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CAFC Evenly Splits on En Banc Rehearing of American Axle’s Driveshaft Patent

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued Orders granting a request for panel rehearing and denying a request for rehearing …
By Rebecca Tapscott
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Request for Amici: Tell SCOTUS to Incentivize Original Fictional Characters through Copyright

Some fictional characters are heroes; others are villains. Some mimic reality and others personify fantasy. And some appear in comic books and video games, while others in …
By Patrick Arenz
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USIJ Report Reveals Consequences of a Weakened U.S. Patent System

There is a symbiotic relationship between innovation and patents. The innovation that we say we most want is cutting-edge innovation that requires time, money and determination to …
By Gene Quinn
6 hours ago 2

A Look Inside Patent Processes at the USPTO: Effects of the Pandemic and Upcoming Changes

On Thursday, July 30, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld and other USPTO staff updated attendees of IPWatchdog and LexisNexis’ webinar, “A …
By Eileen McDermott
11 hours ago 1

Strategic Patents, P.C. is Seeking a Full-time Patent Attorney or Agent

Strategic Patents, P.C., a suburban Boston patent boutique with busy practice is seeking to hire a patent attorney or patent agent with at least 2 years of …

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A Guide to Arthrex: Activity Heats Up in Petitions Pending with Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is currently considering several pleas to review the holding in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew I and Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew II in the form …
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Finding Fame in Brazil: Five Tips for Success When Requesting ‘High Renown’ Trademark Status

Since 2014, when a decision of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office came into force that held trademarks could obtain “high renown” status through a specially-created procedure, there …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 31: Clarivate and CPA Global Announce Merger; Apple CEO Tells House Antitrust Subcommittee, ‘We Would Never Steal Somebody’s IP’; and China Issues Prison Sentences in Dyson Trademark Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO proposes rule changes to the agency’s professional conduct rules to align with model rules from the ABA; the …
By IPWatchdog
3 days ago 2

Askeladden Brief Asks SCOTUS to Grant U.S. Government’s Petition to Reconsider Whether PTAB APJs Are Principal Officers Under the Appointments Clause

On July 29, Askeladden LLC filed an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Government’s combined petition for a writ of certiorari in U.S. v. …

Pabst Patent Group LLP Seeks Patent Agent or Scientific Advisor with Ph.D. in Chemistry

Pabst Patent Group LLP is seeking a Patent Agent or Scientific Advisor with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Primary responsibilities include drafting patent applications and responses to …

Judge Dyk Departs from Majority’s Obviousness Analysis on Gaming Service Patent Claim

The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that found FanDuel had failed to prove that claim 6 of Interactive …
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Republicans Propose Legislation to Deny Visas to Those Accused of IP Theft

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced a bill titled the Protecting America from Spies Act, which targets …
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What’s Fair? Senate IP Subcommittee Contemplates Problems with Copyright Fair Use Regime

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property on Tuesday continued its year-long series of hearings on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), this time focusing …
By Eileen McDermott
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Split CAFC Holds That a State Asserting Sovereign Immunity May Not Be Joined as Involuntary Plaintiff

On July 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of …
By Rebecca Tapscott
5 days ago 0

Patent Filings Round-up: Small Companies Challenge Landmark Lawsuits; Raft of Uniloc/Samsung settlements; Koss Goes After Headphone Market

There was a spike in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings this week—almost double the average, at 56—driven in part by eight new petitions (adding …
By Jonathan Stroud
5 days ago 1

Sage Advice on Rising Above Petty Partisanship from Senator Robert Dole

Former Senator Robert Dole turned 97 last week, but he's still very much engaged in what's going on right now. He just wrote a powerful op-ed, Innovation is …
By Joseph Allen
5 days ago 2

Squire Patton Boggs Seeks Experienced Patent Attorney

The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs is seeking a Patent Attorney with a minimum of three years of experience in patent prosecution to join our …

The New Patent Texas Hold’Em: Before Going All In, Attorneys Should Know that Marshall and Waco are Different Decks

As a jury consultant with a wide breadth of experience across the country, I am often asked about the favorability of certain venues, but I was surprised …
By Ryan Malphurs
6 days ago 4

Federal Circuit Reverses TTAB Ruling on Standing for Petition to Cancel Condom Trademark

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday that Australian Therapeutic Supplies Pty. Ltd. has “a real interest” in cancelling the registration for …
By Eileen McDermott
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USPTO Report Cites Incremental Growth in the Number of Women Inventor-Patentees

This month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a report titled “Progress and Potential: 2020 update on U.S. women inventor- patentees” (the Report). The …
By Rebecca Tapscott
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