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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

This Week in Washington IP: Curbing Online Piracy, Expanding VC Funding Outside of Traditional Hubs and USPTO’s 14th Annual IP Attaché Roundtable

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate IP Subcommittee holds a hearing on emerging methods of combating online piracy, from private agreements to anti-piracy technology, while …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 11: Tillis Bill Would Make Illegal Streaming a Felony; PTAB Rule Changes Eliminates Presumption Favoring IPR Petitioners; FTC Files Antitrust Suit Against Facebook; EPO Study Shows Exponential Growth of ‘4IR’ Tech

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the FTC files an antitrust suit against Facebook in U.S. district court over monopolistic business acquisitions and anticompetitive conditions on …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1

This Week in Washington IP: The Future of EU-U.S. Data Transfers, Senate Judiciary Committee Looks at Section 230 Again, and Increasing Supercomputer Resources for AI Research

This week in our Washington IP events, the Senate Judiciary Committee convenes another meeting to discuss Sen. Graham’s bill to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

New WIPO Sector Leaders Include United States’ Lisa Jorgenson

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced on Friday that Lisa Jorgenson, former Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Group Vice …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 4: FTC Issues Hatch-Waxman Patent Settlement Report, Germany Approves Unified Patent Court and Bipartisan Entrepreneurship Bill Introduced in Congress

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit affirms the PTAB’s finding that a prior art reference was publicly available before the filing date of …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Comments are Piling Up in Response to the USPTO’s Request Regarding Discretion to Institute AIA Trials

As of December 1, 750 comments had been received in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s “Request for Comments on Discretion To Institute Trials Before …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 6

This Week in Washington IP: Tech Antitrust During Biden, ADR for Copyright Small Claims and Cybersecurity in State and Local Governments

This week in Washington IP news, Senate committees will convene a series of business meetings, including one by the Senate Judiciary Committee to look at a proposed …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 20: USPTO Extends Comment Period for Discretion on PTAB Institutions, ITC Rescinds Orders in Rovi Case Against Comcast and CAFC Says CBM Determinations Not Appealable Under Thryv

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO issues a final rule on trademark fee adjustments at the agency and also extends the public comment period for …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 2

Federal Circuit Considers CBM Review Under Thryv on Remand from SCOTUS

On November 17 the Federal Circuit affirmed a determination of the PTAB that claims were obvious in view of the prior art in an appeal that was returned …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1

Federal Circuit Holds Google Forfeited Claim Construction Arguments Not Presented to PTAB

On November 13, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of the Board in In re: Google Technology Holdings LLC. In particular, the CAFC upheld a decision of the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: ADR for Copyright Small Claims, Modernizing Federal Telework Programs and PPAC Quarterly Meeting at the USPTO

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Judiciary Committee will discuss a proposed bill that would create an alternative dispute resolution path for copyright small claims, …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 13: Tillis Moves on DMCA Reform and Iancu Support, China Copyright Law Amendments Include 10X Increase to Statutory Damages, EPO Extends Virtual Hearings

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit grants Apple’s motion to transfer Uniloc’s patent infringement case to the Northern District of California, while …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Federal Circuit Grants Apple Petition for Writ of Mandamus to Transfer Uniloc Suit

On November 9, the Federal Circuit granted Apple’s petition for a writ of mandamus directing the Western District of Texas to transfer Uniloc’s patent infringement suit …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1

USPTO Appoints New General Counsel

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has appointed David L. Berdan as its new General Counsel, replacing Acting General Counsel, Nicholas Matich, who took over …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0