Posts Tagged: intellectual property


CAFC Clears L’Oréal of Trade Secret Misappropriation, Orders New Trial on Patent Infringement

On May 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), reversed in part, affirmed in part, vacated in part, dismissed in part, and remanded …
By Nancy Braman
3 hours ago 0

Assessing the Damage from Our COVID Technology Giveaway

The implications of the announcement that the Biden Administration will support efforts to waive intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines and therapies is still sinking in. The …
By Joseph Allen
18 hours ago 5

This Week in Washington IP: Reviewing Small Business R&D Funding Programs, Researching COVID-19 Variants and Building Department of Defense Cyber Capabilities

This week in Washington IP news, committees at the House of Representatives will convene hearings on several topics related to technological innovation, including the CLEAN Future Act’…
By IPWatchdog
22 hours ago 1

Errors in Issued Patents as a Measure of Patent Quality

Companies spend considerable sums of money to develop patent portfolios that protect their valuable innovations. Given the large stakes, it behooves companies to obtain high quality patents. …
By Jeff O’Neill
1 day ago 2

PPAC Meeting: Filings Down Less Than Expected Overall, Office Calls on Congress to Release Previously Collected Fees

At the quarterly meeting of the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) on Thursday, Acting U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Drew Hirshfeld told attendees that …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 7: FTC Issues Report to Congress on Repair Restrictions, SCOTUS Calls for Solicitor General Brief in American Axle and USPTO Seeks to Hire Hundreds of Patent Examiners

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announces a hiring initiative to fill hundreds of patent examiner positions at its …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

USPTO After Final Petition Statistics – Are Things as Bad as They Appear? (Part VI)

While researching the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) treatment of final Office actions for previous articles (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, …

Stop Tripping Over TRIPS

The petition by South Africa and India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive most of the protections in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (…
By Philip Thompson
5 days ago 4

CAFC Affirms Decision Vacating Judgment and Injunction Due to Executive’s Misrepresentations

On May 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Central District of California to …
By Logan Murr
5 days ago 0

Mainstream Media Defends Patents? BBC Interview Indicates IP Talking Points on COVID Crisis May Be Reaching a Broader Audience

I happened to be listening to NPR yesterday morning, and caught an interview on BBC Newshour between the BBC’s Razia Iqbal and a representative of the …
By Eileen McDermott
5 days ago 2

Tai Says United States Will Back India-South Africa Proposal to Waive IP Rights Under TRIPS

Bloomberg first reported today that U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said that the United States will back a proposal by India and South Africa last year …
By IPWatchdog
6 days ago 24

Patent Filings Roundup: Litigation Explosion Fueled by IP Edge; Patent Plaintiff Seeking Defendants; Companies File Declaratory Judgment Against Landmark as Troll

The district courts saw an explosion of new patent filings last week (183, more than 100 over the weekly average to date), driven largely by dozens and dozens of …
By Jonathan Stroud
6 days ago 0

Indian Vaccine Economics: IP Rights are Not the Real Villain in India’s COVID-19 Emergency

The horrific second wave of COVID-19 in India has compelled the government to introduce an expedited vaccination drive from May 1, 2021, where all citizens above the age of 18 (…
By Eva Bishwal
6 days ago 9

Lessons from Ice Cube’s Lawsuit Against Stock Trading App in Right of Publicity/Trademark Infringement Case

The multi-talented Ice Cube famously said “It was a good day” in his hit song of the same name. But the hip-hop icon and his team probably …
By Nadia Aram
6 days ago 0

Looking Back at Soon-to-Be Chief Judge Moore’s Major CAFC Opinions

On April 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announced that Judge Kimberly Moore would take over the duties of Chief Judge when current …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 6