Intellectual Property

IP Law Daily
  • January 17, 2017

    A federal district court erred in granting summary judgment of non-infringement for two Wi-LAN wireless patents and summary judgment of invalidity for one Wi-LAN wireless patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled. Because genuine disputes of material fact remained, both rulings were vacated and the case was remanded for further proceedings. Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley...

  • January 13, 2017

    The federal district court in Detroit properly determined that the phrase "Welcome to the D" on banners and signs hung in and around the city of Detroit in 2012 to promote the World Series and in 2015 to advertise the Volleyball Open National Championships did not infringe musician Mark Kassa’s registered "Welcome to the D" marks, the U.S. Court of...

  • January 12, 2017

    Generic versions of a chemotherapy drug (with accompanying product literature) would infringe methods of treatment claimed by a patent held by Eli Lilly & Co. and commercially embodied in Lilly’s brand-name drug ALIMTA®, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held. Although no single actor performed all steps of the asserted claims because the actions of both...

  • January 09, 2017

    Automobile maker Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., and auto parts company ZF Sachs AG did not infringe patents related to vehicular tilt control apparatuses, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled. The appellate court affirmed the district court’s claim constructions and its decision that two of the patent claims were invalid as indefinite ( Cloud Farm...

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Mr. Kiklis is a patent attorney with 20 years of experience in all areas of patent law. He has procured numerous patents, litigated patents, and challenged patents in various proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Boston University, respectively. Mr. Kiklis received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.

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