Posts Tagged: intellectual property


IPWatchdog Annual Meeting Now VIRTUAL CON2020

IPWatchdog® CON2020 has gone VIRTUAL!   The IPWatchdog® Virtual CON2020 will endeavor to address the issues facing innovators, creators and brand owners as they find it increasingly …
By Renee C. Quinn
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IPWatchdog Annual Meeting Now VIRTUAL CON2020

IPWatchdog® CON2020 has gone VIRTUAL!   The IPWatchdog® Virtual CON2020 will endeavor to address the issues facing innovators, creators and brand owners as they find it increasingly …
By Renee C. Quinn
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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 25: Anonymous Precedential Decision Nominations at the PTAB, CAFC Rules on IPR Prior Art Estoppel in District Court and DOJ Issues Section 230 Proposals

This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP administration releases draft provisions on the protection of geographical indications; Chief APJ Scott Boalick announces a new form …
By IPWatchdog
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Analyzing Vastly Different First Action Final Rejection Outcomes Following Recent Policy Change (Part II)

The USPTO recently revised Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (FAFR) policy that significantly reduces patent applicants’ …

UK Judge Upholds Refusal of DABUS Patents

In the latest decision regarding inventions made by the DABUS artificial intelligence machine, the England & Wales High Court has upheld two decisions of the UK Intellectual Property …
By James Nurton
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Google’s Fair Use Shell Game

Google has admitted it copied over 11,000 lines of Oracle’s creative Java code to build its Android smartphone platform, that it makes commercial use of the code …
By Steven Tepp
2 days ago 2

Panelists Urge Americans to Trust IP, Trust Vaccines, Listen to Science in COVID-19 Debate

IPWatchdog’s most recent webinar focused on the role of IP in the development of the most promising vaccines to combat COVID-19 and included speakers from the …
By Eileen McDermott
2 days ago 1

USPTO Rulemaking on PTAB Precedential Opinions Deserves Public Support

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted proposed rulemaking for review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Although the …
By Eric Blatt
2 days ago 10

Patent Filings Roundup: Clash of Clans Conflict Continues; First ANDA-Related Pharmaceutical Patent Discretionary Denial; Freedom-to-Operate Action on Synthetic Peptide Tech

District court patent filings bounced back this week to 86, while the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) saw a slight jump to 44, fueled in part by eight …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 days ago 0

EPO/ IEA Study on Innovation in Batteries and Electricity Storage Aims to Identify Trends to Help Tackle Climate Crisis

On Tuesday, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a joint study titled “Innovation in batteries and electricity storage - a global …
By Rebecca Tapscott
3 days ago 2

AAM v. Neapco Comes Full Circle: The Foundation of Invention Becomes its Trap (Part II)

In Part I of this article, we briefly summarized how O’Reilly v. Morse was relied upon in the denial for rehearing in the recent case of …
By N. Scott Pierce
3 days ago 3

Iancu Updates Users on Filing Stats Amid Pandemic During IPO Annual Meeting Address

In his address to the Intellectual Property Owners Virtual Annual Meeting yesterday, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu said that, despite sharp declines in filings and renewals, COVID-19 seems …
By IPWatchdog
3 days ago 3

Newly Created First Action Final Rejection Policy Adds Needless Complications to Patent Prosecution

The USPTO recently revised the Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (FAFR) policy that significantly reduces a …

Senate IP Subcommittee Continues Search for Balance on Potential Copyright Reforms

On September 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held a hearing titled “Are Reforms to Section 1201 Needed and Warranted?”, which continued the Subcommittee’s …
By Rebecca Tapscott
4 days ago 1

This Week in Washington IP: COVID-19 Counterfeit Concerns, Federal Data Privacy Legislation and Marine Energy Technology Innovations

This week in Washington IP events, intellectual property concerns take center stage on Thursday afternoon, when the Senate IP Subcommittee takes a hard look at increased risks …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 0