Posts Tagged: other barks and bites


Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 30: EU Commission Enforces Compliance with Digital Single Market Copyright Rules, German High Court Rules on Lindt Chocolate Bunny Marks and Another Setback for Gil Hyatt in Suit Against USPTO

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a German high court rules that Lindt’s gold foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies have trademark protections; Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley …
By IPWatchdog
4 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 23: FTC to Enforce Antitrust Laws Against Repair Restrictions, USPTO Updates Arthrex Guidance, and FAIR Contributions Act Introduced to Study Big Tech USF Contributions

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit clarifies “teaching away,” “commercial success” and “blocking patents” doctrine in PTAB reversal; a trio of Republican Senators introduce …
By IPWatchdog
11 days ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 9: Biden Order Targets IP Industry Practices, German Constitutional Court Nixes Challenge to Unified Patent Court and Google Faces New Antitrust Suit Over App Store Practices

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a Fact Sheet announcing a Biden Administration Executive Order on competition policy includes measures aimed at cracking down on perceived anti-competitive …
By IPWatchdog
25 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, July 2: Kroll Disbarred, NCAA Issues Policy on Student-Athlete NIL Rights, USPTO Issues Interim Rule Under Arthrex

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Michael Kroll, an often-sanctioned patent attorney, is barred from practice before the USPTO; the Federal Circuit orders Judge Albright to grant …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 2

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 18: Big Tech Critic Khan Sworn in as FTC Chair, CJEU Says Copyright Owners Can Request IP Addresses of Infringers, and International Cybercrime Prevention Act is Reintroduced

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senators Tillis, Whitehouse, Graham and Blumenthal reintroduce bill to prevent cybercrime amid record year for ransomware attacks; Senators Crapo and Wyden …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 5

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 11: EU Parliament Calls for TRIPS Patent Waiver, Innovation and Competition Act Passes Senate, and Foreign Lawyers Can Now Sit for China’s Patent Bar

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Innovation and Competition Act passes Senate by a vote of 68-32; the Federal Circuit rules that it lacks jurisdiction to …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 3

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 4: EU Plans Alternative to Vaccine Patent Waiver Proposal, CAFC Finds Prosecution Laches as Section 145 Defense for USPTO, and Antitrust Investigations into Facebook Marketplace Launched in EU and UK

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Officials in the European Union are developing an alternative proposal to the waiver of international patent rights under TRIPS for COVID-19 …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 21: Congress Attacks AbbVie’s Humira Patent Practices, SCOTUS Denies Cert in Enbrel Patent Case and Germany’s Bundestag Passes Controversial ‘Minor Use’ Copyright Provision

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the House Oversight Committee takes action against AbbVie’s patent practices regarding its blockbuster drug Humira; TSMC increases microcontroller output by 60% …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 14: Tai Testifies in Senate on IP Waiver; Australia Introduces Medical and Biotech Patent Box, China Announces 20% Growth in Belt & Road Country Patenting

This week in Other Barks & Bites: U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee, where lawmakers express their concerns about waiving IP rights …
By IPWatchdog
3 months 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
3 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 30: Brazil Senate Passes COVID-19 Patent Waiver Bill, Cornyn Mulls Expanding ITC’s Section 337 Authority; China Says It Leads World in 6G Patent Applications

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the full Senate Judiciary Committee approves the IDEA Act, moving it towards a Senate floor vote; China’s IP administration issues …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 1

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 16: Apple Gets New Damages Trial in Optis Wireless Case, Tillis Again Urges Biden Administration to Snub TRIPS Waiver, and Fifth Circuit Affirms FTC Penalty Against Impax Pay-for-Delay Settlement

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senator Thom Tillis Urges Commerce Department and U.S. Trade Representative heads not to be pressured into voting in favor of …
By IPWatchdog
4 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 9: Supreme Court Issues Major Win for Google, Brazil Suspends Patent Term Extensions During COVID-19 and CAFC Finds No Standing for Apple to Appeal PTAB Decisions for Qualcomm

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit finds that Apple’s patent licensing agreement with Qualcomm eliminated standing to appeal IPRs from the PTAB; the …
By IPWatchdog
4 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 2: GAO Report Shows No Federal Government Patent Rights in Remdesivir, Second Circuit’s Warhol/Prince Ruling Limits Fair Use Doctrine, and Ex-USPTO Director Iancu Rejoins Irell & Manella

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senators Tillis and Leahy urge the appointment of several key IP officials, including USPTO Director, before World IP Day; former USPTO …
By IPWatchdog
4 months ago 0