New Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions, at Your Fingertips

Gone are the days of Google searching to see the latest Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions. Instead of searching for decisions, some new, some outdated, Docket Alarm makes it easy to view every new decision published by the PTAB in one place.

Docket Alarm’s dedicated PTAB orders and decisions page is organized by decision type, and includes categories like final written decision, petition institution, motion to terminate, motion for supplemental information, and more.

For example, to view all recent PTAB Motions for Joinder, simply select the category. Each decision features a summary, highlighted issue tags, and links to the related proceeding and the underlying order itself. The summaries make it easy to quickly skim the list to find the most relevant developments.

Docket Alarm’s PTAB orders and decisions page is continuously updated, so you know you are always viewing the latest information coming out of the PTAB.

New PTAB decisions and orders can be sent to your inbox with Docket Alarm’s email alerts. Click “Get Email Alerts!” to select the frequency at which you wish to receive updates: from once a day to continuously throughout the day. Each email alert contains a summary of the update, along with a PDF attachment of the decision or order. This eliminates the need to log in to keep up with the latest PTAB news.

Sign up at www.docketalarm.comtoday to view and track the latest orders and decisions coming out of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Docket Alarm Helps Journalists Stay Abreast of the Latest Legal News

More than just a legal research engine, Docket Alarm is a multifaceted analytics platform and source database that journalists, day traders, and other professionals can utilize to their advantage.

Instead of continuously searching disorganized databases, court dockets, and PACER, journalists can use Docket Alarm’s user-friendly search tool to see the latest court cases involving Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, and other entities.  Then, using Docket Alarm’s Federal Court case alert tool, reporters can track developments related to specific parties and tech centers in order to stay up-to-date on the latest legal and business news. These updates can arrive to a your inbox anywhere from once a week to continuously throughout the day, ensuring you are immediately notified of any changes.

For example, if you want to be the first to know about a lawsuit filed against Snapchat, you can set up an email alert to be sent to your inbox every time there is an update to any document or docket related to the company. To set up an email alert, simply enter Snapchat, Inc. into the Federal Court case alert tool.

You can select how frequently you receive updates, and you can even choose “Continuous” updates to receive an email immediately when there is a new development to a docket or document.  Docket Alarm’s updates are maximized to provide the receiver with the most essential and relevant information, ensuring you are never overwhelmed with data overload. Each email alert has an attached PDF of document that has been updated, removing the unnecessary step of having to log into the platform to see the latest news. Additionally, each alert comes with a brief summary of what is new, allowing you to quickly evaluate the update’s relevance.

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Taylor Swift Capitalizes on Trademark Applications to Protect Her Brand

Taylor Swift has been raising eyebrows recently, but not for the reasons you may think. This time, instead of the 25-year-old pop star’s love life being the topic of discussion, it’s her recent legal activity. Swift & Co has filed more than 37 federal trademark applications in the past six months, setting off a firestorm of speculation.

Swift’s applications seek protection for phrases like “this sick beat,” “Party like it’s 1989,” and “nice to meet you, where you been?” Many of these phrases are actually lyrics from her immensely popular songs. Additionally, instead of filing one trademark application for multiple classes of goods for each mark, Swift has filed separate trademark applications for each class. The result is over 16 filed trademark applications for each phrase, with each application seeking protection for a different good or service. It may seem like overkill, but there is actually a clever (albeit expensive) strategy behind the parsed filings. If Swift was to run into problems with clearance for any one class, the other applications for the same mark will not be affected. Conversely, if all classes were claimed in one application and there was a clearance issue, the entire application process for each class would be stalled.

Below are some examples of the different classes of goods and services Swift has filed applications for.

Home Décor
Musical Instruments
Entertainment Services
Paper Products
Hair Accessories
Utensils and Containers

While some may be surprised at Swift’s aggressive protection strategy, it’s not uncommon for a big time celebrity to capitalize on registered trademarks. Swift has a major world tour on the horizon with a tremendous merchandising opportunity. This flurry of trademark applications could be a preventative measure to protect her brand from unauthorized use by vendors while she is promoting her music worldwide, or it could indicate a potential launch of a new line of products produced by Swift in anticipation of her tour.

Either way, there is a lot of money in the Taylor Swift brand— her net worth is currently at $200 million.

This is not the first time Swift has been in the spotlight for trademark issues. In 2014, she was sued by online clothing retailer Blue Sphere, Inc., over her use of the phrase “Lucky13”. Blue Sphere also did business under the name “Lucky13”, accusing Swift of infringing on their trademark by marketing her own line of goods bearing the name. The case is still ongoing.  

Docket Alarm can help you keep up with Taylor’s legal activity. Click here to view legal actions involving Swift. To receive updates, you can hit the “get new lawsuit alerts” button to keep tabs on Taylor.

Financial Firms Use Docket Alarm to Gain Insight Into Market Fluctuations

While Docket Alarm was built to be a one-stop legal research and analytics platform, its uses go well beyond the legal sector. Financial firms use Docket Alarm’s features to help track and analyze influential court cases that have the potential to impact the stock market. Additionally, firms can save time by using Docket Alarm’s automated, up-to-the-minute analytics to evaluate publicly traded companies, potential borrowers, and other entities.

High Frequency Day Trading

Some court decisions are so important they impact national and international financial markets. Decisions from these cases can cause stocks to sink or soar. Financial firms need to track these cases and quickly analyze their outcomes in order to make beneficial trades from these momentum swings.

Docket Alarm can help by providing day traders with immediate, up-to-the-minute updates on these important cases.
Users can set up email alerts for publicly traded companies involved in litigation and have updates delivered right to their inbox as frequently as they wish.

Docket alarm also has analysis software that provides users with near real-time case information along with the basic holding of each case. This information can be used by financial professionals to quickly determine a decision’s impact on the market. Case outcome have been known to cause market swings by 20%. Thus, informed traders who act early are in a unique position to benefit from these swings. Docket Alarm’s tracking and analytics provides financial professionals with the latest litigation updates to help them stay ahead of the market.

Financial professionals can sign up today at to receive the latest litigation updates that impact the market.

Docket Alarm is an advanced search and litigation tracking service for the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), Bankruptcy Courts, and Federal Courts across the United States. Docket Alarm searches and tracks millions of dockets and documents for thousands of users.

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