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Blogs
12/6/22
CAFC Affirms Order Striking Expert Testimony and Granting Summary Judgment of Noninfringement
Blogs
11/29/22
SCOTUS Grants Certiorari to Weigh in on First Amendment Protection to Trademark Parody
Blogs
11/22/22
CAFC Affirms Board Decision Allowing Claim Amendments
Blogs
11/15/22
CAFC Holds Delay in Deciding Transfer Motion is an Abuse of Discretion
Events
11/15/22
After The Hype
Blogs
11/8/22
CAFC Vacates Summary Judgment of Invalidity Due to Improper Claim Construction
Press Releases
11/2/22
Brian Batzli Named President of AIPLA
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Brian H. Batzli, partner and Chairman Emeritus, is the new president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). His term began on October 29th. The AIPLA is a national organization that supports ...
Blogs
11/1/22
CAFC Vacates Preliminary Injunction Issued without Proper Notice
Blogs
10/25/22
CAFC Affirms District Court’s 12(c) Judgment of Patent Ineligibility
Press Releases
10/25/22
Merchant & Gould Is Ranked 3rd on Patexia 2022 IPR Report’s List of “100 Best Performing Law Firms Overall”
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that the firm was recently recognized in Patexia’s 2022 IPR Intelligence Report, ranked third among the “100 Best Performing Law Firms Overall,” representing petitioners or patent owners in inter ...
Press Releases
10/20/22
Merchant & Gould Welcomes One Partner and Two Associates in Minneapolis Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to have welcomed one partner and two associates to its Minneapolis team: Christian J. Hansen, partner; Heather S. Chatterton, associate; and Ariel O. Howe, associate.“These three attorneys bring IP experience in growing ...
Blogs
10/18/22
CAFC Holds New Algorithm Not Required for “Inventive Concept”
Blogs
10/11/22
Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of “Stuttering John’s” Right of Publicity Claims as Preempted by the Copyright Act
Blogs
10/4/22
CAFC Reverses Rule 12(b)(6) Dismissal Based on Patent Ineligibility
Press Releases
10/3/22
Wanner Wins Court Case in China to Protect its Innovations
Wanner Engineering today (1 October 2022) announced that it had won a court judgement in China for an infringement against one of its patents for its Wanner Hydra-Cell seal-less diaphragm pumps. The engineering company is investing tens of millions of ...
Blogs
9/27/22
Retroactive Agreements Sufficient to Create Standing Under Copyright Act
Blogs
9/20/22
CAFC Affirms PTAB’s Refusal to Terminate IPRs
Blogs
9/13/22
CAFC Affirms Dismissal of Duplicative Complaint
Press Releases
9/7/22
Seventeen M&G Attorneys Listed in the 2023 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™
Merchant & Gould is proud to have 17 attorneys listed in the 2023 editions The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™.  Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based entirely on peer-review evaluation, focusing ...
Blogs
9/6/22
8th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Copyright Infringement Claims in View of Implied License
Blogs
8/30/22
CAFC Affirms PTAB Decision on Patents in Parallel IPR and Reexamination Proceedings
Blogs
8/23/22
CAFC Holds that Patentee Is Estopped from Asserting Invalidity
Press Releases
8/11/22
Daniel Bruzzone Joins Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis Office as Partner
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Daniel L. Bruzzone joined the Minneapolis office as a partner on May 31, in the Electrical Practice Group.Dan brings more than a decade of experience in patent development, drafting, patent prosecution, filing ...
Blogs
8/2/22
CAFC Affirms Fee Award Under the Court’s Inherent Authority
Articles
7/27/22
5th Circ. Tableware Reset Embraces 7 Trade Dress Factors
Originally published by Law360.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued an opinion in Beatriz Ball LLC v. Barbagallo Co. LLC, reversing and remanding on July 12 a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...
