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PPAC Meeting: Filings Down Less Than Expected Overall, Office Calls on Congress to Release Previously Collected Fees

At the quarterly meeting of the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) on Thursday, Acting U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Drew Hirshfeld told attendees that …
By Eileen McDermott
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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 7: FTC Issues Report to Congress on Repair Restrictions, SCOTUS Calls for Solicitor General Brief in American Axle and USPTO Seeks to Hire Hundreds of Patent Examiners

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announces a hiring initiative to fill hundreds of patent examiner positions at its …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 0

USPTO After Final Petition Statistics – Are Things as Bad as They Appear? (Part VI)

While researching the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) treatment of final Office actions for previous articles (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, …

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is seeking a Litigation Associate

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is seeking an attorney with 4 to 7 years of experience who is interested in honing and expanding their skills and practice. This is a …

Stop Tripping Over TRIPS

The petition by South Africa and India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive most of the protections in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (…
By Philip Thompson
3 days ago 2

CAFC Affirms Decision Vacating Judgment and Injunction Due to Executive’s Misrepresentations

On May 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Central District of California to …
By Logan Murr
3 days ago 0

Mainstream Media Defends Patents? BBC Interview Indicates IP Talking Points on COVID Crisis May Be Reaching a Broader Audience

I happened to be listening to NPR yesterday morning, and caught an interview on BBC Newshour between the BBC’s Razia Iqbal and a representative of the …
By Eileen McDermott
4 days ago 2

Tai Says United States Will Back India-South Africa Proposal to Waive IP Rights Under TRIPS

Bloomberg first reported today that U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said that the United States will back a proposal by India and South Africa last year …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 24

Patent Filings Roundup: Litigation Explosion Fueled by IP Edge; Patent Plaintiff Seeking Defendants; Companies File Declaratory Judgment Against Landmark as Troll

The district courts saw an explosion of new patent filings last week (183, more than 100 over the weekly average to date), driven largely by dozens and dozens of …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 days ago 0

Indian Vaccine Economics: IP Rights are Not the Real Villain in India’s COVID-19 Emergency

The horrific second wave of COVID-19 in India has compelled the government to introduce an expedited vaccination drive from May 1, 2021, where all citizens above the age of 18 (…
By Eva Bishwal
4 days ago 9

Lessons from Ice Cube’s Lawsuit Against Stock Trading App in Right of Publicity/Trademark Infringement Case

The multi-talented Ice Cube famously said “It was a good day” in his hit song of the same name. But the hip-hop icon and his team probably …
By Nadia Aram
5 days ago 0

Looking Back at Soon-to-Be Chief Judge Moore’s Major CAFC Opinions

On April 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announced that Judge Kimberly Moore would take over the duties of Chief Judge when current …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 6

High Court is Poised to Un-Muddy the Section 101 Waters Nearly Seven Years After Alice

Could the United States Supreme Court once again weigh in on Section 101 subject-matter eligibility? With the Court having asked for the views of the Solicitor General yesterday, …

Peloton’s Online Exercise Class Patents: Past, Present and Future

Peloton Interactive, Inc. is a popular fitness company that offers high-end stationary bikes, treadmills, and online exercise classes. The demand for online exercise classes increased significantly during …
By Dr. Shuo Liu
6 days ago 16

Can Process Confer Structure to Distinguish the Art after Biogen v. EMD Serono?

Courts have long held that "an old product made by a new process is not novel and cannot be patented." The validity of  product claims have generally …

CAFC Affirms ITC Ruling for 10X Genomics, Finding Bio-Rad Infringed

On April 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed an International Trade Commission (ITC) decision in Bio-Rad Laboratories v. International Trade Commission & 10…
By Nancy Braman
6 days ago 2