Whether this is your first time enforcing your Canadian patent, or you’re a frequent flyer in the Canadian courts, it is important to cover your bases before firing off a claim.
The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and US Supreme Court have both issued important decisions this week on the scope of US patent law.
The Bill also appears to satisfy Canada's obligations under the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and will allow Canada to ratify ACTA.
The Trade-marks Act tells us that in determining whether trade-marks are confusing, the court should consider "all the surrounding circumstances".
This recommendation should have a positive impact not only to deter parties from typosquatting, but also to deter parties from providing landing websites or other related services to aid registrants in domain monetization schemes.
A long time manufacturer of ceremonial paddles has recently marketed to fraternities and sororities filed a petition for certiorari with the US Supreme Court seeking relief from an injunction barring him from using Greek organizations’ trademarks in his advertising.
A discussion on a recent case, where the pllaintiff, The Sliding Door Company, brought an action for patent infringement against KLS Doors, LLC alleging infringement of a patent for a sliding door system.
The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision today in Bowman v. Monsanto, holding the doctrine of patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds by replanting seeds after growing a first crop.
A discussion on what fan fiction authors need to know about copyright protection.
On May 10, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a highly anticipated, but in the end somewhat unfulfilling, en banc decision in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp., holding that claims for a computerized trading platform were ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
The Federal Circuit has recently issued a per curiam decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd., No. 2011-1301, affirming that the asserted method, computer-readable media, and system claims are not directed to eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has recently issued its "en banc" decision in "CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp.".
Defendant Universal Remote Control, Inc. filed a motion to stay a patent infringement action filed by Universal Electronics, Inc. pending an Inter Partes Review in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Like other traditional trial proceedings, a challenger in an IPR/PGR proceeding is required to bear the burden of showing unpatentability.
The goal in branding is to create a singular, distinctive identity for your business that has the capacity to become an internationally famous mark, so, go "wild" but proceed with caution.
By Memorandum Opinion entered in Depuy Synthes Products, LLC v.Globus Medical, Inc., C.A. No. 11-652-LPS (D.Del., May 7, 2013), The Honorable Leonard P. Stark construed thirty-six (36) disputed terms found in U.S. Patent Nos.7,846,207, 7,862,616, and 7,875,076 (collectively, the "patents-in-suit").