What is the status of the CRISPR patent dispute?
In February, this blog reported that the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) ruled... Read More
What is a trademark opposition proceeding?
Nike Inc. is opposing a trademark registration by New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski. In April 2016,... Read More
In the contemporary marketplace, innovation is essential for a business to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For this reason, companies are... Read More
Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP is proud... Read More
On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laches, an equitable doctrine that bars lawsuits after unreasonable delays, cannot be used... Read More
Under what conditions can a scent be trademarked?
Last month, toymaker Hasbro, Inc. filed an application to trademark the scent of PLAY-DOH. Under the... Read More
In December 2016, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group Brands, a case that... Read More
Originally published in the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s December 2016- January 2017 edition of The Report. https://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/TheReport.asp
By William Valet*
Claim construction... Read More
What are the potential applications of gene-editing technology?
In December 2016, this blog reported on an interference proceeding before the Patent Trial and... Read More
In January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc. over its practices for licensing cellular patents to smartphone makers.... Read More