Blogs
7/26/22
CAFC Affirms Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility Under § 101
Blogs
7/19/22
5th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Copyright and Trade Dress Infringement Claims
Blogs
7/12/22
11th Circuit Holds There Is No Prevailing Party when a Dispute Ends in a “Tie”
Blogs
7/5/22
CAFC Reverses Holding of Contempt for Violation of a Protective Order
Blogs
6/28/22
CAFC Changes Course in Panel Rehearing of Written Description Case
Blogs
6/21/22
CAFC Reverses and Vacates Indefiniteness and Jurisdiction Rulings
Blogs
6/14/22
Fourth Circuit Upholds Finding of Contempt for Violations of Permanent Injunction
Blogs
6/7/22
CAFC Affirms Judgment of Willful Infringement Despite Error in Claim
Press Releases
6/6/22
Merchant & Gould Launches Business Consulting Group, Advising Clients across Industries on Risk Mitigation and Protection
Merchant & Gould has formalized the launch of a business consulting group, the M&G Integrator™ Program, offering product and service companies a new way to protect their brands in the fast-paced online marketplace. The group’s business-minded ...
Press Releases
6/6/22
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Seven Summer Associates Across Four Offices
Merchant & Gould greeted seven summer associates across the Atlanta, Denver, Knoxville, and Minneapolis offices on June 6. The law students will work alongside our attorneys for eight weeks. “We are thrilled to welcome our summer associates and ...
Blogs
5/31/22
CAFC Holds USPTO Commissioner May Decide Rehearing Request
Blogs
5/24/22
Ninth Circuit Affirms Federal Trademark Rights in THC Trademark
Press Releases
5/18/22
Merchant & Gould Receives Mansfield Rule Plus Certification
Merchant & Gould has again achieved Mansfield Rule Certification, this time also attaining the more stringent “Plus” certification. The certification recognizes Merchant & Gould’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through ...
Blogs
5/17/22
Trademark Lawsuit Involving Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to Move Forward After Court Denies Motion to Dismiss
Press Releases
5/17/22
Merchant & Gould Announces 2022 Pathfinder for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Program
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law firm that has been helping innovators around the globe since 1900, is pleased to announce that it has selected attorney Lindsay Jones as its 2022 Pathfinder in the landmark program created ...
Press Releases
5/11/22
Merchant & Gould Names John Winemiller as the Firm’s First-Ever Chief Diversity Officer
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that John T. Winemiller, Ph.D., has been named the firm’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), reaffirming the firm’s ongoing commitment to its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. As ...
Blogs
5/10/22
Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Declaratory Judgment Action on Copyright Ownership
Blogs
5/3/22
CAFC Holds Generic Industry Skepticism Alone Insufficient to Preclude Motivation to Combine
Press Releases
4/29/22
Tracey Skjeveland Nominated for CBIZ’s 2022 Minneapolis Women Transforming Business Award
Congratulations to Tracey Skjeveland on being nominated for CBIZ’s 2022 Minneapolis Women Transforming Business Award. The award identifies and honors financial leaders who have had a transformational influence within their organization in one of three ...
Blogs
4/26/22
CAFC Confirms No Bright Line Rule Against Use of Notice Letters to Support Personal Jurisdiction
Blogs
4/19/22
CAFC Issues Partial Reversal Due to Error in Indefiniteness Determination
Articles
4/18/22
Ensuring You Get What You Click
Over the past decade there has been a significant uptick in online sales. COVID-19 only exacerbated this movement, making products even more accessible at the click of a single button. Online purchasing has never been easier, and it seems that consumers are ...
Blogs
4/12/22
CAFC Applies Claim Differentiation in Vacating District Court Claim Constructions
Blogs
4/5/22
CAFC Holds District Court Erred by Relying on Expert Testimony on Prior Art to Limit Claim Scope
Blogs
3/29/22
CAFC Holds PTAB Not Required to Consider All Prior Art of Record in Assessing Patentability of Substitute Claims