Standing is Required to Appeal PTAB Decisions

January 13, 2017

The Federal Circuit recently ruled in Phigenix Inc. v. ImmunoGen Inc. that a party involved in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) does not have standing to appeal the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to federal courts unless the party can show an injury […]

Kristian Blomquist

Supreme Court to Address Patent Venue in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods

December 20, 2016

On December 14, the Supreme Court granted Certiorari in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. 821 F.3d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2016), cert. granted, 2016 WL 4944616 (U.S. December 14, 2016) (No. 16-341). This grant indicates that the Supreme Court may soon interpret the scope of the statute governing venue for patent infringement […]

Danny R. Barber

Is Someone Using Your Trademark in a Foreign Country?

December 14, 2016

Have you carefully cultivated your brand and obtained trademark protection only to have someone steal your investment and start using your trademarks abroad?  If so, you may have the ability to bring a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court rather than attempting to navigate the laws and courts of a foreign country. The Lanham Act is […]

Tyson K. Hottinger