patent law

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Definition

Refers to the abandonment of a patent or trademark application. An application is removed from the docket of pending applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when the applicant (either directly or through his attorney or agent)...

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In securities trading, when two parties agree to a trade there is often a time lapse between when the parties enter into the agreement and when the actual trade is performed. See CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp., 717 F.3d 1269, 1274 (Fed Cir. 2013)....

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Trident is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. ("Illinois"). Independent Ink, Inc. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

, 396 F.3d 1342, 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Illinois manufactures patented inkjet printheads, patented ink containers,...

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American scientists and artisans have the right to seek patents and licensing for their unique innovations. The United States Constitution grants Congress the exclusive authority “to promote the science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to...

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (“Akamai”), a content delivery network, owns a patent on a method for delivering web content. See Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 692 F.3d 1301, 1306 (Fed. Cir. 2012). The method, in short, is a system...

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Overview

A patent grants the patent holder the exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, importing, and selling the patented innovation for a limited period of time. The U.S. Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., was enacted by Congress...

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LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE), a Korean company, owns patents that relate to personal computers. See LG Electronics, Inc. v. Bizcom Electronics, Inc., 453 F.3d 1364, 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2006). Some LGE patents cover components such as microprocessors and...

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In this case, the United States Postal Service (“Postal Service”) has challenged the validity of Return Mail, Inc.’s (“Return Mail”) patent for processing undeliverable mail items. Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Serv., 868 F.3d 1350, 1353 (...

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In 2010 Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which enacted the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”). Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., 794 F.3d 1347, 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2015). Under the BPCIA, when a manufacturer...

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Trademark law protects a trademark owner's exclusive right to use a trademark when use of the mark by another would be likely to cause consumer confusion as to the source or origin of goods. Trademark law is a federal issue, and as such, the...