July 21, 2011
Fitch Even partner Joseph T. Nabor was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Historian Committee for 2011-12. This new committee is charged with helping to manage the historical records of IPLAC.
Mr. Nabor, who oversees Fitch Even's Trademark and Copyright practice group, has extensive experience in both domestic and international trademark prosecution, as well as litigation. In addition, he regularly counsels clients on brand development strategies, including securing trademark rights throughout the world, and also assists with the enforcement and protection of rights developed under the copyright laws of all international jurisdictions.
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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
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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