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Vidal Confirmation Hearing Should Provide a Hint at What’s Ahead for Patent Owners

IPWatchdog has been told that Kathi Vidal, who is President Biden’s nominee for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States …
By Gene Quinn
13 minutes ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Microelectronics, Amending Section 230 Immunity for Big Tech, and the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics

This week in Washington IP news, committee hearings in the House of Representatives will focus on ways to ensure that America retains global leadership in microelectronics, proposed …
By IPWatchdog
3 hours ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Light Week Leading up to the Holidays Sees Record District Court Terminations

Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving has come and gone. A light week last week headed into the holidays saw 20 Patent Trial and Appeal Board filings (two more against MemoryWeb, …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, November 23: Senate Democrats Renew Call for TRIPS Waiver, SCOTUS Denies Right of Publicity and Initial Interest Confusion Appeals, and Apple Files Petition for Cert on Licensee Standing to Challenge Patent Validity

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Supreme Court denies petitions for certiorari in cases over Lanham Act claims asserted by professional models against strip clubs using …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 2

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Seeks An Associate, Patent Agent or Technical Specialist

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is seeking a a talented Associate, Patent Agent or Technical Specialist to join our Electrical/Computer Science practice group.  This full-time, permanent position will …

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Seeks an Intellectual Property Associate or Patent Agent

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is currently seeking a talented Associate or Patent Agent to join their Chemical and Biotechnology practice groups.  This full-time, permanent position will be located …

This is What’s at Stake if WTO Removes Protections for Lifesaving Medicines

Experts agree: The COVID-19 vaccines are one of humanity’s greatest achievements. The previous record for vaccine delivery was almost five years; today’s innovators delivered the …

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is Seeking a Trademark Associate Attorney

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is seeking a Trademark Associate Attorney for their Trademark Practice Group.  This full-time, permanent position will be located in their Chicago, IL …

McNees Wallace & Nurick Is Looking to Hire a Copyright/Trademark Associate

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC is recruiting an Intellectual Property Attorney (Copyright/Trademark) with at least 5 years of relevant experience. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC has offices in Harrisburg, …

Photographer’s SCOTUS Petition Argues State School Liable Under Takings Clause for Copyright Infringement

On November 15, Houston-area aerial photographer Jim Olive Photography filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up an appeal from …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 1

FDA Resists FOIA Request for Vaccine Approval Info as Biden Administration Offers to Share it with the World

From the “one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing” category, believe it or not, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is effectively refusing …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 5

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 19: Global Value of Music Copyright Up 2.7% in 2020, Kanter Confirmed as DOJ Antitrust Head, and Ireland Adopts EU Copyright Directive

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The USPTO is postponing until January 2023 the filing fee for patent applications not filed in DOCX format; a recent Global Value …
By IPWatchdog
10 days ago 0

Is Europe Running Out of Trademarks? Professor Beebe Talks EU Trade Mark Depletion

Is the European trademark system a victim of its own success? This was the question posed by Professor Barton Beebe of NYU School of Law at the …
By James Nurton
10 days ago 4

Avery Dennison is Seeking a Junior IP Counsel Based in Mentor, OH

Avery Dennison is actively looking for someone to join their diverse team of talents. As a Junior IP Counsel, you will be providing global intellectual property (“IP”) …

Tarantino Pulp Fiction Dispute Spotlights the Contentious Relationship between NFTs and IP Rights

Director Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 Pulp Fiction, considered among the most influential films in modern history, has emerged as a test case of sorts for issuing non-fungible tokens (…
By Bruce Berman
11 days ago 4