Intellectual Property

IP Law Daily
  • February 17, 2017

    Two Evolutionary Intelligence data-processing patents that disclosed a "System and Method for Creating and Manipulating Information Containers with Dynamic Registers" were invalid because the patents claimed patent-ineligible subject matter, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided. The district court’s grant of the defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings and dismissal of the infringement claims was...

  • February 16, 2017

    The federal district court in Milwaukee did not err in preliminarily enjoining The Toro Company and Exmark Manufacturing Co., Inc., from manufacturing and selling riding lawn mowers that likely infringe a patented platform suspension system developed by competitor Scag Power Equipment, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The record supported the finding that the accused...

  • February 15, 2017

    Personal jurisdiction over German non-practicing entity Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG was proper in California, and a federal district court in San Jose should not have dismissed an action brought against Papst by Xilinx, Inc., seeking a declaratory judgment of noninfringement of two Papst patents related to electronics memory tests, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

  • February 13, 2017

    A federal district court’s determination that Iowa State University officials violated the First Amendment rights of two students by refusing to approve use of the university’s trademarks on t-shirts incorporating a marijuana leaf design has been affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis. The students—who were president and vice president of the ISU chapter of the National...

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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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