Brennen Baylor

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Brennen Baylor focuses his practice on intellectual property matters in the life sciences industry. He prosecutes patent applications related to small molecules, pharmaceutical macromolecules, medical devices, agricultural chemistry, nutraceuticals, synthesis and use of nucleic acids and polypeptides, cell culturing systems and apparatuses, methods of culturing cells and methods of preparing tissue grafts. Brennen also has experience advising clients on inventions in the fields of chemical engineering systems, lithium batteries, manufacturing flooring composites, 3D printer filament compositions, and cellulose-based packaging materials. Read Brennen Baylor's full bio.

Press # For Options, but Not for a Trademark Registration


By on Nov 29, 2022
Posted In Trademarks

In a precedential opinion addressing the most fundamental requirement for trademark protection, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (Board) affirmed the US Patent & Trademark Office’s (PTO) refusal to register a “#” based mark on the ground that it fails to function as a mark. In re Pound Law, LLC, Ser. No. 87724338 (TTAB Nov....

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PTO Director Lays Out Limits on “Roadmapping” as Factor for Discretionary IPR Denials


By on Sep 15, 2022
Posted In Patents

Exercising its discretion under 35 U.S.C. § 314(a), the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (Board) denied institution of two inter partes reviews (IPRs) based on its understanding of its own precedential 2017 decision in Gen. Plastic Indus. Co. v. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha. US Patent & Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal subsequently reversed the Board’s ruling...

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Holdover Trademark Licensee Status Can’t Do Heavy Lifting on “Exceptionality”


By on Aug 4, 2022
Posted In Trademarks

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit addressed issues of enhanced remedies in a dispute regarding the sale of weightlifting equipment beyond the expiration of a licensing agreement between the involved parties. Pointing to the different standard required to prove a violation and damages, the Court ultimately reduced a trademark infringement award to...

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