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The Problem of IPR Infringement in India’s Burgeoning Startup Ecosystem

For a country of 1.3 billion people who pride themselves on ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative thinking, a significant percentage of the Indian population is woefully unaware of …

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, November 15: SCOTUS to Hear Booking.com Trademark Case, AG Barr Backs FCC Plan Against Huawei and ZTE, Copyright Office Eliminates Physical Material Submission Options

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit strikes down a district court’s finding of design patent infringement on summary judgment; the USPTO advises trademark …
By IPWatchdog
1 day ago 1

Delrahim, Simons Caution House Subcommittee Against Drawing Bright Lines on Antitrust Enforcement of Big Tech

The House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law yesterday heard from Joseph Simons, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General in …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 5

Eleventh Circuit Takes A Bite Out of Originality in Dentist Photographer Case

Ownership of a valid copyright requires that the work be independently created by the author and have some “minimal degree of creativity,” as required by Feist Publ’…
By Cole Carlson
2 days ago 3

SCOTUS Petition: Stats Show Losing Patent Owner-Appellants Have a 66% Chance of Being Rule-36ed Versus 18% for Losing Petitioner-Appellants

Chestnut Hill Sound, Inc. has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the Federal Circuit’s disparate practice with respect to issuing …
By IPWatchdog
3 days ago 7

Curing the Drug Label as Prior Art Malady at the PTAB

Petitioners challenging patents covering pharmaceuticals and biologics often use drug product labels as prior art in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). To effectively use a …

Amazon Primed to Disrupt Legal Field with Launch of IP Accelerator Program

E-commerce giant Amazon is “known for its disruption of well-established industries,” as the company’s Wikipedia entry will tell you. What started out as a humble online …
By Matthew Frisbee
3 days ago 3

A Look at the Chrimar Amici: Inventors and IP Organizations Advocate for Rehearing En Banc as Federal Circuit Calls for ALE Response

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) invited ALE USA Inc. to respond to Chrimar System Inc.'s petition for rehearing en …
By Nancy Braman
4 days ago 2

It Matters: A Former Administrative Patent Judge’s Take on Arthrex

As most of us know by now, in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., entered on Halloween 2019, a panel of the Federal Circuit held that the administrative …
By Richard Torczon
5 days ago 19

Oral Arguments in Allen v. Cooper Pit Court Precedent Against Rising Tide of State Copyright Infringement

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Allen v. Cooper (Case No. 18-877) on Monday, November 5, 2019. Petitioner Allen claims that the State of North Carolina infringed his …

Patent Rights at Risk, En Banc Review Needed in Chrimar v. ALE

Jury verdicts are supposed to be sacrosanct. The biggest opposition to the ratification of our Constitution in 1788 was due to its lack of protection for jury trials …
By Andy Schlafly
6 days ago 18

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, November 8: SCOTUS Hears Allen v. Cooper Copyright Case, U.S. Government Sues Gilead, Amici Submit Briefs to CAFC in Chrimar

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Trump Administration sues Gilead for infringement over HIVE PrEP treatment patents; Senators Inhofe and Wicker ask President Trump to show …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 0

Filling in the Holes: The CASE Act is Where Good Intention Meets Good Policy

While there are a number of falsehoods being spread about the CASE Act by those who philosophically oppose any legislation that will help the creative community, there …
By Terrica Carrington
8 days ago 0

The Absurdity Continues: Blackbird Cast as Latest Patent Troll

Two days ago, TechCrunch published an article touting an important victory by Cloudflare against an evil patent troll—Blackbird Technologies. In the article there is no mention …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 35

The Search for the ‘Inventive Concept’ and Other Snipe Hunts

Everybody in the patent world is talking about the latest atrocity from the Federal Circuit known as the American Axle decision, but few actually appreciate the true …