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James B. Gehrke
Wisconsin Advanced Technology Advocates, Inc.
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"Inducing Stem Cell Myogenesis Using NanoScript" ACS Nano Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult to control. Scientists are now reporting in the journal ACS... Continue reading
"Thermoelectric Power Generation from Lanthanum Strontium Titanium Oxide at Room Temperature Through the Addition of Graphene" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Automakers are looking for ways to improve their fleets’ average fuel efficiency, and scientists may have a new way... Continue reading
By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel Nearly 10 years ago, Bradley Glenn, a Green Bay doctor, saw a need for a less-invasive way to deliver chemotherapy, antibiotics and nutrients to his patients. His solution has become the core of... Continue reading
By Brian Mastroianni Who knew that the answer to fighting the trillion-dollar global counterfeit drug problem rested in a particle the size of a speck of dust? At least that’s what entrepreneur Dr. Hank Wuh is counting on with TruTag... Continue reading
A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties... Continue reading
This case comes to us on remand from the Supreme Court, which vacated our earlier opinion reversing the district court’s judgment that certain claims were not indefinite (Group I claims), and affirming the district court’s holdings that other claims (Group... Continue reading
Richard A. Williamson (“Williamson”), as trustee for the At Home Corporation Bondholders’ Liquidating Trust, owns U.S. Patent No. 6,155,840 (the “’840 patent”) and appeals from the stipulated final judgment in favor of defendants Citrix Online, LLC; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Microsoft... Continue reading
This appeal arises from the inter partes review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent No. 6,757,717 (“’717 patent”) owned by Proxyconn, Inc. (“Proxyconn”). The United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) concluded that all of the challenged... Continue reading
At the request of GTNX, Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted “covered business method patent” review proceedings for four patents owned by INTTRA, Inc. A few months later, the Board reconsidered its institution decisions, determined that institution of... Continue reading
This appeal is from a grant of summary judgment of invalidity of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (“the ’540 patent”). The United States District Court for the Northern District of California found that the asserted claims of... Continue reading
Plaintiff-Appellant Design Resources, Inc. (“DRI”), appeals the district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of Defendants-Appellees Leather Industries of America (“LIA”) and Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (“Ashley”), on DRI’s false advertising claim under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Creative Protection
Musician Devin Copeland (“Copeland”), together with his songwriting partner, appeals the dismissal of his copyright infringement claim against recording artists Justin Bieber and Usher Raymond IV. Copeland alleges that three recorded songs by the defendants, each titled “Somebody to Love,”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Creative Protection
OIP Technologies alleges that Amazon.com infringes a patent that relates to a method of price optimization in an e-commerce environment. The district court granted judgment on the pleadings, concluding that the patent does not claim patentable subject matter under 35... Continue reading
Kaneka Corporation sued Defendants Xiamen Kingdomway Group Company, Pacific Rainbow International Inc., and Shenzhou Biology and Technology Co., Ltd., in the Central District of California, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,910,340 (the ’340 Patent). The district court granted summary... Continue reading
Alps South, LLC (Alps) sued The Ohio Willow Wood Company (OWW), asserting infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,552,109 (the ’109 patent). Among other pre- and post-trial motions, OWW filed an unsuccessful motion to dismiss contending that Alps lacked standing to... Continue reading
Plaintiff Jeffrey Sorensen is the founder and CEO of Inhibitor Technology Corporation, which produces a line of rust inhibiting products containing a substance called volatile corrosion inhibitor (“VCI”). This line of products is branded with the federally registered trademark THE... Continue reading
M.Z. Berger & Co., Inc. (Berger) appeals from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) decision to sustain an opposition on grounds that Berger, at the time of its application for the mark “iWatch,” lacked a bona fide intent to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Creative Protection
This case returns to us on remand from the Supreme Court. In Shire Development, LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 746 F.3d 1326 (Fed. Cir. 2014), we decided an appeal by defendant-appellants (collectively, Watson) from a decision of the United States... Continue reading
M.Z. Berger & Co., Inc. (Berger) appeals from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) decision to sustain an opposition on grounds that Berger, at the time of its application for the mark “iWatch,” lacked a bona fide intent to... Continue reading
The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” that criticized the NAACP’s stance on abortion. In response to a cease-and-desist letter from the NAACP, Radiance sought a declaratory judgment that it... Continue reading
Princeton Vanguard, LLC (“Princeton Vanguard”) appeals from the final decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) cancelling its registration of the mark PRETZEL CRISPS for pretzel crackers on the Supplemental Register and denying its application to register... Continue reading
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (collectively, “Samsung”) appeal from a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in favor of Apple Inc. (“Apple”). A jury found that... Continue reading
"To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe," a live broadcast from the World Science Festival about dark energy, an antigravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of physics, will be hosted on the evening of May 28 by UW-Madison'sSpace Place.... Continue reading
Held: A defendant’s belief regarding patent validity is not a defense to an induced infringement claim. Pp. 5–14. (a) While this case centers on inducement liability, 35 U. S. C. §271(b), which attaches only if the defendant knew of the... Continue reading
On the likelihood‐of‐confusion issue, the district court could similarly find at least a good‐faith basis for APS to ar‐ gue that consumers would be confused. APS would have provided evidence about how the two businesses’ markets overlap, the similarity of... Continue reading