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The Rise of Australia’s Small Boutique Patent and Trademark Firms

A recent study by IP blogger Mark Summerfield discussed the winners and losers as far as Australian patent filings are concerned, and there is a clear indication …
By Andy Mukherji
1 hour ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 10: China Patent Filings Increase Despite COVID-19, CJEU Says Government Committees Subject to GDPR and CAFC Revives Part of Uniloc Motion to Seal in Apple Patent Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit extends Arthrex to ex parte appeals and vacates part of a denial of a motion to seal filed …
By IPWatchdog
23 hours ago 2

On Goodwill Versus History and the Potential Renaming of Franklin Pierce Law School

According to the Concord Monitor, the University of New Hampshire is being petitioned by several students to drop the name of Franklin Pierce from the law school. …
By Gene Quinn
2 days ago 34

IPWatchdog Launches Weekly Comic Strip, ‘Informal Drawings’, by Peter Sleman

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce the launch of our weekly comic series, brought to you by Wei & Sleman founding partner, Peter Sleman. Peter’s Comic Strip, appropriately …
By Renee C. Quinn
2 days ago 3

The New Standard: Licensing Scenarios and Patented Technologies Relevant to Versatile Video Coding

Versatile video coding (VVC), also known as Future Video Coding (FVC) or H.266, is a video compression standard that was released on July 6 and is being positioned …
By Subodh Thali
2 days ago 0

CAFC Vacates Order Denying Attorney Fees to ShoppersChoice.com

On July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded an Attorney Fee Order of the U.S. District Court for …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Extends Arthrex Holding to Ex Parte Proceedings

On July 7, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in In re: Boloro Global Limited, granted a motion by Boloro Global Limited (Boloro) …
By Rebecca Tapscott
3 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: A Suit Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes, a Fishy Competitor Fight, and Sisvel’s Continued Monetization Efforts of 3G Blackberry Patents

It was another relatively normal week at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with 30 patent filings—two post grant reviews (PGRs), 28 inter partes reviews (IPRs)—and another …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 days ago 0

Ninth Circuit Reverses Functionality and Fame Findings in Office Chair Trademark Case

On June 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Blumenthal Distributing v. Herman Miller, Inc. in which the appellate court …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Upholds Patent for Biologic Drug Enbrel; Judge Reyna Dissents

On July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a holding of the U.S. District Court for the District of New …
By Rebecca Tapscott
4 days ago 1

Trademark Lessons from BLACK LIVES MATTER Name Confusion

Many people are looking for ways to support the Black community and to encourage police reform following the death of George Floyd and others by police. One …
By Sheldon Klein & Hannah Lutz
4 days ago 1

How Patent Races Impact Innovation

When it comes to patents, timing matters. If two inventors are working on the same invention, it is the one who races to the patent office first …
By Neil Thompson
5 days ago 14

This Week in Washington IP: Algorithmic Biases in AI, Federal Funding of R&D Programs and Digitalization-Driven Improvements to Energy Efficiency

This week in Washington IP news, a pair of committee hearings in the House take a look at the use of artificial intelligence in contact tracing and …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

Unified Patents is Seeking Full-time Senior Legal Counsel

Unified Patents is again growing its legal department and seeks to add another experienced, registered patent attorney to the team to prosecute and litigate matters in-house. This …

Supreme Court’s Booking.com Ruling Signals Uptick in Registration of ‘Generic.com’ Marks

On Tuesday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit’s holding that BOOKING.COM is a protectable trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark …
By John Strand & Amanda Slade
6 days ago 3