Late yesterday and this morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, one nonprecedential opinion, and one nonprecedential order. In the precedential opinion, the court affirmed a judgment of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In the nonprecedential opinion, the court affirmed a judgment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. And the nonprecedential order dismisses an appeal. Here are the introductions to the opinions and link to the dismissal.

In re Charger Ventures LLC (Precedential)

Charger Ventures LLC appeals from a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision that denied registration of Charger’s trademark SPARK LIVING on grounds of likelihood of confusion with an earlier registered trademark, SPARK. On appeal, Charger challenges the Board’s likelihood of confusion determination. Because the Board’s determination is supported by substantial evidence, we affirm.

LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. v. Baker Hughes Holdings, LLC (Nonprecedential)

LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (“LSPI”) appeals from two final written decisions on inter partes review by the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) holding that claims 8–10 of U.S. Patent 8,022,118 (the “’118 patent”), claims 1–5 of U.S. Patent 8,450,249 (the “’249 patent”), claim 3 of U.S. Patent 8,426,498 (the “’498 patent”), and claims 1–9 of U.S. Patent 8,450,250 (the “’250 patent”) are unpatentable as obvious. . . . We consolidated these appeals for oral argument and we decide both of them in this opinion. We affirm.