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TOP STORY—N.D. Ill.: Recipe for a lawsuit: copyright infringement claim against a culinary school can go to trial

November 29, 2021 | By Matthew Hersh, J.D.

But the jury will be free to decide that the school was a co-owner of the works and that it had a license to use them. A writer’s claim that a Chicago-based culinary school infringed her contributions to a teaching website can go to trial, the federa...

TOP STORY—N.D. Ill.: Recipe for a lawsuit: copyright infringement claim against a culinary school can go to trial

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TOP STORY—N.D. Cal.: Apple’s challenge to the NHK-Fintiv doctrine can’t be heard in federal court

November 19, 2021 | By Matthew Hersh, J.D.

The technology company lacked standing to pursue its claim that the PTO’s rules for inter partes review unlawfully deferred to pending court cases A set of rules developed by the Patent Office to determine when the validity of existing patents would ...

TOP STORY—N.D. Cal.: Apple’s challenge to the NHK-Fintiv doctrine can’t be heard in federal court

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TOP STORY—D. Md.: ‘Cat people’: Breeders of a wolf-like feline entitled to trial on their copyright infringement claims

November 18, 2021 | By Matthew Hersh, J.D.

The lawsuit against the Sinclair Broadcasting Group survived motions for summary judgment on a wide range of grounds. A lawsuit alleging that a nationwide syndicate of television stations unlawfully posted images of a specialty breed of cats to its n...

TOP STORY—D. Md.: ‘Cat people’: Breeders of a wolf-like feline entitled to trial on their copyright infringement claims

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TOP STORY: Art of decluttering: PTO issues final rule allowing third-party challenges to existing trademark registrations

November 17, 2021 | By Matthew Hersh, J.D.

The new regulations clear the way for the landmark Trademark Modernization Act to come into effect. A longstanding effort to streamline the federal trademark registry was given a major push today when the Patent and Trademark Office issued its final ...

TOP STORY: Art of decluttering: PTO issues final rule allowing third-party challenges to existing trademark registrations

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TOP STORY—Fed. Cir.: Generic manufacturer did not infringe Horizon Medicines’ DEUXIS drug patents

November 16, 2021 | By George Basharis, J.D.

The district court properly found that that asserted claims of one patent were invalid as obvious, and generic manufacturer’s infringement of a related patent was moot. Horizon Medicines LLC’s infringement claims against generic drug manufacturer Alk...

TOP STORY—Fed. Cir.: Generic manufacturer did not infringe Horizon Medicines’ DEUXIS drug patents