Copyright Blogs

A casual case of contempt? Price v Filtcraft

What happens if infringement continues after an injunction has been ordered? Such was the case in Price versusFlitcraft [2019] EWHC 2476 (Pat). The infringement case and subsequent committal case, related to the alleged infringement of UK patents GB2415714 and GB2436989. Both pat

[Guest Post] IP in the automotive industry: IP seminar at Volvo cars - day 2

With thanks to Alexander de Leeuw for part 2 of his report: With the first day of the IP seminar at Volvo Cars in the rear view mirror, participants got up early for discussions of litigation trends, big data, SEPs and 5G, IP valuation, and last but not least trademarks and brands

When the unicorn loves its name recognition, but Wall Street, less so

This Kat recently suggested that a widely recognized trademark does not necessarily mean a strong brand (using Uber as an example). That raises the question: might such a trademark nevertheless provide a commercial benefit? The answer may be "yes", at least when unicorns are concerned.No, this Kat i

Automating Data Verification Ineligible under Section 101

Claims directed to automating employment verification data were held invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the Southern District of Indiana. Tenstreet, LLC v. DriverReach, LLC, No. 1:18-cv-03633 (S.D. Ind. Sep. 30, 2019). Plaintiff Tenstreet owns U.S. Patent No. 8,145,575, which is directed to peer-