Category: Intellectual Property

Not So Fast

MotionPoint Corporation v. TransPerfect Global, Inc., CBM2014-00060, Paper 27 (November 26, 2014) the Board denied petitioner’s motion to expedite the proceedings……By: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC Related Articles: Rhode Island Regulator to Seek Legislation Imposing Licensing for Mortgage Loan Servicers…

Copyright Notice on Prior Art Establishes Priority Date in IPR

The PTAB weighed in on whether a copyright notice can be sufficient to demonstrate the priority date of a printed publication in FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Leak Surveys, Inc., IPR2014-00411, -434, -608, and -609. In Flir, Petitioner relied in the…By:…

Pro Bono Patent Help for Inventors

Pro Bono Patent Help for Inventors Pro Bono Patent Help for Inventors in California by Kelly Rayburn Securing a patent is challenging, and many lawyers and inventors say the cost of hiring an attorney is the most significant barrier. Big…

Functional Claim Language – “Adapted To” and “Configured To” – Having Narrow Interpretations

Patent claim drafting is a challenging exercise that requires balancing potential infringement of the claim against the prior art. A patent practitioner may easily draft a claim of very narrow scope, but if such claim has a low likelihood of…

Court Won’t Reconsider Prior Ruling in NCAA Class Action

On May 12, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) lost its motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration of a prior ruling, which barred the NCAA from arguing at trial that not paying student-athletes for their likenesses…By:…