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District Court Finds Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Not Substantially Similar to ‘Joyful Noise’ Ostinato

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Monday granted Katy Perry’s motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) and …
By Rebecca Tapscott
7 days ago 0

In Memoriam: The Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff

It is with great sadness that I inform the intellectual property law community of the passing of the Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff on March 20, 2020.  He was 84 years …
By Stephen Kunin
8 days ago 7

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, March 20: USPTO Closes to Public, Levandowski Pleads Guilty, Israel Approves Generic Coronavirus Treatment

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO closes to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic while waiving various patent and trademark applicant requirements during “extraordinary situation;” …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 0

German Decision Puts Unified Patent Court Agreement in Jeopardy

Judges in Germany have dealt what may be a fatal blow to the project to create a Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe. In a decision published …
By James Nurton
8 days ago 15

Broadcom Asserts Patents Covering ‘Crucial Aspects’ of Netflix Content Delivery

On March 13, American semiconductor developer Broadcom Corporation filed a lawsuit in the Central District of California  alleging claims of patent infringement against streaming media producer and provider …
By Steve Brachmann
9 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Finds District Court Did Not Err in Jury Instructions On ‘Ordinary Observer’ Standard

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia finding that …
By Rebecca Tapscott
9 days ago 0

UPDATED: Global IP Offices Respond to COVID-19

We live in interesting times. No corner of professional or personal life seems untouched in at least some way by the latest coronavirus (named SARS-CoV-2) and the …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 1

Facebook v. Windy City: CAFC Strikes Down PTAB’s Approach to Joinder in IPRs

In Facebook v. Windy City Innovations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier today ruled that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) …
By IPWatchdog
9 days ago 2

Twisting Facts to Capitalize on COVID-19 Tragedy: Fortress v. bioMerieux

Unfortunately, some simply cannot help themselves but to use every opportunity – real or imagined – to take a cheap shot at a patent owner for having the audacity …
By Gene Quinn
10 days ago 6

Patent Filings Roundup: Uptick Despite COVID-19, Theranos Patents Reemerge

With Coronavirus delaying prosecution, preventing courts from empaneling juries, and keeping attorneys home with the kids, you would think filings would have dropped; instead, we saw a …
By Jonathan Stroud
10 days ago 0

Episode 16: Josh Malone – Bunch O Balloons Inventor

The latest episode of the Clause 8 podcast features an interview with Josh Malone – the inventor of Bunch O Balloons and America’s foremost advocate for reliable patent …
By Eli Mazour
10 days ago 0

Protecting Contracts in the Age of COVID-19: ‘Material Adverse Change’ Clauses

As outside general counsel to over 150 emerging growth companies in recent years, as well as to their venture capital and growth equity investors, and as someone who …
By Louis Lehot
10 days ago 3

CAFC Holds Sequenom’s Prenatal DNA Patent Claims Eligible Under 101

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has reversed a district court decision finding certain claims of two patents covering prenatal DNA testing …
By Eileen McDermott
11 days ago 12

Masters Offer Hope for Patents Despite Current Challenges

Experts speaking during IPWatchdog’s Virtual Patent Masters Symposium yesterday expressed concern over the state of the U.S. patent system, but also offered a number of …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 6

How TikTok Used Blockchain to Defeat Copyright Infringement

Having attained the title of the world’s second-largest economy, along with a constant influx of innovative companies and massive breakthroughs in digital development, China - often …
By Matej Michalko
11 days ago 6