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Supreme Court Denies 43rd Petition for Cert on 101 Grounds in Villena v. Iancu

Villena v. Iancu (Supreme Court Dkt. No. 18-1223), which is the 43rd patent eligibility case to be considered for certiorari since the notorious Alice Corp. decision, was …

Federal Circuit to University of Minnesota: No State Sovereign Immunity For You

The Federal Circuit today ruled that The University of Minnesota (UMN)—an arm of the state of Minnesota—is not protected by state sovereign immunity from a …
By Eileen McDermott
3 days ago 13

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 14: TERM Act Targets Patent Evergreening, Senate Patent Eligibility Hearings Wrap, and Huawei Seeks Patent Licenses From Verizon

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Supreme Court’s decision in Return Mail prohibits the federal government from petitioning for America Invents Act (AIA) patent validity …
By IPWatchdog
3 days ago 0

Last Week at the PTAB: Apple Loses Joinder Motion, Comcast and Flywheel Succeed on Petitions, IBM Escapes Expedia Challenge

Last week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued 51 institution decisions, with denials narrowly edging out institutions by a 26-25 margin. In a decision on six …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

IPWatchdog to Host Its First-Ever Annual Meeting and Conference Next March

IPWatchdog will host its first Annual Meeting and Conference from March 15-18, 2020. The event will take place at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson in Dallas, Texas. Registration will …
By Gene Quinn
4 days ago 1

Huawei/CNEX and the Role of Trade Secrets in the U.S.-China Trade War

In late May, news reports surfaced regarding allegations of trade secret theft committed by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies that had been made in an Eastern District …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 2

Final Panelists at Senate 101 Hearing Stress Real-World Effects of Status Quo, Tillis Signals Changes to Draft Text

After three hearings and 45 witnesses, there were few new fundamental arguments advanced for or against reforming patent eligibility law at today’s final Senate IP Subcommittee hearing …
By Eileen McDermott
6 days ago 22

Patent Attorneys Address Implications of SCOTUS’ Return Mail Ruling

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service that the U.S. government doesn’t qualify as a “person” …
By IPWatchdog
6 days ago 4

Two Observations on Last Week’s Senate Hearings on Patent Eligibility Reform

Last week, all eyes were on the first two days of historic Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee Hearings, led by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chair of the Subcommittee, …
By Gene Quinn
7 days ago 17

SCOTUS Ruling in Return Mail Delivers Blow to Government Use of IPRs

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service in which the 6-3 majority held that the …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 6

Long Overdue Victory for the FTC Restores Balance to Standard Essential Patents

In a June 4 op-ed to IPWatchDog, James Edwards launched a scathing attack against Judge Koh and her 233-page ruling, which found Qualcomm to have engaged in anticompetitive …
By Alexander Prenter
7 days ago 0

Not Here to Start Trouble: Court Rules Documentary’s Use of Super Bowl Shuffle Was Fair Use

The Eighties are in! A contagious wave of nostalgia has infected popular culture with period TV series, from shows like Stranger Things to rebirths and reboots of …
By John Cannan
9 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 7: Delrahim Remarks on FRAND, SCOTUS Grants Cert in Copyright Case, Google Buys Looker

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's petition to the Supreme Court in a case against Apple; AAG Makan Delrahim's remarks about misuse …
By IPWatchdog
10 days ago 0

The Pathway to Foreign Damages for Patent Infringement

Automobiles, smartphones, laptops, medical devices, among other end products, contain scores of individual components supplied by vendors. For end products sold domestically, vendors for the components are …
By Zachary Silbersher
10 days ago 0

Mayo Response Brief in Athena v. Mayo at CAFC Argues Athena Claims Impede Treatment Decisions

The presently pending petition for en banc review in Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Servs., LLC has been addressed by Sherry Knowles and Meredith Addy and …
By Paul Cole
11 days ago 17