February 9, 2021
An article written by Fitch Even partner Amanda Lowerre O’Donnell and associate Jacqueline L. Thompson is featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Landslide magazine, published by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law.
In their article, “Toy Meets World: IP Strategies for the Toy Industry,” Amanda and Jackie discuss the industry-specific factors toy designers and their counsel should consider to create an effective IP strategy and better leverage their IP budget.
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Clarifies Equitable Intervening Rights Extend Beyond Protecting Monetary InvestmentsFebruary 26, 2021
On February 19, in John Bean Technologies Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc., the Federal Circuit clarified the types of investments that may be entitled to protections under the doctrine of equitable intervening rights, holding that it can extend beyond a monetary investment. Read more
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