Posts Tagged: intellectual property


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
13 minutes ago 0

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
15 hours ago 0

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
19 hours ago 0

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
1 day 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
2 days ago 14

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
3 days ago 0

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
4 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
4 days ago 1

Federal Circuit Considers CBM Review Under Thryv on Remand from SCOTUS

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in SIPCO, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co. affirmed a determination of the U.S. …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: EZ Pass Suit; Broken Smartphone Suppliers; Music Plugin Competitor Suits

It was a light week for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings, with just 18 new petitions, while the district courts remained busy with 71 new complaints. Some …
By Jonathan Stroud
5 days ago 0

Copyright for Choreography: When is Copying a Dance a Copyright Violation?

Recent news reports about choreographer JaQuel Knight’s efforts to copyright some of his iconic dance routines, such as Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” are a reminder that …
By Laura Kees
5 days ago 0

Petitions Filed After Final Dismissed as Moot: USPTO Runs Down the Clock (Part IV)

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

Supreme Court Denies Patent Petitions on Arthrex, Eligibility

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions for certiorari in two cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC): IYM …
By Rebecca Tapscott
6 days ago 3

USPTO Publishes Final Rule Codifying Significant Trademark Fee Increases

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday published a Final Rule setting new fees for trademark filings and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, …
By Eileen McDermott
6 days ago 1

Director Iancu Could Address Section 101 Problems Through Regulations Governing Post Grant Review Trials

Since U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu took office, I have observed, with admiration, how he has taken bold action to improve perceived …
By Kip Werking
7 days ago 35