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Supreme Court Extends Reach of Patentee to Recover Lost Foreign Profits
The Supreme Court on Friday held that WesternGeco, LLC ("WesternGeco"), owner of patents for a system used to survey the ocean floor, can recover profits from sales it lost outside the U.S. due to Ion Geophysical Corp.'s ("ION") infringement of its p...
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Patent Attorneys from Marger Johnson to Join Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
Our intellectual property team is pleased to announce that six attorneys from Marger Johnson, a well-respected 32-year-old patent law firm, will be joining our firm’s IP practice on July 1, 2018. We are looking forward to welcoming the following pate...
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The Supreme Court Tells PTAB “All or Nothing”: SAS Institute v. Iancu
The Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that will increase the certainty for parties to a patent dispute of whether the validity of challenged claims will be decided in a post-grant review process or federal court. SAS Institute v. Iancu involve...
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Alicia Bell Published in Modern Restaurant Management: Protecting Your Restaurant’s Intellectual Property Is More Important Than You Think
As the restaurant industry grows, and as customers pay more attention to local and artisan foods and celebrity chefs, there’s an increased interest in protecting recipes, signature dishes, and restaurant brands as intellectual property. In an article...
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Supreme Court Squeezes Patents: TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods & Impression Products v. Lexmark
In a pair of important decisions over the last week, the Supreme Court again changed the patent protection landscape (and again overruled the Federal Circuit). In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, the Supreme Court took on the issue...
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It’s Not Always Sunny in Philadelphia: CertainTeed v. BIPV
In CertainTeed v. BIPV, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has given us a good reminder that patents (or patent applications) and trade secrets don’t mix well, and also weighed in on the confounding question of...
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