Scott Graham

Did McKool Smith Violate Prosecution Bar in High-Profile Patent Case?

Scott Graham

A ruling from U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco could threaten a new litigation campaign by McKool client Eolas Technologies against Amazon, Google and Wal-Mart.

Waymo Will Get Driverless Car Due Diligence Report, but Little Time to Use It

Scott Graham

An order Wednesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit could release evidence against Uber in a court battle that's speeding toward trial. An Uber spokesperson said that's not the case.

Monkey Authors Will Have to Wait Another Day for Copyrights

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PETA agreed to drop its fight to establish copyright ownership for Naruto, a crested macaque who it claims took the famous "monkey selfie."

In Win for Patent Owners, PTAB Clamps Down on Repeat Attacks

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will no longer tolerate multiple, serial petitions for inter partes review that target the same patent claims.

Qualcomm Slammed in Patent Brawl With Apple

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U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel refused to block Apple from suing Qualcomm overseas or to order the resumption of royalty payments while the litigation plays out.

In Federal Circuit Win, Knobbe Defends $91M Award for Stolen Biotech Trade Secrets

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Partner John Sganga Jr. argued the case for CardiAQ Valve Technologies Inc., which accused its one-time partner of secretly developing a competing heart valve design.

You Need a License, Thelonious Monk Estate Tells Brewery

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The estate of Thelonious Monk is suing a California craft brewery for using the legendary jazz musician's name and likeness on its Brother Thelonious trappist-style ale and associated merchandise.

Federal Circuit Wrestles With Vulgar Trademarks in 'Fuct' Case

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Less than three months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Lanham Act's ban on disparaging trademarks, the D.C.-based appellate court was asked to decide whether "Matal v. Tam" extends to marks that use dirty words or graphics.

Trump PTO Pick Gets Boost From IP Bar, Patent Lobbies

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But biotech and pharmaceutical groups are in wait-and-see mode on the expected nomination of Irell & Manella partner Andrei Iancu to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Irell's Andrei Iancu Is Trump's Choice for PTO Director

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Andrei Iancu, a heavy-hitting patent litigator and managing partner of Irell & Manella has been tapped to replace Michelle Lee as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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