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This Week in Washington IP: Aligning Medicare and Telehealth During COVID-19, Library of Congress Budget Hearing and Balancing Privacy and Innovation in Virtual Reality Tech

This week in Washington IP news, the House of Representatives hosts a pair of hearings that may interest IP enthusiasts: the House Legislative Branch Subcommittee will convene …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 26: Tillis Tells Biden to Oppose Anti-IP Efforts at WTO; China Patent Commercialization Jumps 2.5x During 13th Five-Year Plan; Federal Circuit Finds U.S. Navy Liable for Copyright Infringement

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senator Tillis asks Biden to snub anti-IP proposals to the World Trade Organization; China’s national IP agency released statistics for …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0

U.S. Copyright Office Issues New Final Rule on Group Registration for Albums

On Tuesday, February 23, the United States Copyright Office issued a final rule that creates a new “group” registration option for albums of music and works related to …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Rebuilding U.S. Research Enterprises Post-COVID, Climate Change Innovation Strategies and Examining the SolarWinds Data Breach

This week in Washington IP news, both the Senate and the House of Representatives get back into their schedule of committee hearings with the Biden Administration starting …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Black Women Inventors Recall Their Paths to Success in USPTO Black History Month Event

On February 10, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted its annual Black History Month program, “Contemporary Black Women Inventors.” The event spotlights Black inventors and …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 4

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 19: Tillis Advises Biden on USPTO Director Pick, CNIPA Issues Patent Application Quality Guidelines, and Digital Service Providers Pay $424 Million to Mechanical Licensing Collective

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a bill amending copyright law to increase liability for online platforms republishing news snippets is introduced into Canada’s Senate; Senator …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 3

This Week in Washington IP: Patent Litigation in China, RBG’s Enduring Legacy in Copyright and Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems

This week in Washington IP news, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hosts a hearing to explore how expanding access to broadband Internet access can address …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 12: USPTO Expects 3% Drop in Patent Application Filings During Pandemic, Federal Circuit Issues Three Precedential Decisions, China Releases Draft Drug Patent Linkage Rules

This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP agency releases a public draft of drug patent linkage measures for public comment; Acting USPTO Director Hirshfeld tells …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Fandango Accused by IP Licensing Company of Infringing Media Streaming Patents

Helios Streaming, LLC and IdeaHub, Inc. have filed a complaint against the popular online movie ticket sale and media streaming platform, Fandango Media, LLC, for patent infringement …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Microsoft Patent Reaches Beyond Death to Pseudo-Reincarnation

Reports surfaced last week that Microsoft was granted a patent in December for a way to allow people to have conversations with loved ones after they’re …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 5

This Week in Washington IP: Assessing Cyber Threats to Biden’s COVID-19 Response, PTAB Update at Quarterly PPAC Meeting and U.S.-Japanese Cooperation on High Tech Supply Chains

This week in Washington IP events, Congress continues to address early Biden Administration issues outside of the purview of intellectual property, although the House Homeland Security Committee …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 5: CAFC Strikes Down PTAB’s ‘Marked Deviation’ From IPR Petition; Fourth Circuit Rules on Appropriate Defense to Lanham Act Claims; and FTC Settles Action Against Zoom

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit vacated a PTAB ruling that invalidated patent claims over prior art on different grounds than those asserted by …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 4

Library of Congress to Establish Public Advisory Committee on Copyright Office Modernization

The U.S. Library of Congress, in a February 3 Federal Register Notice, responded to a December 2019 request by members of Congress to establish an advisory committee focused …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Federal Circuit Scolds Texas Court for Letting Transfer Motion Linger

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled on February 1 that Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright’s handling of a motion …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 21

This Week in Washington IP: Raimondo Nomination Hearings Continue, the EU’s Path to AI-Enabled Healthcare and Open Source Tools Impacting the Future of Science

This week in Washington IP news, both the House of Representatives and the Senate remain quiet during these early days of the 117th Congress, although the Senate …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0