Category Archives: Intellectual Property

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP: Protecting Trade Secrets in Remote-Work Situations

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP: Protecting Trade Secrets in Remote-Work Situations



In this edition of Jones Day’s Women in IP series, partners Rebecca Swindells and Meredith Wilkes explore the challenges of protecting trade secrets when employees are working at home or other locations outside the office. They discuss the obligations incumbent on employers to protect trade secrets, the risks related to remote employees that should be addressed, and the legal remedies available when trade secrets are compromised.


JONES DAY TALKS®: Straight Talk About False Advertising: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

JONES DAY TALKS®: Straight Talk About False Advertising: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know



False advertising cases remain a complicated area of intellectual property law. Jones Day’s Meredith Wilkes, Jessica Bradley, and John Froemming talk about the types of false advertising claims, explain who can sue, describe the available remedies, and review the recent decision in the MillerCoors v. Anheuser-Busch Companies  Super Bowl commercial case.


PTAB Litigation Blog Reaches 500 Posts ... and the PTAB Reacts to COVID-19

JONES DAY TALKS®: PTAB Litigation Blog Reaches 500 Posts … and the PTAB Reacts to COVID-19



As Jones Day’s PTAB Litigation Blog marks its 500th posting, Dave Cochran and Matt Johnson discuss current patent litigation developments, near-term trends, and how the PTAB is handling cases during the COVID-19 lock down.


JD Talks - Women in IP - The USPTOs Trademark Filings Go Digital

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP: USPTO’s Trademark Filings Go Digital



Intended to improve efficiencies and reduce processing errors, new rules implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office require electronic filing of trademark applications, and all submissions associated with applications. Requirements for trademark specimens of use were also updated.

Meredith WilkesIlene Tannen, and Carrie Kiedrowski discuss the likely impact of the new requirements, talk about the problems created by fraudulent specimens, and preview Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative’s event calendar for 2020.


DTalksWomen in IP Review and Outlook

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP – Our 2020 Outlook



2019 was undeniably a very active year for intellectual property law—there were notable Supreme Court decisions relating to trademarks and patent litigation, and significant developments relating to AI and life sciences.

2020 promises to be just as interesting. Jones Day’s Meredith WilkesPatricia Campbell, and Tracy Stitt explain what’s recently happened and let us know what to look for in the year ahead. They also talk about what Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative has planned for 2020.


Appointments of PTAB Judges Ruled Unconstitutional ... What Now?

JONES DAY TALKS®: Appointments of PTAB Judges Ruled Unconstitutional … What Now?



In Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., the Federal Circuit has held that appointments of Administrative Patent Judges of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) were in violation of the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Jones Day’s Matt Johnson and Dave Cochran discuss the potential ramifications of this decision and talk about what parties to PTAB matters should do now.


Scandalous Matter at Supreme Court

Women in IP: Reviewing a “Scandalous Matter” at the Supreme Court



The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Mission Product Holdings v. Tempnology, LLC  holds interesting implications for both trademark law and bankruptcy law. Also, in Iancu v. Brunetti, the Court confirmed that trademarks cannot be refused registration on the basis that they constitute “immoral” or “scandalous” matter. Meredith Wilkes, Jennifer Swize, and Anna Raimer review the ramifications of these decisions and preview two additional trademark cases the Court will hear next session.


PTAB's Busy Docket and What's Changed After SAS Institute

Jones Day Talks: PTAB’s Busy Docket and What’s Changed After SAS Institute



Jones Day’s Dave Cochran and Matt Johnson discuss recent developments in patent litigation and appeals, including the continuing importance of the PTAB as a jurisdiction of first choice for patent disputes in the United States, and the impact of the Precedential Opinion Panel (“POP”) introduced late last year.

They also describe how filing strategies, as well as preliminary response strategies, should be altered as we mark one year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in SAS Institute v.  Iancu.


Women in I.P. The Supreme Court's "Copyright Day"

Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property: Women in IP – The Supreme Court’s “Copyright Day”



In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com, the U.S. Supreme Court tackled questions relating to copyright applications vs. copyright registrations, while in Rimini Street v. Oracle, the justices ruled on how costs are measured in copyright litigation. Jones Day’s Jessica Bradley, Anna Raimer, and Meredith Wilkes explain the implications for copyright holders, applicants, and litigants. They also talk about what’s ahead for the Firm’s “Women in IP” initiative.


A New Game: Better PTAB Defense Litigation Strategies

A New Game: Better PTAB Defense Litigation Strategies



Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or PTAB, defense litigation strategies continue to evolve. In a recent Law360 article, Jones Day Intellectual Property lawyers Dave Cochran, Mike Hendershot, and Matt Johnson explained why previous assumptions and strategies pertaining to PTAB litigation must be reconsidered.

Mr. Hendershot and Mr. Johnson clarify the importance of tight coordination between trial and PTAB counsel, fully developing noninfringement positions early, tailoring a PTAB petition to the claims and grounds truly at issue, and more in this Jones Day Talks podcast.