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Update on Prior Art, Obviousness and the America Invents Act in 2013
In the patent world, evaluating prior art and obviousness can be a tricky business. At PLI's Prior Art, Obviousness, and the AIA in 2013, sift through the complexities and get up to speed on the latest developments as they relate to the statute or decisions coming out of the Patent Office and the Federal Circuit. In New York City on June 3 and in San Francisco and via Live Webcast on...
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:42
Joe Berenato appointed Special Master to oversee Pharma case
Berenato & White, LLC attorney Joseph W. Berenato, III has been appointed Special Master pursuant to Rule 53 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Shire Development LLC, et al v. Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corp., et al, Case No. 1:12-cv-0904-AT, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
As Special Master, Mr. Berenato is tasked with resolving pretrial discovery disputes, conducting a ...
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 15:11
Will Washington Have A New Football Team?
Since 1933, Washington DC football fans have “hailed” their beloved team, the Redskins. Since 1967 the team’s name has been protected under federal trademark laws. So why are there current discussions that the team may have to change its name?
For about 21 years, a group of Native Americans have argued that the term “redskins” is disparaging. First filing suit in 1992, the group experienced a small victory when, in...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 09:56
John M. White of Berenato & White, LLC to Chair PLI Seminar
Patent reform has arrived. What will be its impact on those touchstones of patentability - prior art and obviousness?
Find out at the upcoming Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Seminar, Prior Art, Obviousness, and the America Invents Act in 2013. Chaired by Berenato & White attorney John M. White, the seminar will be held this summer in two locations:...
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 09:36
When the Trademark Office evaluates whether there is a likelihood of source confusion between two or more marks, there are often times when you need to think outside the box and look beyond the obvious differences in the marks and the identified goods and services. Sometimes the most valuable evidence against confusion lies in identifying the actual consumers who purchase the goods or services.
Take, for instance,...
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:25
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