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Nuisance Patent Suits Could Decline After TC HeartlandLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (May 23, 2017, 8:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to place limits on where patent lawsuits can be filed could make life difficult for some so-called patent trolls, experts said, potentially cutting down the number of …
Brand Battles: Virgin Burns Cooking Channel's 'Extra Virgin'Law360 (subscription)Law360, New York (May 19, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Virgin Group gets heated over Cooking Channel's "Extra Virgin" television show, Adidas starts more fights over the ...and more »
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Maintaining Effective Patent Portfolios in the Biodiesel IndustryBiodiesel MagazineFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Banner & Witcoff attorney Benjamin C. Spehlmann provides his legal perspective on the complex but important topic of patent protection in the area of biodiesel technology. By Benjamin C …and more »
Converse Says Chuck Taylor Ruling Set 'Dangerous' PrecedentLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (February 1, 2017, 9:01 PM EST) -- Converse Inc. on Wednesday kicked off a hotly anticipated challenge to a ruling that the shoemaker couldn't use trademark law to stop rivals from mimicking the design of the Chuck Taylor sneaker, ...
Staff Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2017: Rates by AMLAW Group, Individual Firm, Practice Area & CityGlobeNewswire (press release)Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Balch & Bingham LLP - Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel, LLP - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Bricker & Eckler LLP - Brown Rudnick LLPand more »
The Supreme Court Set to Hear Arguments in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc. Relating to the ...Lexology (registration)In March 2017, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a key case regarding the scope of the “patent exhaustion doctrine,” as it relates to: (1) sales of a patented item subject to restrictions on post-sale use and (2) authorized sales of a …
IP Owners Group Backs Lexmark In Patent Exhaustion RowLaw360 (subscription)Lexmark is represented by Constantine L. Trela, Robert N. Hochman, Benjamin J. Beaton and Joshua J. Fougere of Sidley Austin LLP, Timothy C. Meece, V. Bryan Medlock Jr., Jason S. Shull and Audra C. Eidem Heinze of Banner & Witcoff Ltd., Steven B. Loy ...
Personal Jurisdiction Takeaways From Fed. Circ. In XilinxLaw360 (subscription)In Xilinx Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmBH & Co., decided on Feb. 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that California's long-arm statute conferred personal jurisdiction over a patent licensing firm that sent cease-and-desist letters to a California company …
Yeti Settles Trade Dress Suits Over Look-Alike CoolersLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (February 3, 2017, 8:02 PM EST) -- High-end cooler maker Yeti Coolers LLC has reached a settlement to drop a handful of lawsuits accusing rival company RTIC Coolers LLC of infringing its trade dress by selling look-alike coolers, ...
Fed. Circ. Says Its 1-Line Order Bars Later Patent SuitLaw360 (subscription)“This is a clear win for Airlite," said Louis DiSanto of Banner & Witcoff Ltd., an attorney for the company. "We are pleased that the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court to properly stop the patent holder from advancing its repetitive …and more »
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