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Cybergenetics Appeals Ohio Federal Judge Ruling that Alice Kills DNA Analysis Patents

On October 13, 2020, Cybergenetics Corp. (Cybergenetics) filed a notice of appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) from the decision of the …
By William J. Hoofe IV
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Judge Albright’s Latest Rules Ensure the WDTXs Place as the New Patent Rocket Docket

Numbers don’t lie. By any account, Judge Alan Albright’s Western District of Texas courtroom in Waco, Texas is the preferred venue for patent cases and …
By Victor Johnson
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We Made it to November: The IP Community Gives Thanks in a Year Like No Other

It began typically enough: the Supreme Court denied cert in Athena, Chargepoint and Trading Technologies; Brexit finally happened; the Federal Circuit refused to rehear Arthrex; and the …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Battle-Tested Off-Roading Patent Asserted; Jack Henry Battered Again

It was another light week at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), with 19 petitions filed (all inter partes reviews [IPRs]), while 78 district court complaints brought us …
By Jonathan Stroud
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Federal Circuit Affirms $90 Million Verdict Against GSK Inhalers

On November 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Vectura Limited v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC in which the appellate court …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 0

U.S. and EU Copyright Law Developments Reviewed at INTA Annual Meeting

Last week, during the International Trademark Association's (INTA's) all-virtual 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting, panelists Naomi Jane Gray, Axel Nordemann and Catherine Zaller Rowland discussed perspectives in Copyright …
By Rebecca Tapscott
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The Threat to the New Madison Intellectual Property Approach

Makan Delrahim, the Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Antitrust Division, has received much-deserved acclaim from fellow intellectual property hawks for his …
By Roger Klein
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Future Visioning the Role of CRISPR Gene Editing: Navigating Law and Ethics to Regenerate Health and Cure Disease

As society adjusts to a new world of social distance and remote everything, rapid advancements in the digital, physical, and biological spheres are accelerating fundamental changes to …
By Louis Lehot
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CAFC Issues Modified Opinion on IPR Estoppel Following Panel Rehearing Petition

On November 20, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a modified opinion following a petition for panel rehearing filed by Network-1. The …
By Rebecca Tapscott
4 days ago 1

When it Pays to Talk About Your Secrets

The conversation begins, “Can you keep a secret?” “Yes, of course,” they say. What happens next? Naturally, you tell them what it is that you are going …
By James Pooley
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Congress, the ITC and the Biden Administration Must Move Forward to Stop Samsung’s IP Abuse

Last week, years of arguing and contention came to an end. The fight I’m referring to was not a political campaign, but that doesn’t make …
By John Michaelson
5 days ago 8

Federal Circuit Sides with Inventors on Analysis of California Employment Contract Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday reversed a district court finding that an inventor of water park surfing attractions breached his employment …
By Eileen McDermott
5 days ago 0

Why It’s Time to Board the PCT Train: The Benefits of Filing U.S. Patent Applications via the PCT First

I am going to make a bold statement: every non-provisional patent application for an invention originating in the U.S. should be filed via the Patent Cooperation …
By John White
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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Seeks An Experienced Trademark Prosecution Attorney

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP seeks an experienced trademark prosecution Attorney for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Am Law 50 firm …

A Look at BPTO Data on Pharmaceutical Patents Subject to the Minimum Term of Ten Years From Grant

A key issue of discussion with respect to the Brazilian patent system has to do with patents granted by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) under …
By Kene Gallois
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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 20: USPTO Extends Comment Period for Discretion on PTAB Institutions, ITC Rescinds Orders in Rovi Case Against Comcast and CAFC Says CBM Determinations Not Appealable Under Thryv

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO issues a final rule on trademark fee adjustments at the agency and also extends the public comment period for …
By IPWatchdog
8 days ago 2

Panelists Address Growing Threat from ‘Brand Restrictions’ at Virtual INTA Annual Meeting

Restrictions on the use of branding symbols are a growing and serious threat to IP rights, according to a panel of trademark specialists speaking at the online …
By James Nurton
8 days ago 1