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What Is A Winding Machine and How to Protect It? IP Lessons from Reelex Packaging Solutions

While most people understand what a “trademark” is—a brand name, logo, or short phrase—many are less familiar with “trade dress.” But while less well-known, trade dress can be used to protect designs, either by itself or in a layered approach with patents. The layered approach requires attention to the intersection of these two forms of intellectual property protection. Otherwise, patent [...]

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Failing to Emphasize the Technical Problem and Solution Leads to Section 101 Invalidity: An Analysis of Simio, LLC v. Flexsim Software Products, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020)

Failing to Emphasize the Technical Problem and Solution Leads to Section 101 Invalidity: An Analysis of Simio, LLC v. Flexsim Software Products, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020) The Federal Circuit reviewed this case on appeal from the District of Utah, which granted a motion for dismissal on the pleadings under 35 U.S.C. § 101, finding that the claims at issue in U.S. Patent No. 8,156,468 were directed [...]

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