Former Director of the USPTO, David Kappos, gave an excellent review of Patents After the AIA, a patent law treatise co-authored by Patterson Thuente IP partner Brad Pedersen. The review was published by IP Watchdog. Read it here.
Congress just gave trade secret owners a new way to defend their secret sauce. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into law on May 11. An extension of the federal Economic Espionage Act, DTSA allows trade secret owners to bring a civil action in U.S. district court seeking relief for trade secret theft, also known as misappropriation. (more…)
Kyle Peterson is representing Stephanie Lake, a Minnesota jewelry designer and expert on the life and works of Bonnie Cashin, in a trademark opposition filed by Coach. Read more about the case in this New York Times article.