Posts Tagged: intellectual property


Quantum Computing Takes Off: A Look at the Evolution of Quantum Technology and Patents

Towards the end of 2019, I was finishing a book, AI Concepts for Business Applications. The last chapter was titled, “The Future.” I wrote about quantum computing and …
By Nick Brestoff
10 days ago 18

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 19: Global Value of Music Copyright Up 2.7% in 2020, Kanter Confirmed as DOJ Antitrust Head, and Ireland Adopts EU Copyright Directive

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The USPTO is postponing until January 2023 the filing fee for patent applications not filed in DOCX format; a recent Global Value …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 0

Is Europe Running Out of Trademarks? Professor Beebe Talks EU Trade Mark Depletion

Is the European trademark system a victim of its own success? This was the question posed by Professor Barton Beebe of NYU School of Law at the …
By James Nurton
11 days ago 4

Tarantino Pulp Fiction Dispute Spotlights the Contentious Relationship between NFTs and IP Rights

Director Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 Pulp Fiction, considered among the most influential films in modern history, has emerged as a test case of sorts for issuing non-fungible tokens (…
By Bruce Berman
12 days ago 4

Final Rule Implementing Trademark Modernization Act Will Soon Allow USPTO to Crack Down on Fraudulent Filings from China

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published a final rule implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA), which was signed into law as part of …
By Eileen McDermott
12 days ago 2

The USPTO’s New Guidelines on Prophetic and Working Examples in Patent Applications and Corresponding Practices in India and China

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) publishes a large number of notices in addition to guidelines for patent applicants. These guidelines are frequently updated, and …

Iancu, Locke and Kappos Slam Biden Administration’s Support for COVID IP Waiver in New White Paper

Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Directors Andrei Iancu and David Kappos, and former Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, today released a White Paper calling …
By Eileen McDermott
13 days ago 4

Patent Filings Roundup: Judge Albright Hits Back at Federal Circuit; APJ Urges Board to Consider Litigiousness Under Fintiv; PTAB Reverses Fintiv Denial after ITC Termination

District court patent filings this week remained slightly elevated, at 78, with a fair number of Rothschild, Raymond Anthony Joao, and Jeffrey Gross entities filings complaints; but oddly—…
By Jonathan Stroud
13 days ago 8

Transformation or Derivation: Modern Trends in the Fair Use Doctrine from Software to Photography

“Fair Use” is a flexible defense to claims of copyright infringement. It is a doctrine that evolves as technology and the way in which people use copyrighted …
By Kayla O'Leary & John Cordani
13 days ago 1

The State of the SEP Ecosystem: Eight Takeaway Messages from SEP 2021

Last week, IPWatchdog hosted its annual SEP conference, which once again took place in virtual format. I either moderated or directed/produced all the panels, so I …
By Gene Quinn
14 days ago 1

Google Wins Transfer as CAFC Continues Mandamus Spree Against Albright

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Monday continued its trend of granting mandamus directing Judge Alan Albright of the U.S. …
By Eileen McDermott
14 days ago 1

CAFC Emphasizes the Importance of Contract Principles in Arbitrability Determination

On November 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of …
By Logan Murr
14 days ago 0

B.E. Technology Dubs IPR Process a ‘Kafkaesque Nightmare’ in Mandamus Petition to CAFC

B.E. Technology, a company owned by Martin David Hoyle, developer of internet advertising technology who has been embroiled in litigation with big tech companies like Facebook, …
By Eileen McDermott
15 days ago 14

This Week in Washington IP: Leahy Announces He Won’t Run Again; Demystifying Crypto Assets, and Building Resilience Against Ransomware in the United States.

This week in Washington IP events, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the current Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, announces that he will not …
By IPWatchdog
15 days ago 4

Patent Infringement, Antitrust, and the Discovery Rule

On September 20, 2021, Judge John Robert Blakey in the Northern District of Illinois issued an opinion in a Walker Process patent fraud antitrust case denying defendants’ motion for …
By Jeffery M. Cross
15 days ago 0