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New Tillis-Leahy Bills to Boost Innovation: The Good, the Bad and the Nonsense

Earlier today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Ranking Member and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, introduced a pair of …
By Gene Quinn
7 minutes ago 0

IPWatchdog LIVE ‘Jurassic Patents’ Panel Explores Patenting Challenges for Life Sciences Innovation

On the final day of IPWatchdog LIVE last week, a panel titled “Jurassic Patents: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Life Science Innovation,” moderated by president and …
By Nancy Braman
6 hours ago 1

Third Circuit Joins Sister Courts in Ruling TTAB Decisions May Not Have Preclusive Effect

On September 17, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision that affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded a decision …
By Logan Murr
11 hours ago 0

Where Have All of the Ex Parte Appeals Gone?

Once a rejection by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is designated as at least one “final” office action (which typically occurs when the office …

This Week in Washington IP: Anticompetitive Acquisitions in Big Data, Copyright Protection in the Digital Age, and Connecting U.S. Innovation with National Security

This week in Washington IP news, various committees at the House of Representatives will meet to discuss the future of NASA’s activities in low-earth orbit, efforts …
By IPWatchdog
1 day ago 1

VIASAT is Seeking a Patent Agent for its Office in Carlsbad, CA

We are looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You will work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that …

A Kinder, Gentler ‘Death Squad’: Ten Years in, Despite Some Reforms, the USPTO is Still Killing U.S. Patents

Now that the 10th anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA) has passed, we can look back not only at the past decade, but also the reactions …
By Gene Quinn
2 days ago 16

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott is Seeking a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney

Eckert Seamans seeks a licensed patent agent or attorney to join their growing intellectual property team. This is a full-time, permanent position in Pittsburgh, …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 17: FTC Report Finds Big Tech Acquisitions Underreported, ITC Appoints OUII Investigative Attorney as Judge, and Hughes Dissents from CAFC’s Damages Remand in Omega Patents Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: IPWatchdog LIVE brought together thought leaders from the IP industry and major keynote speakers, including Judge Albright, Qualcomm’s Mark Snyder …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Trading Technologies Nets $6.6 Million; Regeneron Biologic Eye Injection Drug Patent Challenged Early; Semiconductor Challenges Roll On

An average week saw 54 district court patent filings and 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, the majority of the latter being associated with semiconductor litigation. A …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 days ago 0

VIASAT is Seeking a Patent Attorney for its Office in Carlsbad, CA

We are looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You will work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that …

Celebrating (?) the America Invents Act: Ten Years On, Many IP Stakeholders Say it’s Time for a Second Look

During IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 in Dallas, Texas, I asked a handful of willing attendees for their thoughts on the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) in anticipation …
By Eileen McDermott
5 days ago 11

Ten Years of the America Invents Act: Toward a More Objective and Accurate Patent System

When the America Invents Act (AIA) was before Congress a decade ago, it was heralded as the first comprehensive patent law since the 1952 Act. Ten years’ perspective …
By Joseph Matal
5 days ago 20

IPWatchdog LIVE Panel Asks if Federal Circuit is Killing Software Patents and Answers Definitively, ‘Yes’

On Day 2 of IPWatchdog LIVE, a lively morning panel was convened on the subject of “Is the Federal Circuit Killing Software Patents?” Though that question was answered …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 25

IPWatchdog LIVE Event Wraps Up with Featured Speakers Makan Delrahim and Vishal Amin

On day three of IPWatchdog LIVE in Dallas, Texas, former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), …
By IPWatchdog
6 days ago 0