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Keval Amin is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, focusing on various litigation matters involving patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. Read Keval Amin's full bio.

Copyrightability? Think Outside the Checkbox

By on Feb 22, 2024
Posted In Copyrights

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court’s judgment that a customer intake form was not copyrightable because it lacked requisite originality. Ronald Ragan, Jr. v. Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, Inc., Case No. 22-3355 (8th Cir. Feb. 2, 2024) (Grasz, Smith, Gruender, JJ.) Ronald Ragan claimed that he owned the Guest...

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Sliced and Diced: Operating Manuals Are Printed Publications

By on Feb 15, 2024
Posted In Patents

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board’s non-obviousness determination, finding that the Board erred in determining that an operating manual did not qualify as printed publication prior art. Weber, Inc. v. Provisur Technologies, Inc., Case Nos. 22-1751; -1813 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 8, 2024) (Reyna, Hughes, Stark,...

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Bling It On: Laches Prevents Profit Disgorgement in Diamond-Studded Trademark Battle

By on Feb 8, 2024
Posted In Trademarks

In a dispute involving allegedly counterfeit luxury watches, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding of trademark infringement and its finding that a laches defense prevented disgorgement of profits. Rolex Watch USA, Incorporated v. BeckerTime, L.L.C., Case No. 22-10866 (5th Cir. Jan. 26, 2024) (Douglas, King, Willett, JJ.)...

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Don’t Cut, Paste, Copyright: Bonding over Borrowed Words

By on Jan 25, 2024
Posted In Copyrights

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s award of attorneys’ fees and its determination that trivial additions to existing documents were not copyrightable. UIRC-GSA Holdings, LLC v. William Blair & Company, L.L.C., and Michael Kalt, Case Nos. 23-1527; -2566 (7th Cir. Jan. 12, 2024) (Brennan, Flaum, Kirsch. JJ.) UIRC,...

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