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OxyContin Manufacturer Granted Patent for Addiction Treatment


Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the addictive opioid OxyContin®, was recently granted a patent for a treatment option to those who are addicted to...

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Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!


Constitution Day, September 17th. This day commemorates the signing of one of the most important and influential documents in American history, the...

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NCAA Football, the College Football Playoff, and…Patents?


The debate had been played out by hundreds of people, across thousands of bars and homes, a million times over: should the college football...

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Kickoff the Football Season with Football Patents


It’s that time of year again! The long-awaited football season is upon us. Teams get ready to storm the field, while fans get ready to storm the...

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A Brief History of Beer and Patents


The brewing of beer has been recorded for over 7,000 years. Originally a by-product of an agrarian culture, the brewing of beer evolved into a...

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Federal Circuit Ruling in Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a decision in a patent infringement suit against Apple (Zeroclick, LLC v....

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Supreme Court to Hear On-Sale Bar Case


The Supreme Court of the United States granted a petition for writ of certiorari in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. This will...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Trademarks


Sturgis, South Dakota is home to the world’s largest motorcycle rally. Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally started in 1938 with only nine participants and it...

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Patents, The Hatch-Waxman Act, and Pharmaceutical Companies


The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, was enacted to balance incentives for both pharmaceutical...

Uber

New Technology Tells Uber if You’re Drunk


Uber has changed the way people get to and from places, especially those that may have had one cocktail too many. In March of 2018, it was reported...

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South Dakota Innovation


Although many associate outdoor wonders such as Mount Rushmore, the Blackhills, and the Badlands with South Dakota, the state also has a rich history...

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Play-Doh is Granted Trademark on Signature Scent


There are not too many people in the world that don’t have some sort of memory of playing with PLAY-DOH® when they were a child. Tearing the lid...

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The 10 Millionth Patent Issued


The 10 millionth patent has issued! In addition to this milestone, this patent will also be the first issued patent with the newly released patent...

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The CAFC Finds the Term “Substantially Filled” is Not Indefinite in Tinnus v. Telebrands


On May 30, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) entered a decision in Tinnus Enterprises v. Telebrands Corporation...

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Nike Sues Puma for Patent Infringement


Nike, the Oregon based sportswear company, is the largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Nike was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon...

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Issuance of the 10 Millionth Patent Nears


It has been over 225 years since the first patent was issued. Samuel Hopkins was granted the first patent in the United States on July 31, 1790, for...

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Berkheimer v. HP Inc.


On February 8, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued a decision, which addressed issues related to patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. See...

Dr. Dre

Rap Icon Dr. Dre Loses Trademark Battle Against Dr. Drai, OB/GYN


Dr. Dre, the rapper, producer, creator of Beats headphones, and discoverer of famous rap artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent, was recently...

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May 25, 2018, The Release of Solo: A Star Wars Story


Today, May 25, 2018, is the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo: A Star Wars Story is an installment of the Star Wars franchise which kicked off...

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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...