Supreme Court Upholds IPR Proceedings; Rejects Partial Institutions

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Two Supreme Court Decisions came down April 24, 2018 with potentially significant impacts on patent practice. First, in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy, the Court rejected Oil States’ Article III and 7th Amendment challenges to inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, declaring the proceedings constitutional under the public rights doctrine. Second, the Court ruled that Patent Trial and Appeal Board […]

Government Circuit Empties TTAB’s Discoveries That ZERO Isn’t Non specific And Obtained Peculiarity

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The USPTO affirmed The Coca-Cola Organization’s blend marks including the term ZERO, to be utilized on an assortment of drinks, without requiring a disclaimer of the term ZERO. The Illustrious Crown Organization, Inc. what’s more, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. documented restrictions to the “ZERO” imprints. The Trademark Preliminary and Request Board rejected the resistances, holding […]