Intellectual Property

2022 Licensing Update: Trademark Licensing

AUTHORS  Brett Heavner , Yinfei Wu and Jessica L. Hannah Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Finnegan attorneys Brett Heavner, Yinfei Wu, and Jessica Hannah authored chapter 2 of the Trademark Licensing Update. The chapter takes a critical look at issues that affect the use and maintenance of trademarks in a licensing context. Section 2.02 provides the reader with guidance …

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AbbVie’s Humira Patent Settlement Not A Violation Of Sherman Antitrust Act, Seventh Circuit Affirms

AUTHOR Jonathan Rubin MoginRubin Case offers lessons on the importance of facts that adequately allege the critical elements of a monopolization claim. AbbVie Inc., which owns the patent on the global blockbuster drug, Humira, has again defeated a pair of claims by welfare-health plans that the company violated Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman …

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D. Mass. Patent Litigation Update: June 2022

04 August 2022  Cory C. Bell , Matthew C. Berntsen , Brady Nash and Sarah Newbury Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP This is part of a series of articles discussing recent orders of interest issued in patent cases by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In Attabotics, Inc. v. URBX, Inc., No. 1:21-cv-11051, Judge Burroughs granted-in-part …

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Finguerra-DuCharme On The Evolving World Of IP Rights In The Metaverse

AUTHOR Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme Pryor Cashman LLP Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Co-Chair of Pryor Cashman’s Trademark Group, and Pryor Cashman summer associate Abla Belhachmi, co-authored an article about the increasing move of iconic brands like Nike and Gucci to use the metaverse as a platform to promote and sell products. This has prompted both litigation and preemptive steps …

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Protecting Intellectual Property Throughout The Manufacturing Process

 AUTHORS Andrea L. Arndt and Mark Adamaszek Dickinson Wright PLLC Many companies, including U.S. companies, find manufacturing abroad attractive because of its affordable costs, capacity, and distribution networks. Typically discussions or negotiations with a foreign manufacturer will concern the type of product to be produced, which often involves providing the manufacturer with sufficient detail to enable the …

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Federal Circuit Upholds $13.6 Million Jury Verdict Of Willful Infringement After Affirming The District Court’s Correction Of Claims

AUTHORS  Soniya Shah , Ji-Hye (Christina) Yang , Melanie Magdun , Yuchen Han , Stacy Lewis and Thomas Irving Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Holding: In Pavo Solutions LLC v. Kingston Technology Co., No. 21-1834 (Fed. Cir. June 3, 2022), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) affirmed a jury verdict in the Central District of California awarding $7.5 million in …

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The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act Of 2022. What You Need To Know.

AUTHOR  Kari L. Barnes Fox Rothschild LLP A new bill currently pending in the U.S. Senate could have significant implications on what can and can’t be patented in the United States. The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022, introduced Aug. 2 by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), addresses patent subject matter eligibility by rewriting 35 USC § …

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GM Files To Trademark Cadillac Celestiq Design Themes

GM has filed to trademark four separate trademarks for the Cadillac Celestiq that are expected to be used for the upcoming battery-electric luxury sedan’s various available design themes. GM Authority located GM trademark filings for Cadillac Celestiq Aurora, as well as Celestiq Magnetic, Celestiq Mist and Celestiq Aura. All four of these trademark applications were filed on August 5th, 2022, …

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University Of Texas Victorious In Trademark Opposition

AUTHOR  James R. Hastings Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. The Hook ’em Horns of the University of Texas earned a big win in a recent trademark opposition proceeding. This is an interesting sports trademark case. The case, the Board of Regents of the University of Texas v. Kendall A. Beaver, was brought by UT against the …

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Four Costly Trademark Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them

Since Halloween candy is already in stores (why…?), we‘re here to tell you some trademark tales that are sure to make you shiver – if you care about your pocketbook, that is.  We’ve encountered these spooky situations – with worldwide implications — when we’ve been brought in to clean up.  (Who you gonna call? Faegre …

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