Since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rarely allows patent amendments during America Invents Act reviews, some patent owners have proposed creating an “off-ramp” where amendments would be considered by patent examiners instead. Attorneys say many tricky questions must be answered before such a system could begin.
Trade dress suit concerned Barr's generic version of Shire's Adderall drug for attention-deficit disorder in children.
Adoption of E.U. directive delayed by political squabble.
124 others settle claims of illegal online music swapping; group vows to continue legal crusade.
Dispute concerns patents for Fosamax treatment of osteoporosis.
Ruling marks setback for consumer advocates that had wanted broader exemptions.
Both companies claim right to slogan "You Can Do It. We Can Help."
Research to "explore options for the future of copyright in a digital environment."
Government hopes passage of the bill will help get the country off the U.S. 301 list.
Compromise resolves lengthy row over candidates to replace Ingo Kober.
Commercial success of cultural exports contributes to rising piracy rate.
Controversial decision would block online piracy of digital TV broadcasts.
Complaint alleges that Affymetrix improperly transferred assets to third parties, including proprietary technology.
In an unusual move, internet standards group backs Microsoft in dispute over object embedding technology.
Dispute concerns optical fibers adapted for operation in "metro" systems.
FTC urges Congress to allow courts to find patents invalid based on preponderance of evidence.
Dispute concerns power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor products.
Copyright Office declines to give SCC a new exemption to circumvent Lexmark technology, but says the claim is covered by reverse-engineering exemption.
Decision marks first E.U.-wide order based on a Community Design right.
Nautilus claimed that the Crossbow infringes on two patents relating to its Bowflex exercise equipment line.
Judge cites probability that the appellate court might disagree with her earlier ruling.