Supreme Court Strikes Down "Disparagement Clause" of Federal Trademark Law
June 19, 2017. A 2017 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has found it unconstitutional for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to decline to register a trademark simply because it might be disparaging or offensive.
Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Social Media
June 19, 2017. U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down North Carolina law that prohibited convicted sex offenders from using the Internet to access social networking websites.
Supreme Court Says Patent Exhaustion Possible Regardless of Where Product Sold
May 30, 2017. U.S. Supreme Court limits the ability of patent owners to collect revenue from a patented product after its initial sale.
Supreme Court Limits Damages Apple Can Claim From Profits of Samsung Phone Sales After Infringement of Smartphone Appearance
December 6, 2016. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted a damages provision of the Patent Act to lower the amount owed to Apple by Samsung.
Supreme Court Okays USPTO's "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" (BRI) Standard for Patent Interpretation
June 20, 2016. U.S. Supreme Court holds that U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has final say on whether to start an inter partes proceeding.
Supreme Court Loosens Standards for Awarding Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement Damages
June 13, 2016. In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court has given trial judges more discretion over awarding enhanced damages in patent cases.
2015 Patent Updates
May 26, 2015. Here are some important patent updates.
2015 Copyright Update
May 26, 2015. Here are some important copyright cases and administrative activity for 2015.
2015 Trademark Updates
May 26, 2015. Here are some important trademark cases and administrative activity for 2015.