Intellectual Property Law News and Insights

Collateral Estoppel Applied By District Court Following IPR On Similar Patents

Published: Feb 05, 2020
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In Think Prod., Inc. v. ACCO Brands Corp., No. 18-CV-07506, 2019 WL 6609427, at *1 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 5, 2019), the District Court addressed whether the plaintiff patent ower was collaterally estopped from arguing validity in view of PTAB rulings, affirmed by the Federal Circuit, that invalidated two of the plaintiff's...

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File When Ready! Criteria For Determining If An Invention Should Be Patented

Published: Feb 05, 2020
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It may come as a surprise that even patent attorneys don't believe every invention should be patented. The time, effort, and expense of preparing and filing a patent application should be reserved for those inventions that are likely to provide an advantage. The following list of criteria can be used...

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The United States-China Trade Deal: Key Provisions for Intellectual Property Owners

Published: Jan 31, 2020
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On January 15, 2020, the United States and China entered into the Economic and Trade Agreement Between The Government Of The United States Of America And The Government Of The People's Republic Of China. This landmark agreement is the first phase of a major trade deal and seeks to remedy...

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