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Supreme Court Ruling on Impression Products and Patent Exhaustion

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.; a case pertaining to the resale of a patented product. The Federal Circuit had ruled that a US...


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Intellectual Property Symbols and Their Uses

Have you ever come across intellectual property symbols such as ®, TM, SM, ©, ℗ and wondered what they meant? These symbols are used to denote various types of intellectual property (IP)...


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"Charging Bull" takes on "Fearless Girl"

When walking down the street in the Wall Street district of New York City, it is difficult to miss the famous “Charging Bull” statue. The giant, three-and-a-half-ton, 11-foot bronze statue has...


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Costco Takes Swing at Acushnet over Golf Balls

Costco, the membership-based retailer known for their Kirkland Signature brand, good deals, and bulk items, has filed a complaint in the District Court Western District of Washington at Seattle...


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Tax Day and Patents

The only guarantees in life are death and taxes.  Tax day is upon us once again and odds are you are one of the millions of tax-paying Americans. What many may not know is that there is a host of...


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Kylie Minogue Wins Trademark Suit Against Kylie Jenner

A name is a powerful thing, especially in the entertainment industry. Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue knows first-hand how important a name can be, particularly when someone with your name...


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Can Laches be Used as a Defense in Patent Infringement Cases?

On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 7-1 decision, delivered by Justice Alito, in SCA Hygiene Products AB v. First Quality Baby Products LLC.  The Supreme Court...


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Supreme Court Copyright Decision: Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

On Wednesday, March 22nd, the Supreme Court of the United States gave its opinion in the copyright case, Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court found that...


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Alphabet’s Waymo Seeking to Halt Uber’s Self-Driving Car

Waymo, the Alphabet subsidiary now handling Google’s self-driving car project, filed a lawsuit in February that alleged Uber stole vital proprietary information about its self-driving technology....


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Update on Nebraska LB67: Adopt the Fair Repair Act

On March 9th, 2017, Nebraska LB67: Adopt the Fair Repair Act was heard by the Judiciary Committee in Room 1113 at the Capitol. LB67 includes statutory language allowing independent repair shops and...


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Women’s History Month: A Look at Women Innovators

March is Women’s History Month, and there are many women who have been responsible for countless inventions and innovations.  Suiter Swantz IP would like to take this opportunity to showcase the...


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Lighthouses in the Fog: Navigating the Gray Areas of Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 USC § 101

In 2014, the Supreme Court decided Alice v. CLS Bank1, confirming an algorithmic framework first presented in Mayo v. Prometheus2 for eligibility determinations under 35 USC § 101. Considerable...