Posts Tagged: intellectual property


USPTO Report Cites Incremental Growth in the Number of Women Inventor-Patentees

This month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a report titled “Progress and Potential: 2020 update on U.S. women inventor- patentees” (the Report). The …
By Rebecca Tapscott
15 days ago 0

Perryman PTAB Study for Unified Patents Leaves Out Half of the Story

In late June, Unified Patents published the findings of an economic report conducted by consulting firm The Perryman Group on the supposed impacts of validity trials conducted …
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 15

This Week in Washington IP: Fair Use and the DMCA, the PACT Act’s Impact on Section 230 and AI Tech for National Security

This week in Washington IP news, technology and innovation hearings are in full swing on Tuesday and get started with a Senate IP Subcommittee hearing on the …
By IPWatchdog
15 days ago 0

Navigating Patent Drafting and Prosecution of Standards-Related Technologies

As far back as the Roman Empire, standardization has improved the efficiency of human endeavors. In the present day, as high-bandwidth communication and Internet of Things (IoT) …
By Anna Z. Lloyd
16 days ago 0

Patents are from Mars, Trade Secrets are From Venus

Back in ancient times, in this case 1990, John Gray, an obscure “relationship counselor” with a correspondence degree in psychology, was perplexed. The communication problems of the heterosexual …
By James Pooley
16 days ago 10

Curtain Call For Computer Related Inventions in India: An Analysis of the Ferid Allani Case

The precedent with respect to the patentability of Computer Related Inventions in India ranges from little to non-existent; but not for lack of trying. In December 2019, the …
By Antony Moses
17 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 24: Federal Circuit Says PTAB Can Consider 101 in IPR Motions to Amend, Senators Crack Down on COVID-19 IP Theft, and Cheetah Omni Petitions SCOTUS

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Congress passes the 2021 NDAA, including provisions of a sustainable chemistry research bill; the Federal Circuit says that the PTAB can consider …
By IPWatchdog
18 days ago 7

First Task for Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019: Define ‘Sustainable Chemistry’

On Thursday, July 23, the United States Senate passed the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (…
By Gene Quinn
18 days ago 2

Washington, D.C. NFL Team Loses Race to the Trademark Office: Does it Matter?

As previously reported, Washington, D.C.’s professional football team announced recently that it has decided to retire the “Redskins” name and logo. In surveys throughout the …
By Michael T. Smith
19 days ago 3

Over O’Malley’s Dissent, CAFC Affirms PTAB View that IPR Claim Amendments Are Subject to Eligibility Analysis

On July 22, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial …
By Rebecca Tapscott
19 days ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: Gig Economy Targeted, Takeda Defends ADHD Drug VYVANSE®, Snap’s Me-too Joinder Petitions Discretionarily Denied

It was a relatively light week in the district court compared with recent memory, with 56 new complaints filed; the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is holding …
By Jonathan Stroud
19 days ago 2

Data-Driven Decision Making for Patent Portfolio Managers

A patent portfolio can be one of the greatest assets that a company owns. A patent portfolio may boost a company’s valuation for a stock offering …
By Bret Tingey
20 days ago 5

Wyden Attempts to Stall CASE Act: Senate Holds Are Not Supposed to Be Dead Ends

Under Rule VII of the Rules of the Senate, bills can only move forward by unanimous consent. Consequently, a single senator may place a “hold” on a …
By David Newhoff
20 days ago 3

Federal Circuit Affirms ITC Refusal to Rescind Exclusion Order Due to Assertion of Patent Invalidity

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission in Mayborn Group, Ltd. v. …
By Rebecca Tapscott
20 days ago 2

U.S. Chamber, Business Associations to World Leaders: Support IP and Business-Friendly Policies to Combat COVID-19

On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and national business associations of the UK, France, Germany, Korea, and Canada, published an Open Letter to Heads of …
By IPWatchdog
20 days ago 1