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CAFC Affirms District Court Dismissal of Declaratory Judgment Under Doctrine of ‘Abstention’

On October 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. v. Sasso, affirmed a decision of a district court dismissing …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 0

3D Printing: Adoptability, Assurance, IP and Consumer Concerns

Conceiving of an idea and then turning that idea into an actual end-product were two distinct processes prior to the era of 3D printing. But thanks to …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, October 16: Federal Circuit Makes Claim Construction Rulings, Copyright Office Issues Section 1201 Proposed Rulemaking, China’s Legislature Discusses Enhanced Patent Protections

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Copyright Office issues a notice of proposed rulemaking on 17 proposed classes of use to be included in the eighth triennial …
By IPWatchdog
7 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Finding that Immunex Antibody Patent is Obvious

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Tuesday affirmed an invalidity decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent …
By Rebecca Tapscott
7 days ago 0

PTAB Precedential Decision Nomination Form Could Lead to More Controversial Decision-Making Outside of Informal Rulemaking

In late September, Bloomberg News reported that Scott Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), announced the introduction of a …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 3

Third Circuit Finds Stick-Shaped Cookie Trade Dress Invalid

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a decision of the district court that granted summary judgment to Lotte International America …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 0

Don’t Let the Pandemic End Your Startup: Tips for Shoring Up Agreements Among Business Partners

Starting your own business is exciting. Finding the right partner to share the same vision is vital for the company’s future success. However, people don’t …
By Louis Lehot
8 days ago 0

Techtronic Industries North America is Seeking to Hire a Trademark and Brand Protection Counsel

Techtronic Industries North America, Inc. (TTI) is seeking a Trademark & Brand Protection Counsel. This position reports to the Group Chief Patent Counsel of the IP_HQ team …

‘Myspace Laws in a Tik Tok World’ – Tillis asks Amy Coney Barrett about Patent Eligibility and Copyright Law

This afternoon on Capitol Hill, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Subcommittee, had …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 19

Patent Filings Roundup: Banks Targeted after CBM Expiry; Counterfeit Collections Suits on the Rise; Patent Food Fight

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings were down substantially this week, with just 16 filed, possibly given the rush to file before the fee increase probably cleared …
By Jonathan Stroud
9 days ago 0

Voices, Copyrighting and Deepfakes

Jay-Z recently tried to have a YouTube video removed for copyright violations. When YouTuber Voice Synthesis used an open-source program, Tacotron 2, to digitally impersonate Jay-Z's iconic voice …
By Ivy Attenborough
9 days ago 0

IPWatchdog Is Looking For A Full-time Executive-level Administrative Assistant

IPWatchdog, Inc., a family-owned Internet publication located in Loudoun County, Virginia, seeks a professional, executive-level administrative assistant who is a friendly, dependable, multi-tasker with a can-do attitude …

Patent Stakeholders Weigh in on High Court Decision to Hear Arthrex

The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in three cases involving Arthrex, Inc. focusing on the question of whether the administrative patent judges (APJs) of the …
By Eileen McDermott
10 days ago 11

A Massive Threat to Innovation Dodged—for Now

When people think of innovation at this moment, odds are they are thinking about innovation in the biotech and pharmaceutical sector, as the industry scrambles to invent …
By Tom Giovanetti
10 days ago 2

Federal Circuit Vacates District Court’s Summary Judgment Ruling, Slamming ‘Misdirected Lawyering’

On October 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in AntennaSys, Inc. v. AQYR Technologies, Inc., vacated and remanded a decision of the …
By Rebecca Tapscott
10 days ago 1