Last 24 Hours

An Emerging Section 101 Expansion to Section 112(a) Enablement? The Federal Circuit Should Stop It Now

The most dominant, divisive issue in patent law over the last decade—Section101-eligibility and the Supreme Court’s Mayo-Alice framework—appears to have just become more …

CAFC Affirms-In Part District Court’s Refusal to Seal Uniloc’s Confidential Information

On July 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed in-part and vacated in-part a decision of the U.S. District Court for …
By Rebecca Tapscott
19 hours ago 0

More Recent Posts

The Rise of Australia’s Small Boutique Patent and Trademark Firms

A recent study by IP blogger Mark Summerfield discussed the winners and losers as far as Australian patent filings are concerned, and there is a clear indication …
By Andy Mukherji
2 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 10: China Patent Filings Increase Despite COVID-19, CJEU Says Government Committees Subject to GDPR and CAFC Revives Part of Uniloc Motion to Seal in Apple Patent Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit extends Arthrex to ex parte appeals and vacates part of a denial of a motion to seal filed …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 2

A Case Study in Protecting Internet Quiz IP

Along with cat memes, TikTtok videos and electoral manipulation, the Internet is enriching people’s lives with the instant quiz. Whether seeking to gauge one’s resemblance …
By Cyrus Sanai
3 days ago 3

On Goodwill Versus History and the Potential Renaming of Franklin Pierce Law School

According to the Concord Monitor, the University of New Hampshire is being petitioned by several students to drop the name of Franklin Pierce from the law school. …
By Gene Quinn
3 days ago 56

IPWatchdog Launches Weekly Comic Strip, ‘Informal Drawings’, by Peter Sleman

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce the launch of our weekly comic series, brought to you by Wei & Sleman founding partner, Peter Sleman. Peter’s Comic Strip, appropriately …
By Renee C. Quinn
3 days ago 4

The New Standard: Licensing Scenarios and Patented Technologies Relevant to Versatile Video Coding

Versatile video coding (VVC), also known as Future Video Coding (FVC) or H.266, is a video compression standard that was released on July 6 and is being positioned …
By Subodh Thali
4 days ago 0

CAFC Vacates Order Denying Attorney Fees to ShoppersChoice.com

On July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded an Attorney Fee Order of the U.S. District Court for …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Extends Arthrex Holding to Ex Parte Proceedings

On July 7, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in In re: Boloro Global Limited, granted a motion by Boloro Global Limited (Boloro) …
By Rebecca Tapscott
4 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: A Suit Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes, a Fishy Competitor Fight, and Sisvel’s Continued Monetization Efforts of 3G Blackberry Patents

It was another relatively normal week at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with 30 patent filings—two post grant reviews (PGRs), 28 inter partes reviews (IPRs)—and another …
By Jonathan Stroud
5 days ago 0

Ninth Circuit Reverses Functionality and Fame Findings in Office Chair Trademark Case

On June 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Blumenthal Distributing v. Herman Miller, Inc. in which the appellate court …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 0

‘Unalienable Rights’: Understanding America’s Growing Disdain for Physical and Intangible Property

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 24

Federal Circuit Upholds Patent for Biologic Drug Enbrel; Judge Reyna Dissents

On July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a holding of the U.S. District Court for the District of New …
By Rebecca Tapscott
6 days ago 1

Trademark Lessons from BLACK LIVES MATTER Name Confusion

Many people are looking for ways to support the Black community and to encourage police reform following the death of George Floyd and others by police. One …
By Sheldon Klein & Hannah Lutz
6 days ago 1

How Patent Races Impact Innovation

When it comes to patents, timing matters. If two inventors are working on the same invention, it is the one who races to the patent office first …
By Neil Thompson
6 days ago 14

This Week in Washington IP: Algorithmic Biases in AI, Federal Funding of R&D Programs and Digitalization-Driven Improvements to Energy Efficiency

This week in Washington IP news, a pair of committee hearings in the House take a look at the use of artificial intelligence in contact tracing and …
By IPWatchdog
7 days ago 1