November 19, 2020
On November 17, Fitch Even attorneys Joseph F. Marinelli and Thomas A. James presented a webinar on "Trade Secret Misappropriation: When and How to Take Action” to the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Corporate Practice Committee.
During this program, Joe and Tom discussed the factors to consider when bringing a trade secret action. They covered topics including pre-suit diligence and conduct, filing considerations related to jurisdiction and venue, available relief, and protecting trade secrets during litigation.
IP Alert | Knowledge Within the Art Does Not Save Means-Plus-Function Claim Term Lacking Corresponding StructureFebruary 19, 2021
On February 12, in Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. v. Dropbox, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed that certain of Synchronoss's claims were invalid for indefiniteness, since the claims included a means-plus-function claim term that did not have adequate structural support in the specification. Read more
IP Alert | Customer Loyalty Program Does Not Claim Patent-Eligible Subject MatterFebruary 16, 2021
On February 8, in cxLoyalty, Inc v. Maritz Holdings, Inc., the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent for failure to claim patentable subject matter, reversing findings of the PTAB relating to substitute claims in a CBM review. Read more