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Non-final procedural actions taken by USPTO cannot be challenged
An applicant’s challenge to certain procedural steps taken by the USPTO with regard to two separate applications was dismissed because the agency’s actions were not final.
Customs ordered to let machinery redesigned to avoid infringement enter U.S.
The U.S. Court of International Trade had jurisdiction over an importer’s claims because U.S. Customs’ Exclusion Orders and denial of the importer’s protests of its products&rsquo...
Finding of no copyright infringement in life insurance quote dispute reversed and remanded
After an infringement plaintiff has demonstrated that he holds a valid copyright and that the defendant engaged in copying, the defendant bears the burden of proving that the elements he...
Nike fails to obtain judgment on pleadings on counterclaim against NBA star Leonard
The motion for judgment on the pleading as it applied to Leonard’s use of Nike’s "claw" logo was denied because a factual question existed as to whether Nike had at least...
Patent claims for innovative bicycle chainring not invalid as obvious
Cited prior art was missing a key feature of the patented invention, and that feature was what drove the chainring’s success in the market.