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Your Licensees’ Patent Marking Program is Also Your Concern

As an in-house IP attorney, you may take comfort in knowing that your patent marking program is thorough, well-established, and properly executed. You have standardized procedures to …
By McCord Rayburn
2 hours ago 0

CAFC Says Removal Improper, Trade Secret Case Didn’t Necessarily Raise Patent Law Issues

In a precedential opinion, Intellisoft v. Acer, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in a decision authored by Judge Dyk, held that the United …
By Rebecca Tapscott
6 hours ago 0

US Department of Energy (DOE) Seeks Patent Attorney

The Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for a Patent Attorney to join its law practice and be responsible for the protection and administration of Intellectual Property (…

The Evolution of University Technology Transfer: By the Numbers

In recent years there has been a paradigmatic shift towards commercializing technology through startups. There is a universal understanding that university inventions are in early technology readiness …

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Efforts to Villainize Biotech, Pharma over COVID-19 are Political Theater and Opportunism

If the objective is to beat this virus as fast as possible it simply isn’t helpful to talk about the compulsory licensing of drugs that don’…
By Gene Quinn
1 day ago 6

Amici Urge Supreme Court to Grant Celgene’s Petition on Constitutionality of Retroactive IPRs

Law professors recently filed an amicus brief in support of the Celgene's petition for writ of certiorari to take up Celgene Corp v. Peter on appeal from …
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 days ago 6

Silent Summer: What COVID-19 Means for the Class of 2020

Law firms are not at all immune to this pandemic since their clients aren't.  Most law firms have cut partner pay, and cut the pay of associates …
By Raymond Van Dyke
2 days ago 9

Q1 2020 Patent Litigation Filings Show Western District of Texas is the New Venue of Choice

Our regularly published litigation report shows that, for the first quarter of 2020, just over 80% of the cases filed in West Texas were brought by NPEs, with only …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 days ago 2

TTAB Finds Standing for AT&T Mobility to Oppose Registration of CINGULAR

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has recently issued a decision allowing an opposition proceeding to continue after finding that opposer AT&T Mobility had standing …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 0

This Week in Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 3: PTO and Copyright Office Extend Deadlines, Canada Coronavirus Law Includes Patent Circumventions

This week: the COVID-19 pandemic causes USPTO and Copyright Office to extend deadlines while the FCC embarks on a pair of telehealth and connected care initiatives to …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

Bad Spaniels Make Bad Law: Ninth Circuit Says Dog Toy is an Expressive Work Entitled to First Amendment Protection

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a squeaking dog toy resembling a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey is an expressive …
By Jared Kagan
5 days ago 1

Study Suggests Individuals and Startups More Likely to Face Invalidly under Alice

To the surprise of Lemley and Zyontz, their study uncovered a striking disparate treatment in the way federal courts handle patent eligibility matters based on entity size, …

Emergency Distance Learning and Fair Use

[A] teacher creates a transformative work, which falls into the protective bubble of Fair Use, when they craft a message, enhance their students’ educational experience, or educate …
By Heidi Tandy
6 days ago 2

How Misaligned Incentives Are Now Killing Us

Today, like so much of the rest of the world, the United States is faced with many shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic, including personal protective equipment, …
By Andrew Berks & Gene Quinn
7 days ago 18

Focusing on the Details: What Two Recent USPTO Matters Can Teach Us About Patentability Analyses

Two matters currently pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office illustrate the consequences of focusing upon details of a claim rather than upon the claimed …
By Daniel Hanson
7 days ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: Robot Vacuum Wars, PTAB Filings Dip, Pharma Litigation Abounds

This week’s District Court filings were robust, with a dip in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings--a big chunk of which were related to a …
By Jonathan Stroud
7 days ago 1

PTAB Braces for Remands as the Federal Circuit Denies Stay in Arthrex

On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) denied the USPTO’s unopposed motion to stay issuance of the mandate in Arthrex v. Smith & …
By Rebecca Tapscott
7 days ago 3

Equitable Considerations Warranted Departure from First-To-File Rule

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled on an appeal regarding a Pennsylvania district court’s decision to decline jurisdiction over a …

Is Unified Patents a War Profiteer?

Is Unified a war profiteer?  Of course, they are. But they are only one cog in the larger worldwide scheme of the most powerful multinational corporations whose …
By M. David Hoyle
8 days ago 44