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This Week in Washington IP: Developing a U.S. AI Strategy, Digital Currencies During COVID-19, and Expanding Broadband Access

This week in Washington IP news, both houses of Congress remain (mostly) silent with August recess still ongoing. However, policy institutes continue to hold online events related …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 21: White House Reviews PTAB Amendments, Iancu Says IPRs Can’t Be Based on Applicant Specifications, and China Issues Second Draft of Copyright Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: news reports indicate that the White House is currently reviewing amendments proposed by the USPTO to amend the rules of practice …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 3

This Week in Washington IP: Regulatory Tech in the Financial Industry, Resilient Disaster Tech Infrastructure and USPTO Invention-Con 2020

This week in Washington IP events, both house of Congress remain silent during their August recesses, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) kicks off …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 14: Arthrex Files Reply at Supreme Court, Skidmore Appeals to SCOTUS in “Stairway to Heaven” Case, and Texas Jury Awards $506 Million Verdict Against Apple

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Arthrex files a reply in its Supreme Court case regarding the constitutionality of PTAB appointments, while another SCOTUS petition was filed …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Senator Tillis Urges USPTO to Adopt Administrative Changes

On August 10, Senator Tillis, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, sent a letter to United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 9

Artists Urge Bezos to Take Action Against the Streaming of Unlicensed Music on Twitch

On August 10, the Executive Board of the nonprofit organization Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) published a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.…
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Injunctions for SEPs, How Innovation Flourishes in Freedom, and Reviewing SBIR/STTR at the National Science Foundation

This week in Washington IP, both houses of Congress are quiet during August recess but patent and IP policy issues are front and center at the Hudson …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 7: USPTO Increases Fees for Patent Filings and AIA Trials, State AGs Ask HHS to March-In on Remdesivir, CAFC Denies American Axle Rehearing

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit denies petitions for en banc rehearing in a pair of patent cases regarding Section 101 eligibility and holds that …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: FTC Oversight, More Big Tech Antitrust Issues, and Promoting Cybersecurity During the Election Cycle

This week in Washington IP events, Congressional hearings on technology and innovation take place through Wednesday, while the House Government Operations Subcommittee kicked the week off Monday …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1

A Guide to Arthrex: Activity Heats Up in Petitions Pending with Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is currently considering several pleas to review the holding in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew I and Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew II in the form …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 31: Clarivate and CPA Global Announce Merger; Apple CEO Tells House Antitrust Subcommittee, ‘We Would Never Steal Somebody’s IP’; and China Issues Prison Sentences in Dyson Trademark Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO proposes rule changes to the agency’s professional conduct rules to align with model rules from the ABA; the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 2

Republicans Propose Legislation to Deny Visas to Those Accused of IP Theft

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced a bill titled the Protecting America from Spies Act, which targets …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 5

This Week in Washington IP: Fair Use and the DMCA, the PACT Act’s Impact on Section 230 and AI Tech for National Security

This week in Washington IP news, technology and innovation hearings are in full swing on Tuesday and get started with a Senate IP Subcommittee hearing on the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 24: Federal Circuit Says PTAB Can Consider 101 in IPR Motions to Amend, Senators Crack Down on COVID-19 IP Theft, and Cheetah Omni Petitions SCOTUS

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Congress passes the 2021 NDAA, including provisions of a sustainable chemistry research bill; the Federal Circuit says that the PTAB can consider …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 7

U.S. Chamber, Business Associations to World Leaders: Support IP and Business-Friendly Policies to Combat COVID-19

On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and national business associations of the UK, France, Germany, Korea, and Canada, published an Open Letter to Heads of …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1