In Pictometry International Corp. v. Roofr, Inc., 1-21-cv-01852 (DDE Jan. 19, 2023) (Richard G. Andrews), the court found that plaintiff’s three aerial roof measurement patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and that claim 1 in each of those patents was directed to an abstract idea and therefore granted defendant’s motion to dismiss on those grounds.

Patentability under 35 U.S.C. § 101

It’s always good to start off the year with an overview of trademark and copyright cases to watch. This year, we have a couple of cases that we’ve previously discussed on our podcast The Briefing, when they were on appeal with the circuit courts, but now the Supreme Court will bring finality to the issues.

We’ll start with Andy Warhol

As 2023 commences, it’s time for companies to review and take stock of their intellectual property assets. This applies to companies that have never taken serious steps to protect intellectual property and companies that understand the value of intellectual property and take active steps to secure and protect those assets. 

Intellectual property is a company asset, just like inventory. No

The Supreme Court granted Jack Daniel’s petition for certiorari and will hear the trademark infringement case involving a parody dog chew toy that resembles the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bottle. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this latest development in this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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Do defendants and the court have the right to ask who is funding a particular patent litigation? Chief Judge Connolly in Delaware says they do, and in In re Nimitz, the Federal Circuit denied a request to stop the judge’s inquiry.

The issue arose as a result of two standing orders issued by Judge Connolly. The first standing order requires

The heirs of the author who wrote an article upon which “Top Gun” is based, claims the film’s sequel is an infringing derivative work. Paramount has since filed a motion to dismiss the case. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this on The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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Google, which operates the world’s most popular search engine, recently defeated an antitrust claim brought by an online supplier of stock images in the case Dreamstime.com, LLC v. Google, LLC, decided on December 6, 2022, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Dreamstime Opinion helps illustrate some difficulties in defining the relevant market to allege anticompetitive injury to support