Inventorship in the AI Era and CAFC Advocacy

Inventorship Determinations in the Era of AI-Assisted Inventions The evolution of artificial intelligence from traditional predictive algorithms to modern generative AI poses unique challenges to our understanding of inventorship. Unlike its predecessors, generative AI can create novel, original content by identifying patterns in data—a process strikingly similar to human invention. A pivotal moment in patent [...]

By |2024-05-13T09:41:23-07:00May 13th, 2024|Federal Circuit, Patent|0 Comments

Let’s go Back in Time for the Delorean Trademark and Crime-Fraud Exception’s Relationship with Inequitable Conduct Allegations

Let's go Back in Time The Delorean broke into the collective consciousness of America in 1985 with the motion picture Back to the Future. The story of the original Delorean Motor Company is literally the stuff of insane documentaries. From high-flying ex-GM car designer to cocaine trafficking to fund continued operations of John Delorean's assembly [...]

The AI Patent Saga: Stephen Thaler, DABUS, and the USPTO

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is not just transforming technology but also influencing legal jurisprudence around the globe. A seminal case in this realm involves Stephen Thaler and his AI, Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience ("DABUS"). While Thaler has attempted to patent DABUS in numerous patent offices in different countries, namely in the U.S., [...]

By |2024-04-29T10:26:45-07:00April 26th, 2024|Supreme Court, patentability, Patent|0 Comments

Recent Developments at the European Patent Office and an Update on Design and Trademark Protection in the United Kingdom

Recent Developments at the European Patent Office and an Update on Design and Trademark Protection in the United Kingdom Please join us Monday, April 22, 2024 at noon where we welcome guest speaker John Kensett from the Dolleymores firm in the United Kingdom.  John will lead a presentation addressing recent developments at the European Patent [...]

By |2024-04-19T18:06:36-07:00April 19th, 2024|United Kingdom, EPO, Guest Speaker, Trademark, Patent|0 Comments

Rule 68 & Copyright Law

Please join us Monday, April 15, 2024 at noon where we will discuss Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 (Rule 68) and the "open question" of whether post-offer attorney’s fees are part of the recoverable "costs" for a defendant, in particular, in copyright cases. I think defendants should be able to use the Rule 68 [...]

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews Please join us Monday, April 01, 2024 at noon where we will discuss two recent Federal Circuit cases Inline Plastics Corp. v. Lacerta Group, LLC, No. 22-1954 (Fed. Cir. 2024) involving patent infringement of Inline Plastics' tamper resistant container patents, and Savvy Dog Systems, LLC v. Pennsylvania Coin, LLC, No. [...]

By |2024-04-01T09:02:10-07:00March 29th, 2024|Patent, Litigation|0 Comments

Websites, Batteries, and Browserwraps

Websites, Batteries, and Browserwraps Please join us Monday, March 25, 2024 at noon where we will discuss two recent Federal Circuit cases Chewy, Inc. v. IBM , No. 22-1756 (Fed. Cir. 2024) involving a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of IBM patents, and Maxell, Ltd. v. Amperex Technology Limited , No. 23-1194 (Fed. Cir. 2024) dealing [...]

By |2024-03-25T09:23:59-07:00March 20th, 2024|Patent, Litigation|0 Comments
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