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CR Client LifeAire Systems’ Patented System Used by Top Fertility Lab in U.S.

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog

LifeAire Systems, a leader in air purification for healthcare, announced that the in vitro fertilization (IVF) program with the highest live-birth rate for women under 35 according to 2015 data uses LifeAire’s patented Aire~IVF® System.

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Patent Unenforceable Based on Inequitable Conduct

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 in Articles

It’s been called the atomic bomb of ­patent law—inequitable conduct. It happens when a patent is applied for, but the duty of candor, disclosure and good faith toward the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is violated. If proven to have occurred during patent procurement, then the entire resulting patent becomes unenforceable.

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CR Partner Featured in Academy of Court Appointed Masters Newsletter

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 in News

Caesar Rivise Partner James Kozuch is featured in the August 2017 Academy of Court Appointed Masters (ACAM) Newsletter. The ACAM newsletter spotlights BIEC International, Inc. v. Global Steel Services, Ltd. et al., a complex trade secrets case between two steel-makers in which Mr. Kozuch served as a Special Master.

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Association of Intellectual Property Firms Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Events

This year the AIPF’s Annual Meeting takes place from September 13th – 15th at the Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel in San Francisco, California. The Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity for IP practitioners to meet in person and establish personal and business connections, as well as obtain beneficial information in a cordial environment.

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Trademarks and the First Amendment Considered by Supreme Court

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 in Articles

When I studied constitutional law in law school, one subject was certainly never mentioned in that class: trademarks. After last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam, that may change.

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Significant Change in Patent Exhaustion From the Supreme Court

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Articles

When was the last time you sold your used car and worried about infringing the patent rights of the manufacturer? My guess is you would say “never.”

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Supreme Court Rules Unconstitutional Disparagement Clause of Lanham Act

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog

The Supreme Court ruled on June 19, 2017 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office may no longer refuse to register a mark because it is disparaging. The Decision in Matal v Tam No. 15-1293 was unanimous that Section 1052(a) of the Lanham Act was unconstitutional as a violation of the Free Speech Clause.

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U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Should Speed the Launch of Biosimilars

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 12, 2017 issued an opinion in the consolidated cases of Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. et al. and Amgen Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. which should result in more competition in the biologicals market more quickly.

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Caesar Rivise Attorneys Named to 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in News

Eleven Caesar Rivise attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected through a combination of peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research.

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The Supreme Court Affirms the First Sale and Exhaustion Doctrine

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Blog

On May 30, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v Lexmark International, Inc. in a 7-1 opinion written by Justice Roberts ruled that “once a patentee decides to sell-whether on its own or through a licensee, that sale exhausts its patent rights, regardless of any post-sale restrictions the patentee purports to impose, either directly or through a license.”

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