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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 22: Iancu and Peter Step Down from USPTO, CJEU Asked Whether Preliminary Injunction Standard Burdens Patent Owners, SCOTUS Denial Leaves Invalidation of Idenix Genus Patent Claims Untouched

This week in Other Barks & Bites: an industry group representing French news publishers and Google reached a first-of-its-kind agreement on a copyright licensing framework for republishing news …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 2

Innovation Alliance Urges Biden Administration to Support Patent Rights

On January 11, Brian Pomper, Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance, sent a letter to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris urging support for strong patent rights and …
By IPWatchdog
7 days ago 24

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 15: Copyright Office Issues Final Rule on Unmatched Musical Works Under MMA, $1 Billion Copyright Verdict Against Cox Communications Upheld, USPTO Publishes Report on China IP Filings

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO issues a report on the impacts of non-market forces encouraging larger numbers of bad-faith patent and trademark applications from …
By IPWatchdog
9 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Resetting America’s Research Priorities, Section 230 Under Biden and Exploring the FCC’s Actions on 5G Spectrum

This week in Washington IP news, committees in both the Senate and the House of Representatives are quiet after a week of national turmoil, and as we …
By IPWatchdog
13 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms TTAB Dismissal of QuikTrip’s Opposition to Convenience Store Mark

On January 8, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and …
By IPWatchdog
13 days ago 0

CAFC Dismisses Appeal as Moot, Prost Dissents in Part

On January 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) dismissed ABS Global's appeal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent …
By IPWatchdog
14 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 8: Court Ruling Forbids Amazon’s AWS Logo in China, Amicus Briefs Filed in Arthrex and Copyright Office Issues Rule on MMA’s Public Musical Works Database

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit enters a noninfringement ruling for uCloudlink after reversing the district court on claim construction and moots ABS’ appeal …
By IPWatchdog
16 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court Ineligibility Decision under Alice

On December 29, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a district court’s decision dismissing Simio’s patent infringement action against FlexSim …
By IPWatchdog
18 days ago 16

Wish Upon a Star: Experts Share Their Wildest IP Dreams for 2021

We have already published industry roundups on the biggest moments in IP for 2020 and predictions and thoughts for 2021. But the longest running industry insider feature on IPWatchdog …
By IPWatchdog
20 days ago 6

This Week in Washington IP: Accepting China’s Tech Dominance, How AI is Transforming the World and Countering Military Drone Threats

This week in Washington intellectual property (IP) events, both houses of Congress are quiet in the lead-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration as President later this month. …
By IPWatchdog
20 days ago 2

What to Watch in 2021: IP Stakeholders Offer Predictions and Thoughts for the New Year

Each December, we ask industry experts to identify what mattered in IP for the previous year, as well as their wildest IP dreams for the new year. …
By IPWatchdog
23 days ago 11

What Mattered in 2020? Industry Experts Have Their Say on This Year’s Biggest Moments in IP

As we get ready to usher in the new year this week (hopefully in smaller groups than usual), it is once again time to look back on …
By IPWatchdog
28 days ago 2

More Iconic (and Patented) Toys and Games: A 2020 Update

It’s Christmastime yet again and we return to a holiday feature made popular in recent years by IPWatchdog Founder Gene Quinn: a roundup of patents covering …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 2

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 18: WIPO Report Shows Drop in Global Patent App Filings, Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of RICO Claims Against Google, and CNIPA Issues First Batch of Guiding Administrative Cases

This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP administration issues a first batch of guiding administrative cases for IP enforcement; the EU’s highest court finds …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Tillis Targets Criminal Streaming Services with ‘Protecting Lawful Streaming Act’

On Thursday, December 10, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, released text of bipartisan legislation titled the “Protecting Lawful …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 3