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Supreme Court allows patent owner to recover lost foreign profits

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling brings welcome news to patent holders who have found their inventions infringed overseas. The Court held that plaintiffs can recover lost foreign profits generated by the unlawful shipping of U.S. parts abroad for assembly into an infringing product.

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Photogs lose DMCA case over metadata removal

More than two decades after its enactment, portions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) continue to confound both copyright holders and accused infringers. What, for example, must a copyright holder establish to win a lawsuit over removal of copyright management information (CMI)? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit provided some clarity on the issue in a case involving digital photographs.

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IP Career Prep Event January 28

RSVP for our IP Career Prep Event!

Patterson Thuente IP invites future intellectual property attorneys to hone their interview skills and resumes at our annual IP Career prep event. Join us Monday, January 28, 2019 for a casual dinner and some friendly advice. RSVP today! 

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The Ophthalmologist: In Black and White

The Ophthalmologist published an article by patent attorney, Paul Onderick, about intellectual property considerations for innovators in the ophthalmology industry. In Black and White identifies several situations where an M.D. could use the help of a J.D. to make sure IP rights are protected and related disputes avoided.  Read more…
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New Weapon for Tech Companies to Fend Off Trolls

Hennepin Lawyer published an article by our litigation chair, Eric Chadwick, on the status of patent litigation involving trolls or nonpracticing entities (NPEs). A New Weapon for Tech Companies to Fend Off Trolls, concludes that the tide may have shifted in favor of technology companies in recent years through inter partes review challenges (IPRs) and now with invalidation of abstract patented “ideas” after the Supreme Court decision in Alice vs. CLS. Read more…
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Supreme Court patent update: Phonetic alphabet fails patent-eligibility test

Despite what movies and television shows might suggest, not every great idea is worthy of—or, more importantly, eligible for—a patent. The inventor of a new phonetic alphabet learned this lesson the hard way.

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Ideas on Intellectual Property Law – Year End 2018

Patterson Thuente IP is pleased to present the Year End 2018 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law. We encourage you to read through it for ideas on how to best protect your intellectual property.

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The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and intellectual property

On September 30, 2018, the US, Mexico and Canada agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new comprehensive trade pact, called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Chapter 20 of the USMCA deals with intellectual property. The chapter includes provisions updating the almost 25-year old NAFTA as well as new requirements based on the provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). President Trump repudiated the TPP when he took office in January 2017; to a large extent, therefore, the USMCA reinstates rules that the TPP adopted, but the US abandoned. The following are a few of the relevant provisions of the USMCA.

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Patterson Thuente IP Welcomes Galen Rahmlow

Patterson Thuente IP is pleased to welcome patent attorney, Galen Rahmlow, to our team. Focusing on patent prosecution in the chemical, mechanical, and material arts, Galen will enhance the firm’s ability to serve clients in a variety of industries, including chemical and medical technology. His experience centers around the following technologies: chemical, medical devices, aerospace equipment, gas turbine engines, coatings, ceramics, complex optical components, and films for LCD display systems.

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Patterson Thuente IP 2019 Best Lawyers

Patterson Thuente IP is pleased to once again announce that four of our lawyers have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Congratulations to the following attorneys:

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