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Reintroduced International Cybercrime Prevention Act Would Create New Cybercrime Violations, Increase Forfeiture and Injunctive Relief

On June 17, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators, including Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the International Cybercrime …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Industry Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Arthrex Ruling: Chaos Averted – or Just Delayed?

The Supreme Court issued a split 5-4 decision earlier today, in which a plurality of the Court agreed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 20

This Week in Washington IP: Improving Patent Quality to Protect Real Innovation, Legislative Markup of Big Tech Antitrust Bills and Promoting Rural Businesses in the SBIR/STTR Programs

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee hosts a hearing on Tuesday afternoon regarding efforts to improve “patent quality”, a buzzword that has …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1

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 months ago 5

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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago 1