In the case of Fourth Estate Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com LLC, et al., the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit deepened the split between the circuit courts on the issue of whether a copyright registration must [...]
In the case of Helsinn Healthcare SA v. Teva Pharmacueticals USA, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that the America Invents Act did not change the “on-sale bar” to patenting an invention. The [...]
Weide & Miller issued another 23 U.S. patents in the first quarter of 2017.
The Copyright Act bars copyright protection for “useful items”. Thus, in the case of Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that copyright protection would not extend to the shape, cut or [...]
“Laches” is an equitable defense under the law which a defendant may assert to block a plaintiff from pursing a legal claim when the plaintiff did not bring the claim in a reasonable period of time. In [...]
Weide & Miller ended the year as Nevada’s most prolific patent firm by issuing a total of 70 U.S. patents in 2016.