here’s a quick snapshot of some of it: IP-Intensive Industries Contribute $7Trillion to the U.S. Economy: “A report prepared by the Economics and Statistics Administration and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that IP-intensive industries support tens of millions of jobs and contribute several… Read more »

False Patent Marking After ‘BP Lubricants’

“The practical consequences of this ruling are hard to exaggerate. No longer will creative lawyering with conclusory allegations surmount the hurdle of Rule 9(b) pleading requirement in the absence of objective, cognizable facts, alleged with the particularity that Rule 9(b) demands. This decision settles a split in the district courts as to whether Rule 9(b)… Read more »