April 2013 Patent and Trademark Prosecution Group Luncheon

April 22, 2013

Patent topics covered in this month’s luncheon include: recent revisions to the USPTO’s rules of professional conduct; obviousness-type double patenting rejections that cannot be overcome by a terminal disclaimer (In re Hubbell); and strategy in design patent filing.

Trademark topics include: the success rate for appealing to the TTAB section 2(e) refusals; an Indiana case pertaining to cybersquatting and cyberpiracy; the new trademark clearing house for gTLDs; and a TTAB decision holding that the color black is aesthetically functional. You may download the presentation from here.

January 2012 Trademark Group Luncheon

January 30, 2012

Topics covered in this month’s trademark group presentation include the opening of the registration period for new gTLDs, landrush availability of .xxx domains, and other TTAB case law updates.  To download a copy of this presentation click here.