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CAFC: Parties Joined in IPRs are Not Estopped from Raising New Invalidity Grounds in District Court

On September 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas’…
By IPWatchdog
2 hours ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: House Judiciary Committee to Review Copyright Office Section 512 Report, Senate Committees Consider Copyright Small Claims Proposal and Subpoenas for Big Tech CEOs

This week in Washington IP events, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing at noon on Wednesday to explore the findings of the Copyright Office’s …
By IPWatchdog
1 day ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 25: Anonymous Precedential Decision Nominations at the PTAB, CAFC Rules on IPR Prior Art Estoppel in District Court and DOJ Issues Section 230 Proposals

This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP administration releases draft provisions on the protection of geographical indications; Chief APJ Scott Boalick announces a new form …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

Iancu Updates Users on Filing Stats Amid Pandemic During IPO Annual Meeting Address

In his address to the Intellectual Property Owners Virtual Annual Meeting yesterday, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu said that, despite sharp declines in filings and renewals, COVID-19 seems …
By IPWatchdog
7 days ago 3

This Week in Washington IP: COVID-19 Counterfeit Concerns, Federal Data Privacy Legislation and Marine Energy Technology Innovations

This week in Washington IP events, intellectual property concerns take center stage on Thursday afternoon, when the Senate IP Subcommittee takes a hard look at increased risks …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 0

Shira Perlmutter to Head U.S. Copyright Office

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that Shira Perlmutter, the Office’s Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, has been chosen …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 18: USPTO Announces COVID-19 Provisional Patent Pilot, Copyright Office Issues MMA Ruling and China Issues Draft Patent Linkage Measures

This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP agency announces that registered trademarks have increased past 28 million and also releases draft patent linkage measures in conjunction …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 0

New USPTO Council Aims to Strengthen U.S. Innovation By Increasing Participation of Underrepresented Groups

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced yesterday a major initiative to “build a more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem by encouraging participation demographically, geographically, …
By IPWatchdog
14 days ago 11

This Week in Washington IP: DMCA Reforms, Google Antitrust Issues and Supporting the U.S. AI Workforce

This week in Washington IP developments, events get underway with a few programs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including the first day of a …
By IPWatchdog
15 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 11: DOJ Says 2015 Letter on IEEE Policy Misinterpreted, Trademark Modernization Act Moves Forward, EU Creative Industries Decry Copyright Directive Implementation

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim tells the IEEE that an Obama-era letter from the Department of Justice on the standard setting …
By IPWatchdog
18 days ago 1

ITIF Report Recommends Enhanced U.S. Tax Incentives for R&D

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) yesterday released a report authored by John Lester and Jacek Warda, titled “Enhanced Tax Incentives for R&D Would Make Americans …
By IPWatchdog
20 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: PPAC’s 2020 Annual Report, Biological R&D Within the U.S. Department of Energy and COVID-19’s Impact on University Research

This week in Washington IP news, Congress returns to work after August recess. Hearings at the House of Representatives focus on various topics relevant to R&D, …
By IPWatchdog
21 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Vacates District Court Invalidity Judgment Based on Judicial Estoppel

On August 28, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts’ claim construction in …
By IPWatchdog
22 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 4: CAFC Issues Modified Opinion in Facebook v. Windy City, USIJ Letter to Senate Supports PTAB Reforms, and United States Holds Third in WIPO Global Innovation Index

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Modified Opinion issued in Facebook v. Windy City at CAFC; the Alliance for U.S. Startups and Inventors for Jobs (USIJ) …
By IPWatchdog
25 days ago 0

New Group Copyright Registration Option Raises Questions Around Definition of ‘Published’ in the Digital Age

The United States Copyright Office recently released a New Group Registration Option for Short Online Literary Works (GRTX), which would allow an applicant to register up to 50 …
By IPWatchdog
28 days ago 0