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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 30: EU Commission Enforces Compliance with Digital Single Market Copyright Rules, German High Court Rules on Lindt Chocolate Bunny Marks and Another Setback for Gil Hyatt in Suit Against USPTO

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a German high court rules that Lindt’s gold foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies have trademark protections; Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley …
By IPWatchdog
1 day ago 0

DABUS Gets Its First Patent in South Africa Under Formalities Examination

South Africa’s patent office has granted the first patent for an invention conceived by an artificial intelligence (AI) inventor, DABUS. The country does not have a …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 15

Second CAFC Judgeship Opens as O’Malley Retirement Announced

According to U.S. Courts and as reported by IPLaw360 earlier today, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) Judge Kathleen O’Malley announced …
By IPWatchdog
3 days ago 9

This Week in Washington IP: Energizing Technology Transfer, Case Studies in International Offshore Wind Innovation and Celebrating 75 Years of the Lanham Act

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a series of bills that could limit pharmaceutical patent owners’ ability to enforce their patents …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 23: FTC to Enforce Antitrust Laws Against Repair Restrictions, USPTO Updates Arthrex Guidance, and FAIR Contributions Act Introduced to Study Big Tech USF Contributions

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit clarifies “teaching away,” “commercial success” and “blocking patents” doctrine in PTAB reversal; a trio of Republican Senators introduce …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 1

EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal Backs Videoconference Hearings

Oral proceedings before the EPO Boards of Appeal can be held by videoconference, even without the consent of the parties, during a general emergency, according to a …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Senate Set to Confirm Cunningham; Restoring American Leadership in Patent Law; and Supporting Cybersecurity by Stopping Ransomware

This week in Washington IP news, the U.S. Senate will vote on Tiffany Cunningham’s confirmation to the Federal Circuit, replacing Judge Evan Wallach; and a …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 1

This Week in Washington IP: SBA Innovation Programs for Creating New Jobs, Law Enforcement’s Use of Facial Recognition Tech, and Punishing Pay-for-Delay Agreements in the Pharmaceutical Sector

This week in Washington IP news, committees in the House of Representatives will host several hearings related to appropriations for various agencies under the jurisdiction of the …
By IPWatchdog
19 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 9: Biden Order Targets IP Industry Practices, German Constitutional Court Nixes Challenge to Unified Patent Court and Google Faces New Antitrust Suit Over App Store Practices

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a Fact Sheet announcing a Biden Administration Executive Order on competition policy includes measures aimed at cracking down on perceived anti-competitive …
By IPWatchdog
22 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 2: Kroll Disbarred, NCAA Issues Policy on Student-Athlete NIL Rights, USPTO Issues Interim Rule Under Arthrex

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Michael Kroll, an often-sanctioned patent attorney, is barred from practice before the USPTO; the Federal Circuit orders Judge Albright to grant …
By IPWatchdog
29 days ago 2

Industry Commenters Say Minerva Ruling is a Win for Employee Mobility

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., Cytyc Surgical Products, LLC that the doctrine of assignor estoppel”—which bars …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 2

This Week in Washington IP: Cryptocurrencies Setting Millennials on FIRE, Increasing R&D for Fire Science Innovation, and Debating the CLEAN Energy Act

This week Washington IP news, the Senate remains quiet on Capitol Hill but several committee hearings in the House of Representatives will explore the state of federally-funded …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 25: EPO Board of Appeal Issues Preliminary DABUS Decisions, Tillis Sends Out QFRs on ‘Gold-Plated Patents,’ CJEU Clarifies Online Platform Liability for User Uploads of Infringing Works

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The EPO Board of Appeal issues preliminary communications on artificial intelligence-invented DABUS patents; the House Judiciary Committee passes a legislative package …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 12

Reintroduced International Cybercrime Prevention Act Would Create New Cybercrime Violations, Increase Forfeiture and Injunctive Relief

On June 17, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators, including Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the International Cybercrime …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1