US Courts of Appeal, Federal Circuit (CAFC). Decided: November 20, 2017
BASF Corporation is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 8,524,185 the title of which is ¡°Integrated SCR and AMOX Catalyst Systems¡±. The application was filed at November 3, 2008, and the date of patent is September 3, 2013. The main feature of the patented invention is to remove nitrogen oxide (NOx) from a stream of exhaust gas while minimizing the amount of ammonia that ends up being released from the system to the atmosphere.
BASF sued Johnson Matthey Inc., which is its competitor, for infringement of the 185 patent in 2014. The district court held that the claims of the patent are invalid because of indefiniteness. BASF appealed. more
LG Electronics, Inc. filed a trademark application to register QLED (in standard characters) on the Principal Register for goods including mobile phones, smart phones, laptop computers, Computers, tablet computers, and LED panels. The Trademark Examining Attorney originally refused registration on the ground that QLED is merely descriptive of Applicant¡¯s goods.
Then LG amended the application to seek registration on the Supplemental Register. But the Examining Attorney continued the the smae refusal, and also refused registration on the additional ground that QLED is generic and therefore incapable of distinguishing the identified goods.
When the Examining Attorney made both refusals final, LG filed a request for reconsideration, which the Examining Attorney denied. Applicant then appealed to TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board). more
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