Serving Foreign IP Scoundrels Electronically

An increasing problem for copyright and trademark owners are infringers in foreign countries who use Amazon and other services to sell infringing products online in the United States.  Although a complaint under the service’s intellectual property policy may cause the service to temporarily suspend the offending account, Amazon will not typically terminate an account until

New Hurdles for IPR Petitioners Seeking to Rely on Printed Publications

Printed publications often are the best source of evidence that a patent claim is invalid.  For example, textbooks, technical specifications, whitepapers, and even comments posted in an online forum can include details that provide one or more grounds under 35 U.S.C. § 102 (anticipation) or § 103 (obviousness) in support of a petition to institute