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What SCOTUS’ Decision to Scrutinize Social Security Act Appointments Clause Case Means for Arthrex

Last week, an order list issued by the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that the nation’s highest court had granted a pair of petitions for writ …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 2

Federal Circuit Finds Claims Patent Eligible Where Not Directed Solely to Printed Matter

On November 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed-in-part and vacated-in-part a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of …
By Rebecca Tapscott
8 days ago 7

This Week in Washington IP: ADR for Copyright Small Claims, Modernizing Federal Telework Programs and PPAC Quarterly Meeting at the USPTO

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Judiciary Committee will discuss a proposed bill that would create an alternative dispute resolution path for copyright small claims, …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 0

Core Wireless: Parsing the Data on Enforcement Trends Three Years On

To many patent practitioners, the Federal Circuit’s decision in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc. was a watershed moment. In particular, …
By Alexander Zajac
8 days ago 0

Free Advice to the New Administration: Weakening Bayh-Dole Courts Disaster

Almost two weeks after election day, it's still not entirely certain who won (has there ever been a crazier year than 2020), but it appears increasingly likely that …
By Joseph Allen
9 days ago 1

Implications of Filing Subsequent Patent Applications in the United States (Part III)

In Part I, the authors reviewed the law behind subsequent patent applications. In Part II, we reviewed the different types of subsequent applications. Part III will discuss …
By Gary Maze & Jeffrey Wendt
10 days ago 2

Squire Patton Boggs is seeking a Chemistry Patent Associate

The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs is seeking a Patent Associate with a minimum of four years of experience to join our Intellectual Property and …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 13: Tillis Moves on DMCA Reform and Iancu Support, China Copyright Law Amendments Include 10X Increase to Statutory Damages, EPO Extends Virtual Hearings

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit grants Apple’s motion to transfer Uniloc’s patent infringement case to the Northern District of California, while …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Vacates and Remands PTAB Decision on Basis of Analogous Art

Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, …
By Rebecca Tapscott
11 days ago 9

Harrity & Harrity Is Seeking a Patent Preparation & Prosecution Attorney

Harrity & Harrity, LLP is looking for remote or local patent professional superstars to join our team! Full-time or reduced hours available (1200 hr …

Facing the Consequences: Biden’s Transition Team Should Concern the IP Community

It is difficult to talk about political issues in the current environment in the United States but looming for the patent and innovation community is a potential …
By Gene Quinn
12 days ago 42

Federal Circuit Grants Apple Petition for Writ of Mandamus to Transfer Uniloc Suit

On November 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) granted Apple’s petition for a writ of mandamus directing the U.S. District …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Quiet Week for the Courts, Qualcomm Takes Semiconductor Suits to the PTAB

District court activity dropped to 38 new complaints this week, with 28 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions – one post grant review (PGR) and 27 inter partes reviews (IPRs) – …
By Jonathan Stroud
12 days ago 0

Illinois District Court Finds Appliance Controller Patents Ineligible under Alice/Mayo

On November 6, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, granted a motion to dismiss an infringement suit on the grounds that …
By Rebecca Tapscott
12 days ago 9

Breaking Down Moderna’s COVID-19 Patent Pledge: Why Did They Do It?

As Pfizer and BioNTech announced this week that results of their COVID-19 vaccine have exceeded expectations, the technology behind the vaccine (messenger RNA, or mRNA) has taken …
By Daniel Shores
13 days ago 1