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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 18: USPTO Announces COVID-19 Provisional Patent Pilot, Copyright Office Issues MMA Ruling and China Issues Draft Patent Linkage Measures

This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP agency announces that registered trademarks have increased past 28 million and also releases draft patent linkage measures in conjunction …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 0

USPTO Council on Expanding Innovation Gets Mixed Reactions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) earlier this week announced the creation of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI), an initiative ostensibly intended …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 6

Squire Patton Boggs Is Seeking to Hire a Patent Attorney or Agent

Squire Patton Boggs is seeking to hire a Patent Attorney or Agent with a minimum of three years of experience in patent prosecution to join our Intellectual …

Packet Intelligence Asks CAFC to Rehear Panel Analysis on Patent Marking Under Arctic Cat

Packet Intelligence, LLC has filed a combined request for rehearing and rehearing en banc with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, asking the …
By Eileen McDermott
3 days ago 0

Panelists Provide Perspectives on The Gender Gap in Stem Education, Funding and Inventorship

As IPWatchdog’s Virtual CON2020 continues, in a session on Day 7 titled “The Gender Gap: Stem Education, Funding & Inventorship,” a panel discussed the current underrepresentation of women …
By Rebecca Tapscott
3 days ago 0

Tech Companies’ Lawsuit Against USPTO, Small Business Inventors’ Motion to Intervene Highlight Need to Address NHK-Fintiv Factors Via Rulemaking

On September 9, a panel of three administrative patent judges (APJs) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying institution of a petition filed …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 7

Patent Filings Roundup: CBM Goes Out with a Whimper; Board Denies Unwired Planet Challenge After District Court Verdict; Fortress-Owned Divx Targets Devices

District court filings were substantially lulled this week, with about a third of what’s normal—33—filed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s 32 petitions, propped …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 days ago 0

The ‘Inventorpreneur’, America’s Economic Savior

As we start to approach the apex of the COVID-19 pandemic, the next hurdle will be solving the economic crisis. Getting people back to work will be …
By Robert N. Schmidt
4 days ago 4

Acer v. Intellisoft Petition Rebukes CAFC for Disrespecting SCOTUS Precedent, Ignoring District Court

Greenberg Traurig and The Rader Group – which is headed by retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall Rader - …

New USPTO Council Aims to Strengthen U.S. Innovation By Increasing Participation of Underrepresented Groups

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced yesterday a major initiative to “build a more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem by encouraging participation demographically, geographically, …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 11

Ninth Circuit Holds that Jersey Boys Did Not Infringe ‘Protected Expressive Elements’ of Autobiographical Book

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a decision on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of …
By Rebecca Tapscott
6 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: DMCA Reforms, Google Antitrust Issues and Supporting the U.S. AI Workforce

This week in Washington IP developments, events get underway with a few programs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including the first day of a …
By IPWatchdog
6 days ago 1

The Rush for Redskins Gear Underscores an Exponential Rise in Counterfeits

The Washington Football Team's (formerly the Washington Redskins’) move to change its name and logo has sparked a flurry of fans looking to “cash in” as national …
By Daniel Shapiro
6 days ago 2

Mintz Levin Is Hiring a Patent Agent with a PhD in Biological Sciences in San Francisco Office

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is looking for a Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences to join their San Francisco office. …

Co-ownership of Trademarks in Brazil: Key Changes

Brazil’s accession to the Madrid Protocol has included several important changes to the country’s trademark system, such as simplifying the registration of trademarks, reducing costs, …