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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 18: Big Tech Critic Khan Sworn in as FTC Chair, CJEU Says Copyright Owners Can Request IP Addresses of Infringers, and International Cybercrime Prevention Act is Reintroduced

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senators Tillis, Whitehouse, Graham and Blumenthal reintroduce bill to prevent cybercrime amid record year for ransomware attacks; Senators Crapo and Wyden …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 4

First Circuit Rules Markham’s Development of ‘The Game of Life’ Was Work Made For Hire Not Subject to Termination Rights

On June 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a decision in Markham Concepts, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc. affirming a lower court’s …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 1

This Week in Washington IP: The Role of Patents in Innovation Policy, Final Public Roundtable on the Trademark Modernization Act, and Vetting CAFC Nominee Cunningham

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Antitrust Committee looks at anti-competition issues in the smart home electronics industry, while the full Senate Judiciary Committee meets …
By IPWatchdog
6 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 11: EU Parliament Calls for TRIPS Patent Waiver, Innovation and Competition Act Passes Senate, and Foreign Lawyers Can Now Sit for China’s Patent Bar

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Innovation and Competition Act passes Senate by a vote of 68-32; the Federal Circuit rules that it lacks jurisdiction to …
By IPWatchdog
9 days ago 3

This Week in Washington IP: Controversial Leahy Amendment Set to Pass as Part of U.S. Innovation and Competition Act; Where We Stand on the IEEE 2015 Business Review Letter; and March-In Rights Under Bayh-Dole

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate is set to pass the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, including a controversial amendment to the Endless Frontier …
By IPWatchdog
13 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 4: EU Plans Alternative to Vaccine Patent Waiver Proposal, CAFC Finds Prosecution Laches as Section 145 Defense for USPTO, and Antitrust Investigations into Facebook Marketplace Launched in EU and UK

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Officials in the European Union are developing an alternative proposal to the waiver of international patent rights under TRIPS for COVID-19 …
By IPWatchdog
16 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: First Public Roundtable on Trademark Modernization Act, Licensing the First U.S. Patent and Exploring Biden’s Broadband Infrastructure Plan

This week in Washington IP news, both houses of Congress remain quiet as the Senate and the House of Representatives enter scheduled work periods. Among policy institutes, …
By IPWatchdog
19 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 28: China’s Drug Patent Linkage System Goes Into Effect Next Week; Tillis Asks Copyright Office to Conduct Examination, State Bill Studies; and New USPTO Code of Conduct Rules

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO promulgated a final rule aligning the agency’s code of conduct with the ABA’s Model Rules, as well …
By IPWatchdog
23 days ago 2

This Week in Washington IP: FY2022 Budget Request for the NIH, The Role of IP Rights in Developing COVID-19 Vaccines and the DOE’s Science and Energy Research Enterprise

This week in Washington IP news, labor subcommittees in both the House and the Senate will review President Joe Biden’s discretionary funding request for the National …
By IPWatchdog
27 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 21: Congress Attacks AbbVie’s Humira Patent Practices, SCOTUS Denies Cert in Enbrel Patent Case and Germany’s Bundestag Passes Controversial ‘Minor Use’ Copyright Provision

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the House Oversight Committee takes action against AbbVie’s patent practices regarding its blockbuster drug Humira; TSMC increases microcontroller output by 60% …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0

IDEA Act Added as Amendment to U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) this week filed the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 as a substitute amendment to the Endless Frontier Act, thereby …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 6

This Week in Washington IP: Scrutinizing AbbVie’s Humira Patents, Budget Requests for NASA and DOD Technology, and the Future of Automotive Technologies

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate remains largely quiet on IP-related matters, although Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will make a keynote address at one of …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 14: Tai Testifies in Senate on IP Waiver; Australia Introduces Medical and Biotech Patent Box, China Announces 20% Growth in Belt & Road Country Patenting

This week in Other Barks & Bites: U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee, where lawmakers express their concerns about waiving IP rights …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

This Week in Washington IP: Reviewing Small Business R&D Funding Programs, Researching COVID-19 Variants and Building Department of Defense Cyber Capabilities

This week in Washington IP news, committees at the House of Representatives will convene hearings on several topics related to technological innovation, including the CLEAN Future Act’…
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

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
1 month ago 0