Adidas AG recently tried to invalidate two of Nike, Inc.’s patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 7,814,598 and 8,266,749, both of which share a specification and are directed to methods of manufacturing an article of footwear with a textile upper. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s […]
Donika Pentcheva's Research was Cited by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Donika Pentcheva’s research was cited by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in Realtime Adaptive Streaming, L.L.C. v. Netflix, Inc., Civil Action No. 17-1692-CFC-SRF (D. Del. Dec. 12, 2018).
A patent application must be filed in accordance with the United States patent laws. One of the most critical requirements of our patent laws is that a patent application must be filed promptly. As of March 16, 2013, patents will be awarded to the first inventor to file a patent application for a particular invention. […]
The European Patent Office has refused two European patent applications in which a machine is designated as an inventor. Both patent applications indicate “DABUS” as inventor, which is described as “a type of connectionist artificial intelligence.” The applicant stated that they acquired the right to the European patent from the inventor by being its successor […]
Franchising is governed by trademark law which is enacted in the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. This law requires that franchisors police the use of their intellectual property licensed to third parties so that the brand is consistent and uniform to consumers. While trademark law requires franchisors and franchisees to enact controls to […]
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Enacts a New Rule Mandating Electronic Filing for Trademark Submissions
Subject to limited exceptions, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is enacting a new rule that mandates electronic filing for trademark submissions. In particular, trademark applicants and registrants will be required to: File their trademark applications and documents concerning trademark applications and registrations online using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Electronic Application System; […]