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American Company Achieves Big Intellectual Property Win in China

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in News | 0 comments

New Balance, the athletic shoe and apparel company based in Massachusetts, won a landmark victory in a trademark infringement case in China. Three Chinese shoemakers have been ordered by the Chinese IP Court in Beijing to pay 10 million yuan ($1.5 million US) to New Balance for infringing the slanted “N” logo.¬†This appears to be in tune with...

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THE SUPREME COURT SPEAKS

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in News | 0 comments

THE SUPREME COURT SPEAKS At the end of November 2000, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the now infamous Festo Case. This case stated that a narrowing amendment to any claim limitation created an absolute bar to any equivalents for that claim limitation under the doctrine of equivalents. Thus, at least in relation to a patent where...

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Dominant Patents

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in News | 0 comments

A DEFENDANT’S OWN PATENT MAY NOW BE USED AS EVIDENCE OF NON-INFRINGEMENT Contrary to popular belief, the fact that company Y patented its own product does not mean that the same product does not infringe the patent of company X. This is because of the nature of the patent grant itself. A patent affords the owner the right to exclude others from...

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