Weide & Miller successfully obtained 57 patents for its clients in the first half of 2020, outpacing the number of patents the firm obtained for clients in 2019.
UNDERSTANDING 35 U.S.C. § 101 AND THE ALICE DECISION Overview Section 101 sets forth the type of inventions which are entitled to be patented (assuming they meet the other requirements for patentability, such as novelty (under Section [...]
A long-accepted rule in U.S. patent law was that to find direct infringement of a method claim, performance of all claimed steps must be attributable to a single entity. Under prior case law, the actions of a [...]
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1400, a patent infringement suit may only be brought in a jurisdiction where the defendant resides or where the defendant has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established [...]
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 [...]