• Denied Certiorari on Section 101.

    In its first action for the October 2017 term, the Supreme Court has (inter alia) denied Certiorari in three pending Patent Cases: 16-1288 SYNOPSYS, INC. V. MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION 16-1442 ARUNACHALAM V. SAP AMERICA, INC. 16-1427 OLEKSY V. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. Of these, only Synposis was truly interesting.  That case asked for a review of the […]

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  • Interview With New Korean IP Commissioner Sung Yunmo

    Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) Commissioner Sung Yunmo took office a couple of months ago and is attending the annual World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly this week. In that context, he sat down with Intellectual Property Watch, and in a Q&A mutually prepared Q&A, he described some of the policies and plans for his term of office, collaboration with WIPO, international partnerships, a proposed WIPO office in Korea, and regional efforts toward global harmonisation.

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  • 2nd Circuit upholds most of district court judgment in trademark case brought by Swiss army knife maker Victorinox

    On Tuesday, September 19th, Victorinox AG, the manufacturer of the well-known Swiss army knife, saw a successful outcome of an appeal decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, which affirmed in part a judgment in a trademark case filed in the Southern District of New York. The 2nd Circuit’s decision upholds a $1.75 million judgment entered in district court against Dallas, TX-based e-commerce company B&F System over the sale of red-handled, multi-functional pocket knives…

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  • Don Arney’s Bambi Bucket, a major contribution to aerial firefighting tech from the 1980s

    Helicopters and other aircraft are often used to combat fires which cannot be controlled by personnel on the ground and the practice is a fairly expensive one. Various online sources cite to a 2003 statement from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management that those agencies own, contract or lease 1,000 aircraft for […]

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  • Conference & CLE Calendar

    October 2-3, 2017 – Paragraph IV Disputes master symposium*** (American Conference Institute) – Chicago, IL October 4, 2017 – “Patent Eligibility of Software Innovations in a Post-Alice Environment” (Technology Transfer Tactics) – 1:00 to 2:30 pm (East…

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