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Nintendo Dodges $10.1 Million Jury Verdict in Texas Order Invalidating iLife Patent Under Alice

The U.S. District court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, overturned a $10.1 million jury verdict on January 17 against Japanese gaming giant Nintendo under the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 15

Episode 15: Kevin Jakel of Unified Patents (Part 2)

This episode is the second and final part of our interview with Kevin Jakel, the founder and CEO of Unified Patents. On this episode, we continue the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Selecting the Next Register of Copyrights, 5G Workforce Concerns and Smart City Models for U.S. Communities

This week in Washington, D.C., Congress is relatively quiet while the House of Representatives enters a district work period. In the Senate, the Commerce Committee will …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, January 17: IP Provisions in Partial U.S.-China Trade Deal Are a Boon for Pharma, IBM Joins LOT Network, and Alphabet Hits $1 Trillion Market Cap

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The new China-U.S Trade Deal offers stronger patent dispute mechanism for drug companies; IBM joins LOT Network and tops the …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 11

Latest IFI CLAIMS Report Shows U.S. Patent Grants Are Up 15% Over 2018

U.S. patent grants grew by 15% from 2018 to 2019, with IBM heading the pack for the 27th consecutive year, according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services’ 2019 report. There were 333,530 …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0

Views from the Top: IP Leaders Sound Off on Supreme Court’s Refusal to Wade into Patent Eligibility Debate

To the surprise and sorrow of some, but the relief of others, the Supreme Court earlier today denied certiorari in some key cases on patent eligibility law, …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 41

This Week in Washington IP: Increasing Inventor Diversity, USCMA Implementation and EU Investments Into R&D

This week in Washington-based IP events, the Senate will host a series of committee hearings to explore the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementation bill recently passed by …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 2

Other Barks & Bites, January 10: SCOTUS to Review Section 101 Petitions Today and Hear Oral Arguments in Trademark Cases Next Week

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Supreme Court will meet today for a conference during which it will consider several petitions regarding patent-eligibility under …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 4

This Week in Washington IP: Voting System Security, USMCA Implementation and Consumer Deception on the Internet

This week in Washington D.C., Capitol Hill remains rather quiet as both houses of Congress begin to return from the holiday recess. However, the House of …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, January 3: USPTO Names New CFO, CAFC Invalidates Zohydro ER Patent Claims, Ninth Circuit Says TTAB Proceedings Don’t Preclude District Court Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit affirms a district court’s obviousness finding invalidating Persion Pharmaceutical’s liver pain treatment patent; Deputy Trademark Commissioner …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0

Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2020

One of the longest running features on IPWatchdog is our Industry Insider’s series, which started out many years ago with an annual “wishes” article. Each year, …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 1

Looking Forward: Predictions and Thoughts for 2020

Each December, we ask a panel of industry experts to identify the Biggest Moments in IP for the previous year, and likewise ask them for their wishes …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 18

What Mattered in 2019: Industry Insiders Reflect on the Biggest Moments in IP

As we get ready to usher in the new year tonight, it is once again time to look back on the year behind us and to reflect …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 10

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 20: Inventor Rights Act Introduced, House Passes the USMCA, and Copyright Office Appoints Acting Register

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Inventor Rights Act is introduced into the House of Representatives; House overwhelmingly passes USMCA; major tech companies lobby the European …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 1

This Week in Washington IP: The Future of Work, Clean Energy Innovation Tax Incentives and the Impact of Bad Science on Public Policy

This week in our nation’s capital is fairly quiet as Congress gets ready to enter recess for the holiday season. On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0