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USPTO To Require U.S. Licensed Attorney for Trademarks
July 02, 2019
Post by Mohrhauser, Luke T.

Post By Luke T. Mohrhauser On July 2, 2019, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) released a rule related to foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. The rule, which takes effect on August 3, 2019, states that all foreign-domiciled parties must be represented at the USPTO by an attorney who is licensed to prac....... Read More


Federal Circuit Sets Limits on Precise Values Included in Claims
June 04, 2019
Post by Mohrhauser, Luke T.

Post By Luke T. Mohrhauser The Federal Circuit recently reversed a decision of the United States District Court for the Easter District, overturning an award of damages and decision of infringement in a case between rival boat makers, Brunswick Corp. and Cobalt Boats. In doing so, the Court decided that the claims included precise values without any qualifying terms, and thus, the language should be constr....... Read More


Questions Remain for Venue Considerations Post TC Heartland
January 18, 2019
Post by Mohrhauser, Luke T.

Post By Luke T. Mohrhauser A recent decision in a patent infringement case involving John Deere suing both AGCO Corporation and its subsidiary, Precision Planting LLC, in the District of Delaware illustrates that not all answers from the Supreme Court's 2017 decision of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC are clear. The TC Heartland decision included, in part, that "A patent infringement case "....... Read More


Design Patents and Indefiniteness
August 20, 2018
Post by Mohrhauser, Luke T.

Post By Luke T. Mohrhauser             In a recent decision, the Federal Circuit addressed indefiniteness and enablement issues under 35 U.S.C. § 112 as they apply to design patent applications. In In re: Ron Maatita, the court held that two-dimensional drawings in design patents can meet the definiteness and enablement requirements under § 112, and th....... Read More


Patent Rights are NOT Monopoly Rights
June 25, 2018
Post by Mohrhauser, Luke T.

Post By Luke T. Mohrhauser There has been a long believed and conveyed statement that patent rights provide a "legal monopoly". While this may be a simple way to explain the rights held by one issued patent, this is simply not true. Monopolies, at their core, attempt to control a market or an aspect of a market. Patents provide protection and can offer incentives for inventors to disclose their inventions ....... Read More


Patent Applications - What Happens After They Are Filed?
June 09, 2017
Post by Mohrhauser, Luke T.

You have worked with an MVS attorney to get your invention covered by a patent application, and the application has been filed. Great! Have you ever wondered what happens to the application at the US Patent Office? Part of it depends on if you have filed a provisional application or a utility application. If you filed a provisional application, the application gets assigned a serial number and filing date,....... Read More


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