Lawmakers Release Framework on Section 101 Patent Reform


On April 17, 2019, a bipartisan, bicameral framework for statutory reform of 35 U.S.C. § 101 was released by several members of the U.S. Congress....

World IP Day 2019: IP and Sports


Today, April 26th, 2019 marks the 19th annual World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Each year, IP offices, inventors, enterprises, and students are...

Supreme Court: Copyright Holders Must Obtain a Certification of Registration Before Initiating an Infringement Suit


A lesson in statutory textualism was given by the Supreme Court earlier this month in deciding Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v....

Cybersquatting on the Rise


As of 2018, 339.8 million domain names have been registered worldwide.[1] Of those 339.8 million domain names, 3,452 were involved in UDRP (Uniform...

USPTO Releases 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance


Last week the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released revised guidance on patent subject matter eligibility (35 U.S.C. § 101). ...

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Chief Judge David Ruschke Has Accepted a New Position


The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Chief Judge David Ruschke Has Accepted a New Position Andrei Iancu[1], Director of the United States Patent and...

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Honey Badger Creator Does Care…About His Trademarks


“Ew! What’s that in its mouth? Oh, it’s got a cobra? Oh, it runs backwards? Now watch this. Look, a snake’s up in the tree. Honey Badger...

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Supreme Court to Hear Circuit Split on Registration Requirement for Instituting Copyright Lawsuit


While copyright lawsuits are common, some feel the steps needed to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit could use a little more clarification. The...

Copyright Dispute over Marilyn Monroe’s “Last Sitting” Goes to Trial


Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic figures in the 1950s. She was a model, actress, singer, and has been photographed by famous photographers...

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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...

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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...