Monthly Archives: October 2018

Real Foods Pty Ltd. v. Frito-Lay North America, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1959, -2009 WALLACH, LINN, HUGHES October 4, 2018 Brief summary: TTAB’s decision refusing registration of RF’s marks following Frito-Lay’s opposition affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded (“highly descriptive” marks, “TTAB failed to provide any reasoning for its conclusion that the … Continue reading

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Bennett Regulator Guards, Inc. v. Atlanta Gas Light Co.

Docket No. 2017-1555, -1626 (IPR2015-00826) LOURIE, CLEVENGER, STOLL September 28, 2018 Brief summary: Board IPR FWD vacated and remaned because the one-year time bar under § 315(b) barred institution (The difference here from Click-to-Call is “that Bennett’s complaint was involuntarily … Continue reading

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Natural Alternatives Int., Inc. v. USPTO

Docket No. 2017-1962 PROST, MOORE, REYNA October 1, 2018 Brief summary: Board affirmance of examiners rejections affirmed as NAI was not entitled to an earlier priority date from a chain of applications because an intervening CIP disclaimed priority to the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (“WARF”) v. Apple Inc.

Docket No. 2017-2265, -2380 PROST, BRYSON, O’MALLEY September 28, 2018 Brief summary: DC holding that Apple infringed WARF’s patent reversed. DC grant of SJ of no anticipation affirmed. Summary: Apple appealed DC holding that it infringed WARF’s US 5,781,752 (expired … Continue reading

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