Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) rights are the legally recognized exclusive rights to creations of the mind. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.
Posts about Intellectual Property
  • J. Crew Wins Summary Affirmance In Patent Dispute With Intellectual Ventures

    … motion to dismiss Intellectual Ventures’ claims under the two patents on the ground that they attempted to claim abstract ideas, which is prohibited under the Supreme Court opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank. On appeal, the Federal Circuit agreed, affirming Judge Gilstrap’s judgment in favor of J. Crew, which was also represented in the litigation by Peter J. Brann and Stacy O. Stitham. The post J. Crew Wins Summary Affirmance In Patent Dispute With Intellectual Ventures appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

    … and successful role in ensuring patent quality. The USGMC, represented by Peter Brann, David Swetnam–Burland, and Stacy Stitham, represents a heavily patented industry, which relies on the Patent Office to monitor the validity of the patents it issues. The brief argues that the inter partes review proceedings have been particularly effective and efficient…

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  • U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

    … On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, arguing that the inter partes review proceedings through which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancels invalid patents plays a vital…

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  • Peter Brann Again To Offer Course At Harvard Law School

    …. Brann, who served as Maine’s State Solicitor before joining Brann & Isaacson, has a litigation practice that focuses on intellectual property and corporate litigation, but includes the representation of companies and individuals in dealing with state attorneys general and state and federal government agencies. The post Peter Brann Again To Offer Course At Harvard Law School appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Oil States Versus The Administrative State

    … The Supreme Court has now heard from the petitioner in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. At issue is not only the fate of inter partes review of patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, but possibly the ability of administrative agencies to review and retract their own erroneous decisions. The question…

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  • B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case

    … a dismissal without prejudice of the federal lawsuit on the grounds that the pending constitutional challenge to the PTO process in the Oil States case in the Supreme Court might revive its patent. The Court agreed with Microsoft, however, that regardless of the possible outcome in the Supreme Court, the dismissal should be with prejudice. The post B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Brann & Isaacson attorneys selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

    … Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W…

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  • Texas Welcomes TC Heartland

    … What does the Supreme Court opinion in TC Heartland mean for the business of patent litigation in Texas—particularly the Eastern District of Texas? On first read, TC Heartland seemed to herald the end of the kind of forum–shopping that enabled the Eastern District of Texas to land 40% of all newly filed patent cases. The courts have now begun…

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  • Supreme Court’s Federal Circuit Reversal Streak Continues

    … way to calculate damages in cases involving multicomponent products (Samsung v. Apple); Reversed the Federal Circuit on whether the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention can give rise to liability under a provision that prohibits supplying all or a substantial portion of a patented invention for combination overseas (Life…

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  • Brann & Isaacson A Leading Support Of Campaign For Justice

    … Brann & Isaacson is proud to be a strong supporter of the Campaign for Justice in Maine. Though not one of the larger Maine law firms, B&I punched above its weight, giving the sixth–highest, per–lawyer average award in the State. The Campaign for Justice assists adults and children in the state who cannot obtain access to justice in civil…

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  • TC Heartland: A View from the (Supreme) Courtroom

    … Having led the team that filed an amicus curiae brief for 48 Internet companies, retailers, and associations in support of TC Heartland, Peter Brann attended the oral argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft at the Supreme Court yesterday. Though not a disinterested observer, he offers these thoughts on what he saw: Although the venue question…

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