Intellectual Property

IP Law Daily
  • April 24, 2017

    A Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision finding invalid two independent claims of a patent for a method of designing the layout of an integrated circuit was not supported by substantial evidence, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held. Prior art references cited by the Board did not teach or suggest the patented methods for "flattening"...

  • April 20, 2017

    The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) today issued a Final Rule to amend Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations to permit the electronic filing of documents. The  Final Rule  amends and augments the procedural regulations governing the filing and delivery of documents. On November 23, 2016, the Copyright Royalty Judges published a  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  in the Federal...

  • April 19, 2017

    All 81 claims of various patents asserted by inventorship and patent licensing company West View Research, LLC ("WVR") in an infringement suit against automobile manufacturers were ineligible for patent protection under 35 U.S.C. §101 because they were directed to an abstract idea and lacked an inventive concept, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held. The claims...

  • April 18, 2017

    The U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has vacated and remanded a district court’s order holding a distributor of specialty building products liable for approximately $4.05 million in actual damages for infringing trademarks owned by owned by a manufacturer of reflective insulation. The district court abused its discretion in applying an arbitrary reduction to a gross revenue figure in calculating...

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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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