Recent IP News
Cannot Always Use "Common Sense" To Render a Patent Obvious
In Arendi v. Apple, the patent involved the coordination between a first computer program that displays a document and a second computer program that searches... Read more...
Do You Ever Feel That Something is Lacking in Patent Examiners?
The Office of Investigations for the US Department of Commerce recently published its report concerning the time and attendance of patent examiners. Read more...
Collecting and Monitoring Data Is Still Not Patentable
In Electric Power v. Alstom, the Federal Circuit described the patents as "performing real-time performance monitoring of an electric power grid by collecting data..." Read more...
Trader Joe's in the US Can Sue Pirate Joe's in Canada for Infringement
Pirate Joe's purchased Trader Joe's branded goods in the US, transported them to Canada, and then resold them. Read more...
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