This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions, one in a trademark case appealed from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and one in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The court affirmed the Boards in both opinions. Here are the opinions’ introductions.
Pure & Simple Concepts, Inc. V. IHW Management Ltd. (Nonprecedential)
Pure & Simple Concepts, Inc. appeals the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to dismiss its opposition proceeding against I H W Management Limited, d/b/a The Finchley Group. The Board found that there was no likelihood of confusion between Pure & Simple’s various INDUSTRY marks and Finchley’s BLUE INDUSTRY mark and that there was no dilution of Pure & Simple’s mark. Accordingly, the Board dismissed both claims. For the reasons stated below, we affirm.
Iron Oak Technologies, LLC. v. Microsoft Corp. (Nonprecedential)
Iron Oak Technologies, LLC appeals from three final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”), each holding claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,699,275 (“the ’275 patent”) unpatentable over the prior art. Microsoft Corp. v. Iron Oak Techs., LLC, No. IPR201900106, 2020 WL 633707 (P.T.A.B. Feb. 7, 2020); Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Iron Oak Techs., LLC (Samsung I), No. IPR2018-01552, 2020 WL 633816 (P.T.A.B. Feb. 7, 2020); Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Iron Oak Techs., LLC (Samsung II), No. IPR2018-01553, 2020 WL 633822 (P.T.A.B. Feb. 7, 2020). For the reasons explained below, we affirm as to all three decisions.