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A Juicy Decision – FD&C Act Does Not Bar Lanham Act Claims

A Juicy Decision – FD&C Act Does Not Bar Lanham Act Claims

When is a pomegranate-blueberry juice not a pomegranate-blueberry juice? That’s what a district court will get to decide now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling clarifying that the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act does not prohibit lawsuits brought by a competitor under the Lanham Act. The Court’s ruling could lead to a rise in false advertising lawsuits over product labels on food and beverages.

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Raising The Bar On The Standard For Patent Definiteness

Raising The Bar On The Standard For Patent Definiteness

One of the purposes of a patent is to notify the public that certain inventions have already been claimed and that their unauthorized use could result in liability for patent infringement. But how precise — or “definite” — must the language in a patent be to provide sufficient notice? This article looks at the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision adopting a new standard for patent definiteness that raises the bar for patent holders.

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At Waddey Patterson, we understand the value of ingenuity. We’ve committed ourselves to being the intellectual property leader when it comes to technical expertise and breadth of knowledge.

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As a mid-sized firm able to handle large cases, Waddey Patterson gives extensive attention to your needs and the uniqueness of each intellectual property case. We take a unique, intellectual approach that your IP protection requires.

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Our shareholders and associates have all earned technical degrees and have experience in technical fields prior to their legal education. Waddey Patterson has the unique combination of experience and value-added performance to give unique attention to unique ideas.

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