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Examining the Data: Billions to Be Spent on Patent Renewal Fees in 2021 and Beyond

Around $8 billion is set to be spent this year on patent renewals at the top 10 patent offices. That total jumps to a staggering $184 billion due on all …
By William Mansfield
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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 5: China Gains on U.S. in Important Tech Sectors, DMCA Modernization Hearings and Copyright Office Studies State Sovereign Immunity Issues

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a study from Bertelsmann Stiftung shows that China has made great strides in obtaining patents for important tech sectors; the Federal …
By IPWatchdog
1 day ago 0

U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Federal Register Notice Announcing State Sovereign Immunity Study

On June 3, the U.S. Copyright Office published a Federal Register notice regarding a study it is initiating to “evaluate the degree to which copyright owners are …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 day ago 1

Startup and User Reps Square Off with Independent Creators in Panel Two of DMCA Hearing

Earlier this week, the Senate IP Subcommittee met to hear from two panels of witnesses about whether and how to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 6

Fintiv & Thryv Highlight PTAB-District Court Patent Litigation Interplay: Parties Must Heed the Discretionary Denial Trilogy

The establishment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) forever changed district court patent litigation. Recently, the PTAB’s increased use of its discretionary denial authority …

Clause 8, Episode 19: Sarah Tsou – Patent Litigation Funding

This episode features an interview with Sarah Tsou, who is an investment manager for patent litigation at the world’s leading litigation funder, Bentham IMF (now part …
By Eli Mazour
2 days ago 0

CAFC Finds Administrative Procedures Act Claims Against USPTO Barred for Lack of Final Agency Action, Statute of Limitations

On May 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Odyssey Logistics and Technology Corporation v. Iancu in which the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: NPE District Court Filings Skyrocket, Target Automotive Industry; Another Fortress/Uniloc IPR Denied Under Director’s Discretion Due to Pending Trial

This week’s 40 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings—39 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and one post grant review (PGR)—are up slightly from the average, …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 days ago 11

District Court Finds Palomar’s ‘Pick and Place’ Patent Invalid Under 101

In a follow-up to a decision earlier this month blocking an attempt by Palomar Technologies, Inc. to bar new prior art references based on IPR estoppel, the …
By Rebecca Tapscott
3 days ago 19

Navigating Amazon’s Neutral Patent Evaluation in Real Life: Part II

In part one of this series, I outlined the preliminary steps I took on behalf of my client “Bill” to initiate Amazon’s Neutral Patent Evaluation Process. …
By Angélique McCall
3 days ago 10

Design IP Seeks Experienced Patent Attorney or Agent

Design IP, a small intellectual property boutique law firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, seeks a patent attorney or agent to join our growing practice. This is a …

Third Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing on DMCA: The ‘Grand Bargain’ is No Longer Working

In the first part of a two-panel hearing today on whether the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is working for the 21st Century, Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee …
By Eileen McDermott
4 days ago 5

Examining the USPTO’s Patents 4 Partnerships Platform

Intellectual property (IP) is a “bridge to collaboration” between companies, and not just a “weapon of competitive warfare.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched …

PTAB Invalidation of Zaxcom Claims to Emmy-Winning Microphone Tech Heads to CAFC

On May 26, Zaxcom filed an appeal brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) requesting review of the Patent Trial and Appeal …
By Rebecca Tapscott
4 days ago 1

WIPO Revises and Expands AI Policy Issues

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published a Revised Issue Paper on Artificial Intelligence and IP Policy. The Revised Issues Paper updates the Draft Issues Paper …
By James Nurton
5 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Reconsidering the DMCA Takedown System, Bridging Gaps in Federal Data Privacy Legislation, and Developing Technologies for Inclusive Cities

This week in Washington IP events, the Senate IP Subcommittee convenes a hearing to look at recent recommendations made by the U.S. Copyright Office regarding the …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1