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OREGON IP / Craft Beer Industry / District Court of Oregon / PTAB

Oregon beer growler patent duel to proceed on multiple fronts

Drink Tanks Corporation sued GrowlerWerks, Inc. last November for patent infringement based on its sale of growlers, including the uKeg 64 product shown below. Earlier this year, the case was transferred from Delaware to Oregon district court. On June 2, 2016, GrowlerWerks took the fight to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) by filing a […]

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OREGON IP / Patent

In a sea of orange, Oregon State University finds blue

Oregon State University is well known for its orange and black “Beaver Nation” brand.  Recently, however, it’s also been getting a lot of attention for its work with the color blue. OSU professors Mas Subramanian and Arthur Sleight, and graduate student Andrew Smith, discovered a brilliant blue pigment while studying metal oxide compounds. In October […]

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OREGON IP / Craft Beer Industry / Trademark

Vermont and Oregon craft beer dispute – The Shed v. Brew Shed

Noble Brewing Company dba GoodLife Brewing Co., based on Bend, Oregon, produces a session ale it calls BREW SHED. Otter Creek Brewing Company in Vermont, which does business as The Shed Brewery, has objected to this use based on its federal registrations of SHED and THE SHED for beer. On May 18, 2016, Otter Creek […]

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OREGON IP / Athletic Apparel / Patent

Adidas files three IPR petitions challenging Nike patents

On April 19, 2016, Adidas filed three petitions for inter partes review of Nike patents by the USPTO. The three related patents relate to footwear and methods of manufacturing footwear, particular textile structures. Below is a table showing Claim 1 of each of the Nike patents.   US Patent No. 8,266,749 1. A method of […]

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OREGON IP / Patent

Patent Grants To Oregon Inventors On The Rise

Since the turn of the century, there has been a steady increase in the number of patent applications filed and granted in the United States. Oregon is no exception. As shown in the above graph, just since 2002, the number of patents granted to Oregon inventors* has increased by nearly 63 percent. In 2002, the […]

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OREGON IP / Athletic Apparel / District Court of Oregon

Nike sues Skechers for design patent infringement

In a complaint filed in the District Court of Oregon on January, 4, 2016, Nike alleges that several of Skechers product lines infringe design patents owned by Nike. All eight Nike design patents identified in the complaint (D696,853; D700,423; D707,032; D723,772; D723,781; D723,783; D725,356; and D725,359) issued recently, in 2014 or 2015. According to the complaint, at […]

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