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This Week in Washington IP: Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Microelectronics, Amending Section 230 Immunity for Big Tech, and the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics

This week in Washington IP news, committee hearings in the House of Representatives will focus on ways to ensure that America retains global leadership in microelectronics, proposed …
By IPWatchdog
4 hours ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, November 23: Senate Democrats Renew Call for TRIPS Waiver, SCOTUS Denies Right of Publicity and Initial Interest Confusion Appeals, and Apple Files Petition for Cert on Licensee Standing to Challenge Patent Validity

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Supreme Court denies petitions for certiorari in cases over Lanham Act claims asserted by professional models against strip clubs using …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 2

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 19: Global Value of Music Copyright Up 2.7% in 2020, Kanter Confirmed as DOJ Antitrust Head, and Ireland Adopts EU Copyright Directive

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The USPTO is postponing until January 2023 the filing fee for patent applications not filed in DOCX format; a recent Global Value …
By IPWatchdog
10 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Leahy Announces He Won’t Run Again; Demystifying Crypto Assets, and Building Resilience Against Ransomware in the United States.

This week in Washington IP events, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the current Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, announces that he will not …
By IPWatchdog
14 days ago 4

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 12: NIH to File Suit Challenging Moderna’s Patent Ownership, EU General Court Affirms Massive Google Fine, and U.S. Government Warns Tech Companies About IP Risks in EU’s Digital Markets Act

This week in Other Barks & Bites: news reports indicate that the United States has warned American tech companies about disclosure rules in the EU’s Digital Markets …
By IPWatchdog
17 days ago 1

Massie Introduces Bill to Repeal PTAB, Abrogate Alice

Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) on November 5 introduced a bill, titled the Restoring America's Leadership in Innovation Act of 2021 (RALIA), HR 5874, that would repeal the Patent Trial and …
By IPWatchdog
20 days ago 9

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 5: CSET Study Shows China Dominating Robotics Patents, Spain Adopts EU Copyright Directive, Google Enters $1 Billion Cloud Partnership with CME Group

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit clarifies the “reasonable expectation of success” standard while reversing the PTAB’s obviousness determination regarding patent claims covering …
By IPWatchdog
24 days ago 0

Biden Names Delaware Judge Leonard Stark to Replace O’Malley on CAFC

President Joe Biden today announced that Judge Leonard Stark of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware is his latest nominee for the U.…
By IPWatchdog
26 days ago 17

This Week in Washington IP: Cleaning Up Counterfeit Goods from Online Marketplaces, The Impacts of Automation on the Future of Work, and Digital Trade in the EU

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Judiciary Committee hosts a hearing Tuesday morning to discuss various legislative efforts designed to address the rampant issue of …
By IPWatchdog
28 days ago 1

The Patents Keeping the Zombies at Bay

The fear of being buried alive, also known as Taphophobia, dates back centuries and reached a peak during the nineteenth century, when it was difficult to determine …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 2

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, October 29: EU-Africa Joint Communiqué Avoids Mention of TRIPS Waiver, Ninth Circuit Says AZ Dealership Data Privacy Law Not Preempted by Copyright Act, and Bayer’s Xarelto Patent Rights in EU Extended Until 2026

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit issues a partial remand asking the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to analyze the distinctiveness of the “…
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 2

Kathi Vidal Has Been Nominated to Head USPTO

As predicted by IPWatchdog, Kathi Vidal has now been officially nominated by President Joe Biden as the next Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 28

This Week in Washington IP: Deregulating Agricultural Biotechnology, State Sovereign Immunity and IP Infringement, and Copyright Law in Artificial Intelligence

This week in Washington IP events, the U.S. House of Representatives hosts a pair of committee hearings on tech subjects, including a joint hearing of the …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, October 22: Tillis Co-Sponsors Cyber Incident Reporting Act, Samsung Faces Major Smartphone Ban in Russia, and House Passes Four Telecommunications Infrastructure and Competition Bills

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Facebook comes to a preliminary agreement on copyright royalties with French news publishers; Senator Thom Tillis announces his support of a …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

This Week in Washington IP: Pride in Patent Ownership Hearing, Library of Congress Modernization Oversight and NASA’s Role in Low-Earth Orbit Space

This week in Washington IP events, the Senate IP Subcommittee convenes a hearing on Tuesday afternoon to debate the Pride in Patent Ownership Act, which would increase …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0