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ITEM #:  60098600   |   PUBLISHED:  OCTOBER 1, 2020

IP Book 2020

Edited by Stephen R. Baird, Timothy E. Grimsrud & Ruth Rivard

The 2020 IP Book covers case law and developments in all major intellectual property areas. Its easy-to-read style makes it an ideal quick-reference tool that perfectly sums up the significant intellectual property law developments of 2019 to 2020.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Key Intellectual Property Issues in 2020
Introduction; Patents; Copyrights; Trademarks
– Felicia J. Boyd

Federal Circuit Year in Review 2019-20: Gradual Changes Continue
Introduction; Post-Grant – Can’t Stop this Train; Section 101 – More of the Same; Patent Disclosure – Can the Future Be Seen?; Obviousness – Always Important; Claim Construction – Also Important; Litigation – No Coherent Theme; Remedies; Miscellany; Looking Forward
– John A. Dragseth

The Top 10 Federal District Court Patent Cases of 2019-20
Introduction; Top 10 Cases
– Aaron A. Myers & Niall A. MacLeod

Decisions of Interest for PTAB Practitioners from 2019–20
Introduction: Pre-Institution Issues; Post-Institution Issues; Board’s Authority to Raise New Grounds Related to Amended Claims; Miscellaneous
– Timothy E. Bianchi

Copyright Highlights 2019-20
Introduction; Copyrightability; Fair Use; Licensing; Sovereign Immunity; Statute of Limitations; Damages
– Peter M. Routhier & David F. Gomez

Trade Secrets: Ten Key Developments and Takeaways from 2019-20
Introduction; The Statute of Limitations Begins to Run When a Claim Materializes and Will Not “Restart” when Misappropriation Escalates; Federal Courts Continue to Develop the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Under the DTSA; Developments in Courts’ Consideration of Reasonable Efforts; The Third Circuit Offers Guidance on Unclean Hands from Social Media Monitoring; Possession, as Opposed to Ownership, Is Sufficient to Maintain an Action for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act; Trade Secrets Misappropriation Claims Based on Incorporation of Trade Secrets into Patent Applications Do Not Necessarily Give Rise to Federal Jurisdiction; The Supreme Court Is Poised to Resolve a Circuit Split Regarding the Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; The Extraterritorial Reach of the DTSA; China Strengthens Protections of Trade Secrets by Amending its Anti-Unfair Competition Law; The United States and China Pen a Trade Deal that Signifies Substantial Changes to China’s Intellectual Property Enforcement
– Randall E. Kahnke, Kerry L. Bundy, Lauren W. Linderman & Michael M. Sawers

Navigating Trademark Nominative Fair-Use Issues
Introduction; Relevant Statutory Framework to Consider Nominative Fair Use; What the Supreme Court Has Said About Statutory, Classic, Trademark Descriptive Fair Use; What Lower Courts Have Said Regarding Nominative Fair Use; The Origin of Nominative Fair Use: The Ninth Circuit’s New Kids Test; The Affirmative Defense Treatment: The Third Circuit’s Approach; A Hybrid Approach: The Second Circuit’s Treatment; A Hodgepodge of Approaches: The Other Circuits; Practical Implications of Nominative Fair-Use Considerations; Conclusion
– Stephen R. Baird & Draeke Weseman

The Top Ten Trademark Decisions of 2019-20
Vip Products LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., 953 F.3d 1170 (9th Cir. 2020); curry v. Revolution Laboratories, LLC, 949 F.3d 385 (7th Cir. 2020); Lawn Managers, Inc. v. Progressive Lawn Managers, Inc., 959 F.3d 903 (8th Cir. 2020); Winestore Holdings LLC v. Justin Vineyards & Winery LLC, No. 3.18-CV-467-RJC-DCK, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159017 (W.D.N.C. Sept. 18, 2019); 4semo.com Inc. v. S. Illinois Storm Shelters, Inc., 939 F.3d 905 (7th Cir. 2019); V.V.V. & Sons Edible Oils Ltd. v. Meenakshi Overseas, LLC, 946 F.3d 542 (9th Cir. 2019); Blumenthal Distributing, Inc. v. Herman Miller, Inc., Nos. 18-56471, 18-56493, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 19811 (9th Cir. June 25, 2020); BBC Group NV LLC v. Island Life Restaurant Group LLC, 413 F. Supp. 3d 1032 (W.D. Wash. 2019); Kiva Health Brands LLC v. Kiva Brands Inc., 402 F. Supp. 3d 877 (N.D. Cal. 2019) and No. 19-CV-03459-CRB, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26255 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 14, 2020); In Re Forney Industries, Inc., 955 F.3d 940 (Fed. Cir. 2020)
– Timothy D. Sitzmann

The Top 10 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions From 2019-20
Introduction; Cases
– Wesley D. Anderson & Bradley J. Walz

Developments in European Intellectual Property Law 2019-20
Introduction; Overview of Brexit and the General Legal Implications; Patents; Trademarks
– Huw Beverley-Smith, Charlotte H.N. Perowne, Jodi A. DeSchane, Ryan L. Duebner & Brian D. Lefort

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