BLG wins patent appeal in European Patent OfficeJanuary 1, 2009 | Intellectual Property News
BLG attorneys, together with associate counsel in the U.K., prevailed in a key opposition proceeding at the European Patent Office in a matter related to a laryngoscope patent owned by our client Verathon. In an important decision relating to this key video laryngoscope technology, the central claims of the patent were confirmed as being valid.
Court of Appeals alters test for design patent infringementOctober 1, 2008 | Intellectual Property News
The test for design patent infringement has been well understood to include certain discrete steps. First, the court must determine the “points of novelty” of the patented design. Because a design patent often includes a mix of elements that are new and old, functional and aesthetic, the court has been required to separate the new […]
BLG settles patent infringement dispute involving ozone-based cleaning equipment patentAugust 29, 2008 | Intellectual Property News
BLG achieved a favorable settlement in its representation of Ozone International in a patent infringement matter that enforced Ozone’s patents related to ozone-based cleaning equipment against Amfil Technologies. Ozone owns several patents in the field of ozone cleaning products, including patents asserted in this action for a combined high pressure water and low pressure ozone […]
BLG settles patent infringement dispute involving football patentJune 10, 2008 | Intellectual Property News
BLG attorneys represented Jarden, Coca-Cola, and Disney in the defense of claims of patent infringement related to the sale of baseballs and footballs having lenticular panels. The products at issue were generally decorative specialty products having images of characters or products incorporated into the covering. BLG attorneys searched for and found prior art that would […]