David Kappos has sadly stepped down as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as of January 2013. With his departure, he leaves big shoes to fill for… read more

The recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision in Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent, Case number 11-3303, has lessons in it for trademark owners and trademark… read more

The continuing outrage against patent owners deemed nonpracticing entities (NPEs, aka trolls) appears to be part of our schizophrenia over wanting an economy dominated by creative business types and hating… read more

  The Supreme Court’s March 20, 2012 decision in Mayo v. Prometheus, 566 U.S. __ (2012), invalidated patent claims when they invoke a law of nature but do not “confine… read more