Jonathan H. Spadt Will Appear as Panelist on “SEP/FRAND Challenges: Unwired Planet: Implications and Strategies”

Philadelphia, PA | September 2020 – Jonathan H. Spadt, CEO & President of RatnerPrestia, will appear as a panelist on the 2020 Global Series Webcast, “SEP/FRAND Challenges: Unwired Planet: Implications and Strategies” on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Hosted by The Federal Circuit Bar Association, the panel will explore the impacts of the decision, […]

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Brett J. Rosen of RatnerPrestia Will Co-Present During the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court Virtual Meeting on “Practicing IP During COVID”

Philadelphia, PA | September 2020 – Brett J. Rosen of RatnerPrestia will co-present along with Mark Rachlin of GlaxoSmithKline and Professor Amy Landers of Drexel University on the topic of the “Practice of IP during COVID” on Thursday, September 17th at 6:00 PM.  One hour of Pennsylvania CLE will be offered for this virtual presentation […]

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Andrew J. Koopman of RatnerPrestia Will Co-Present the Topic “Intellectual Property Litigation – Strategies and Stories From Practice During the Pandemic” For the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association

Philadelphia, PA | September 2020 – Andrew J. Koopman will be a co-speaker on the topic of “Intellectual Property Litigation – Strategies and Stories From Practice During the Pandemic” on Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30 PM EST. Hosted by the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, this CLE credited virtual meeting will present on the obstacles […]

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UK Supreme Court Says English Courts May Enjoin Infringing Activity Upon Refusal of Alleged Infringer to Enter a Global License of an International SEP Portfolio (Short Summary)

Written by: Shayne D. Rasay & Jonathan H. Spadt Editor’s Note: This Summary addresses only 1 of 5 holdings in the case. For a thorough review of the complete decision, click here. The Court’s decision can be found here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2018-0214.html In Unwired Planet International Ltd. v. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. [2020] UKSC 37, the UK […]

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UK Supreme Court Affirms English Courts May Enjoin Infringing Activity Upon Refusal of Alleged Infringer to Enter a Global License of an International SEP Portfolio (Complete Summary)

Written by: Shayne D. Rasay & Jonathan H. Spadt Editor’s Note: Given the complexity of the procedural history and number of issues on appeal, this paper cites directly to the numbered paragraphs of the Court’s decision,  found here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2018-0214.html In Unwired Planet International Ltd. v. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. [2020] UKSC 37, the UK Supreme […]

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James Matthew Gould to Present at the American Conference Institute’s 18th Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents

Philadelphia, PA | August 2020 – RatnerPrestia’s James Matthew Gould will be speaking on “Recent Developments Regarding License Agreements and Compulsory Licensing in the Life Sciences” on August 6, 2020, at the American Conference Institute’s upcoming 18th Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents. His topic will focus on compulsory licensing of patents around the world […]

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Booking.com Decision Potentially Opens The Floodgates For Federal Trademark Registration of “[Generic Term].com” Domain Names

Written by: Rex A. Donnelly On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-1 opinion finding “Booking.com” is not generic for online hotel-reservation services, expressly declining to adopt a per se rule urged by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that would have essentially excluded registration of all “[generic term].com” marks. […]

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Supreme Court Makes Clear – Plaintiffs Do Not Need to Prove Willfulness Before Lost Profits Can Be Awarded for Trademark Infringement

Written by: Benjamin E. Leace In a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court held that a plaintiff is not required to prove a defendant willfully infringed a trademark as a prerequisite to a court awarding lost profits damages.  Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc., 590 U. S. ____ (2020). Romag is a trademark dispute involving Fossil […]

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USPTO Says AI Machine Can’t Be Named Inventor

Written by: Brett J. Rosen On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) announced that it denied an Applicant’s request to recognize an Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer program named “DABUS – Invention Generated by Artificial Intelligence” as an inventor on a pending U.S. patent application.  A copy of the decision can be […]

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Supreme Court Holds that the PTAB Has the First and Last Word In Determining Whether IPRs Are Time-Barred

Written by: Benjamin E. Leace The Supreme Court in a 7 -2 decision held that a decision by the PTAB on whether an inter partes review (IPR) is time-barred is NOT reviewable by the courts.  THRYV, INC. v. CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES, LP. 590 U.S. ____ (2020).  In other words, the PTAB’s decision to institute an IPR […]

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