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The Rush for Redskins Gear Underscores an Exponential Rise in Counterfeits

The Washington Football Team's (formerly the Washington Redskins’) move to change its name and logo has sparked a flurry of fans looking to “cash in” as national …
By Daniel Shapiro
7 days ago 2

An Argument for Mandatory Production of Limited Secondary Consideration Evidence by Petitioners in Inter Partes Reviews

The Federal Circuit has repeatedly confirmed that secondary consideration evidence is an integral part of an obviousness analysis (indeed, it “may be the most pertinent, probative, and …
By Kristin Doyle
7 days ago 8

Mintz Levin Is Hiring a Patent Agent with a PhD in Biological Sciences in San Francisco Office

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is looking for a Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences to join their San Francisco office. …

Co-ownership of Trademarks in Brazil: Key Changes

Brazil’s accession to the Madrid Protocol has included several important changes to the country’s trademark system, such as simplifying the registration of trademarks, reducing costs, …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 11: DOJ Says 2015 Letter on IEEE Policy Misinterpreted, Trademark Modernization Act Moves Forward, EU Creative Industries Decry Copyright Directive Implementation

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim tells the IEEE that an Obama-era letter from the Department of Justice on the standard setting …
By IPWatchdog
9 days ago 1

The UK’s Need to Protect Its Position at Home and Abroad: A Commentary on the UK Supreme Court Ruling in the Conversant Cases

Standards such as WiFi, GSM, 2G, 3G or 4G/LTE have been central to connecting the world. During the Covid-19 crisis, it was thanks to the technologies …
By Roya Ghafele
10 days ago 0

United States is Third Again in WIPO Global Innovation Index 2020

Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 report jointly with Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2020 GII Knowledge Partners, which included …
By Rebecca Tapscott
10 days ago 3

Pursuing a Better Harmonization of Copyright Law and Communications Law

Until 1976, the worlds of American copyright and communications law operated largely in parallel universes. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress is vested with the power “[t]o …
By Stuart N. Brotman
10 days ago 0

A Changing Economy Provides an Opportunity to Reassess Corporate IP Strategy

The current novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic fallout may provide a good opportunity to step back and reevaluate the way companies approach intellectual property. Many …
By Michael Hages
11 days ago 3

ITIF Report Recommends Enhanced U.S. Tax Incentives for R&D

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) yesterday released a report authored by John Lester and Jacek Warda, titled “Enhanced Tax Incentives for R&D Would Make Americans …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Lighthouse Campaign Snuffed Out, At Liberty to Sue, Express Train Rolls On

District court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent filings were at roughly steady-state again this week, with 36 PTAB petitions and 75 new patent infringement district court …
By Jonathan Stroud
11 days ago 0

Could COVID-19 Counterfeit Concerns Get Congress to Move Towards Passage of the Counterfeit Goods Seizure Act?

In late July, water bottle maker Hydro Flask and parent company Helen of Troy Limited filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 0

Revised Facebook v. Windy City Opinion Preserves Bar on Self-Joinder for IPRs, Remands to PTAB on Late-Filed Petitions

On September 4, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) modified and reissued its March 18, 2020 opinion in Facebook v. Windy City Innovations, LLC, following …
By Rebecca Tapscott
12 days ago 0

This Week in Washington IP: PPAC’s 2020 Annual Report, Biological R&D Within the U.S. Department of Energy and COVID-19’s Impact on University Research

This week in Washington IP news, Congress returns to work after August recess. Hearings at the House of Representatives focus on various topics relevant to R&D, …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 0

Computing on the Edge of a Pandemic: Rethinking Legal and Compliance Functions in a Rapidly Evolving Network Technology Architecture

On the heels of a global pandemic where safety requires that we socially distance and work from anywhere, demand is exploding for innovation to adapt to this …
By Louis Lehot
13 days ago 1