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Banner Witcoff is Seeking a Biotech or Chemistry Patent Attorney

Banner Witcoff is seeking a Biotech or Chemistry Patent Attorney with 5 or more years of experience in patent prosecution for its Chicago, IL or Washington, DC offices. …

In re Surgisil: Boon, Burden, or Mixed Bag for Patent Applicants and Patentees?

Last week, the Federal Circuit Court reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision in In re Surgisil, L.L.P., overturning the Board’s ruling that …

This Week in Washington IP: Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, Challenges with Carbon Removal and the USPTO Hosts the 2021 Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

This week in Washington IP news, Congress is largely quiet except for a hearing of the House Artificial Intelligence Task Force regarding ethical frameworks for developing artificial …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 0

IP Goes Pop! Ep #9: Patent Stars- Celebrities Get Patents Too

In this episode of IP Goes Pop!, hosted by Volpe Koenig intellectual property attorney Michael Snyder, Michael takes listeners on a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard as he …
By Michael Snyder
8 days ago 0

Lights, Camera, Impact: The Case for Video-Based Online Meetings in the IP Context and Beyond

In the IP field, and countless others, online or virtual meetings have become ingrained in professional life, an enabler of remote working in the age of COVID-19 …
By Carlo Cotrone
8 days ago 0

Eagle Forum Event Participants Delve into Patent Eligibility ‘Goulash’

The extreme uncertainty that U.S. patent eligibility “validity goulash” jurisprudence has caused is wreaking havoc on inventors, especially those working on emerging technologies. It is also …
By James Edwards
9 days ago 14

Banner Witcoff is Seeking a Trademark Attorney

Banner Witcoff is seeking a trademark attorney for its Chicago, IL or Washington, DC offices, who will handle all aspects of trademark prosecution, counseling, and enforcement. Banner …

India Amends Patent Rules and Reduces Fees by 80% for Educational Institutions

On September 21, 2021, India's Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry published amended Patents Rules, 2021, to amend the 2003 …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, October 8: Tillis Sends Letter to USTR on TRIPS Waiver for Copyright, SCOTUS Seeks Solicitor General Brief on PersonalWeb’s Cert Petition, and CAFC Rules NDA Forum Selection Clause Doesn’t Preclude IPR Petitions

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Second Circuit affirms an attorneys’ fee award to Spanish Broadcasting System after finding that key plaintiff witness was “basically making …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 0

Senator Tillis Letter to Ambassador Tai: TRIPS Waiver (Copyright)

Dear Ambassador Tai: I write you again today for the fourth time about the Biden Administration’s waiver of international obligations under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual …
By Senator Thom Tillis
11 days ago 5

New Survey Methods Address Consumer Uncertainty in Trademark Law

Decades of trademark litigation cases have relied on survey evidence that aims to assess what consumers in the marketplace subjectively believe to be true. These methods are …

Beware the Shadow Statute: ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project is Quite the Fright

American creators know how to celebrate Halloween: Whether they’re writing a mystery novel, shooting a horror movie, or painting a calavera, they’re a huge part …
By Frank W. Cullen Jr.
12 days ago 0

CAFC Says Forum Selection Clause in NDA Does Not Apply to Inter Partes Review

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today held in a precedential decision authored by Judge Chen that a non-disclosure agreement’s (NDA’…
By Eileen McDermott
12 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Uniloc (Fortress) Waves White Flag; IP Edge Files Dozens of Complaints to Start Third Quarter; Joao NPE Sues Texas Border Health Clinic, Withdraws

The third quarter came in like a wrecking ball, with district court patent filings spiking to 121 (roughly double average, driven entirely by a huge 48-complaint dump by …
By Jonathan Stroud
12 days ago 7

Report: Top IPR Law Firms of 2021

The annual IPR Intelligence Report evaluates all stakeholders in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings each year. Here, we will reveal some of the best law firms involved …
By Pedram Sameni
12 days ago 5