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IPWatchdog LIVE Launches with Judge Albright; First Ever Paul Michel Award Goes to Kappos

Day one of IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 in Dallas, Texas, kicked off on Sunday, September 12, with a fireside chat between David Henry of sponsor Gray Reed and Judge Alan …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 5

Tillis and Leahy Urge USPTO to Address Inconsistent Prior Art Statements by Patent Applicants at the FDA

On Thursday, September 9, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) sent a letter addressed to Drew Hirshfeld, performing the functions and duties of the Director of …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 2

Report: Almost One-Third of IPR Proceedings are Settled

Our recent IPR Intelligence report covers the inter partes review (IPR) filing activity at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2021. Over the …
By Pedram Sameni
6 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 10: HHS Secretary Proposes USPTO and FDA Collaborate on Drug Patents, Judge Koh Nominated to the Ninth Circuit and Tillis and Leahy Pen Letter on Inconsistent Patent Applicant Disclosures

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senators Thom Tillis and Patrick Leahy ask the USPTO’s Drew Hirshfeld what the agency will do to enforce patent disclosure …
By IPWatchdog
7 days ago 1

Third-Party Trademark Usage and Likelihood of Confusion

When examining trademark applications, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) assesses whether the applied-for trademark presents a likelihood of confusion among consumers as compared to …
By Theodore Chiacchio
7 days ago 0

Judge Lucy Koh Tapped for Ninth Circuit Alongside Seven Other Biden Nominees to Federal Bench

President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated eight new judges for federal courts, including Judge Lucy Koh for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. …
By Eileen McDermott
8 days ago 11

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge Hits Hardware Stores, Media Websites; Home Security Cam ITC Fight Goes Live

It was a heavy week for patent filings, with 78 new district court complaints and 41 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, all inter partes reviews (IPRs). …
By Jonathan Stroud
8 days ago 3

Commerce Department Announces National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday that it has established a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Committee that will advise the President and other …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 1

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath is Seeking an Intellectual Property – Trademark Prosecution Associate

The Faegre Drinker Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Media (T-CAM) Team is seeking an experienced trademark prosecution attorney for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath …

O’Malley Splits from Majority in CAFC Denial of Mandamus to Stop IPR Institution on Patents Subject to Arbitration

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today issued an order denying MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc.’s appeal and Petition for Writ of Mandamus …
By Eileen McDermott
9 days ago 6

Ninth Circuit Affirms Permanent Injunction Preventing Guest-Tek From Petitioning PTAB for Validity Challenges to Nomadix Patents

On September 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a pair of decisions in Nomadix, Inc. v. Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. on appeal …
By Steve Brachmann
9 days ago 0

The Market For IP-Based Financial Offerings Is Finally Maturing

Intangibles, and particularly intellectual property, are curious assets. By some estimates, intangibles comprise a large overall percentage of the S&P 500’s total value. Yet – as most …
By Michael Gulliford
9 days ago 3

U.S. District Court Holds that AI Algorithms Cannot Be Listed as Inventors on Patents

On September 2, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a decision granting a Motion for Summary Judgment for the United States Patent …

This Week in Washington IP: Think Like a USPTO Examiner, Prepping Arguments for AIA Trials and a Look at the Changing Cyber Threat Landscape

This week in Washington IP events, both houses of Congress remain quiet during regularly scheduled work periods. However, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will …
By IPWatchdog
10 days ago 1

USPTO’s Patent Quality and Pendency Programs are Bearing Fruit

According to Strategic Goal 1 of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) FY2020 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR), the USPTO is committed to high-quality …