Posts Tagged: USPTO


Examining the Data: Billions to Be Spent on Patent Renewal Fees in 2021 and Beyond

Around $8 billion is set to be spent this year on patent renewals at the top 10 patent offices. That total jumps to a staggering $184 billion due on all …
By William Mansfield
5 hours ago 0

USPTO Webinar: Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program

Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program during a webinar for inventors, entrepreneurs, and law school students and professors on Thursday, June 4, from 1-2 …
By Gene Quinn
2 days ago 0

CAFC Finds Administrative Procedures Act Claims Against USPTO Barred for Lack of Final Agency Action, Statute of Limitations

On May 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Odyssey Logistics and Technology Corporation v. Iancu in which the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 0

Examining the USPTO’s Patents 4 Partnerships Platform

Intellectual property (IP) is a “bridge to collaboration” between companies, and not just a “weapon of competitive warfare.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched …

PTAB Invalidation of Zaxcom Claims to Emmy-Winning Microphone Tech Heads to CAFC

On May 26, Zaxcom filed an appeal brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) requesting review of the Patent Trial and Appeal …
By Rebecca Tapscott
4 days ago 1

CAFC Affirms PTAB Obviousness Finding, Holds ‘Real Parties in Interest’ Question Final and Non-Appealable

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision on appeal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) …
By IPWatchdog
9 days ago 0

ALE Responds and Baxter Weighs in on Chrimar Bid for High Court to Consider ‘Soundness’ of Fresenius/ Simmons Principle

In March, Chrimar Systems, Inc. filed a petition for certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide: 1) whether the Federal Circuit may apply a finality standard …
By Eileen McDermott
10 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Video Gambling Games Going to the Dogs, The Queen’s Cherries, and a Tale of Bankruptcy and Patent Infringement in Cinema Stadium Seating

With 27 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings—25 inter partes reviews (IPRs), one post grant review (PGR) and one covered business method review (CBM), the first …
By Jonathan Stroud
10 days ago 0

Defensive Publications: A Cost-Effective Tool to Supplement Your Patent Strategy

In a world of unlimited resources and intellectual property (IP) legal department budgets, all invention disclosures would lead to patent application filings. But this was not the …

File Your Patents and Trademarks NOW! COVID-19 Paves the Way for Filings at the USPTO

As businesses and offices prepare to reopen, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows its ongoing support for innovation and entrepreneurship during the novel coronavirus …

Dear USPTO: Patents for Inventions by AI Must Be Allowed

On July 29, 2019, U.S. patent application serial number 16/524,350 was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the sole inventor identified as artificial intelligence …
By Kirk Hartung
16 days ago 36

PTAB Institution Data Analysis Proves That Reforms Have Failed

Despite rumors that changes have been made at the USPTO to bring balance to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a hard look at the data …
By Josh Malone
16 days ago 13

District Court Blocks Attempt to Bar New Prior Art References Based on IPR Estoppel

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on May 4 denied a motion for partial summary judgment by Palomar Technologies, Inc., holding that the estoppel …
By Eileen McDermott
23 days ago 13

Why We Need USPTO Examiners to Attend Inter Partes Reviews

Whoever wrote the America Invents Act (AIA) left out the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiners. The examiner on any given patent at issue in …
By Paul Hayes
25 days ago 39

In re Forney Could Herald a Brighter Future for Color Marks

Trademarks consisting solely of a color applied to products or their packaging have been protectable under U.S. law for decades—if they meet a heightened standard …