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USPTO Director Andrei Iancu Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Oversight of USPTO


On Wednesday, April 18th, Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) appeared at the Senate Judiciary...

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Court Finds Animals Do Not Have Legal Capacity to Hold a Copyright Claim


The Ninth Circuit wasn’t “monkeying around” when they handed out their decision in the famous monkey selfie copyright lawsuit.  The selfie saga...

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Waymo and Uber Settle Trade Secrets Dispute


One of the most contentious legal battles over self-driving car technology between Uber and Waymo has finally come to an end. We previously wrote...

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Can Embedding an Image in a Social Media Post be Copyright Infringement?


In 2016, Justin Goldman took a picture of New England Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady, walking with the president and manager of the Boston...

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Amazon Files Patent Application on Technology That Could Analyze Conversations


By now, everyone is familiar with Amazon Alexa and other voice command-based technologies.   These technologies typically require a user to address...

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LeBron James Accuses the University of Alabama of Copyright Infringement


Star of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, is not pleased with the University of Alabama’s latest endeavor. Recently, the University of...

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World IP Day


Today is World IP Day and this year’s theme is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.” The United States Patent and Trademark...

Supreme Court Rules AIA Reviews are Constitutional


Inter Partes Review On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two opinions pertaining to inter partes review (IPR); a relatively new mechanism...

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USPTO Director Iancu Wants to Change the Current Patent Dialogue


Andrei Iancu, director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Patent Policy Conference on...

CAFC Grants Stay to St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Sovereign Immunity Case


On Wednesday March 28, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) granted the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe a stay. The motion...

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BlackBerry Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement


Close to a decade ago BlackBerry was one of the most popular mobile phone providers. BlackBerrys were known for their signature rollerball, keyboard,...

STRONGER Patents Act Introduced in House


On March 22, 2018, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth...

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Guidance for Functional Language in Apparatus Claims to Avoid Indefiniteness


On October, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential opinion in Mastermine Software, Inc. v....

Tinder Swipes Left by Suing Bumble


Gone are the days of meeting people “the old-fashioned way.” Online dating has now become the preferred choice of many for meeting people. With...

Happy Birthday Einstein


Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Württemberg Germany.  In addition to his work related to general and special relativity,...

Yes, “March Madness” is a Registered Trademark


March is in full swing. While some may be hoping for spring and warmer weather, others will be hoping their favorite college basketball team will get...

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USPTO to Announce New Patent Design and 10 Millionth Patent at SXSW


At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, the USPTO will announce the issuance of the 10 millionth patent. To commemorate the...

Ford Seeks to Patent Autonomous Police Car that Can Ticket Drivers


Ford, one of the largest manufacturers of police fleet vehicles, is taking their work with law enforcement one step further. The car company made...

Use it or Lose it: The Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo


A few weeks ago, the Cleveland Indians announced that they would discontinue the use of their Chief Wahoo logo in response to mounting pressure from...

African American Innovators Throughout History


February is Black History Month and all of us at Suiter Swantz IP wanted to take this opportunity to take a look at some of the African American...