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Friday, August 10, 2018

In what appears to be the first decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Judge Catherine C.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

In a decision involving an employer’s assertion of the Defense of Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) against former employees, the plaintiff Center for Advancing Innovation ("the Center") sought an order for civil seizure of the defendant Bahreini’s electronic devices under the DTSA and injunctive relief.  In

Monday, June 4, 2018

Berenato & White, LLC will participate in the Technology Center 2800 Circuits Customer Partnership Meeting at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In response to a cease-and-desist (C&D) letter from Coach, Inc. threatening to bring a trademark infringement action on a specific date in the Central District of California, Citi Trends, Inc. attempted to preempt Coach by filing a declaratory judgment action in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Maryland State Bar Association’s May 15, 2018 Bar Bulletin published an article authored by David S. Taylor of Berenato & White entitled “The Name of the Game is the Claim.” The article centers on a recent Maryland District Court decision weighing in on patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In a patent infringement action brought against baseball camps and clinics of retired Oriole legend Cal Ripkin (“CRJ”), CRJ moved for summary judgment of non-infringement of plaintiff’s two patents directed to a system for dispensing items (e.g., baseballs) to a user.  The claimed system included (1) a readable user-identifier con

Monday, May 14, 2018

In SAS Inst. Inc. v. Iancu, No. 16-969, 584 U.S. ___ (Apr. 24, 2018), the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, held that certain U.S.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

As part of the America Invents Act, Congress established inter partes review (“IPR”), which went into effect in 2012.   IPR allows a challenge to the validity of one or more claims of a patent on the grounds that the claims do not meet the novelty or nonobviousness standards for patentability in view of prior art patents or printe

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

In an opinion addressing patent invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim on the ground that the claims of four U.S.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Plaintiff Under Armour, Inc., a Maryland corporation, filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that its use of the phrases “I Can Do All Things” and “I Can. I Will.” does not infringe on the “ICAN” trademark of Battle Fashions, Inc, located in North Carolina.  Defendants moved to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction.  United State District Judge Richard D.