October 2012 Newsletter

October 1, 2012


Red Hot Feet
by Christina Licursi
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in the dispute between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent over the right to sell red-soled shoes. [read more]

You Want to Monetize Your Intellectual Property, But Are You Sure You Own It?

by Patrick Waller
IP ownership issues are easier to control when they are identified early and addressed before you decide to license, sell, or enforce your patent rights. [read more]

IP Case Law Analysis

Below are links to reviews of recent Federal Circuit cases of interest. For other case reviews, go here.

Federal Circuit Rejects Restrictions on Broadening Claims in Reissue Applications
In re Erik P. Staats and Robin P. Lash

Federal Circuit Muddies Waters Over Claim Construction and Section 101
MySpace, Inc. v. GraphOn Corporation

A Range With No Special Features Can Anticipate Sub-range
ClearValue, Inc. v Pearl River Polymers, Inc.

Federal Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Mobile Phone Patent
HTC Corporation v. IPCom GMBH & Co

Inventor of a Method May Also Be Inventor of Method's Novel Compounds
Falana v. Kent State University

Lack of Detail in Software-Related Claims Can Mean Invalidity
Dealertrack, Inc. v. David L. Huber

Firm News

What You Need To Know To Prepare for the "First Inventor To File" Transition, Wolf Greenfield's October 18 seminar replay now available.

For details on Wolf Greenfield's 2013 Best Lawyers in America® go here.