Category: Legal Updates

And down goes another Lanham Act clause…

By: Meghan Nugent The Federal Circuit just ruled that the “scandalous” clause of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional in view of the Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam. As a refresher, Matal v. Tam involved the Asian-American rock band The Slants, who filed an application for a trademark to register their band name, The [..]

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2016 Patent Cases Pending Before the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the following three patent lawsuits this term: Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee; Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc.; and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. Cuozzo v. Lee addresses two issues: Whether it is proper for the PTAB in an IPR proceeding to construe claims according to [..]

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