Posts Tagged: USPTO


New Tillis-Leahy Bills to Boost Innovation: The Good, the Bad and the Nonsense

Earlier today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Ranking Member and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, introduced a pair of …
By Gene Quinn
7 hours ago 3

Third Circuit Joins Sister Courts in Ruling TTAB Decisions May Not Have Preclusive Effect

On September 17, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision that affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded a decision …
By Logan Murr
18 hours ago 0

Where Have All of the Ex Parte Appeals Gone?

Once a rejection by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is designated as at least one “final” office action (which typically occurs when the office …

This Week in Washington IP: Anticompetitive Acquisitions in Big Data, Copyright Protection in the Digital Age, and Connecting U.S. Innovation with National Security

This week in Washington IP news, various committees at the House of Representatives will meet to discuss the future of NASA’s activities in low-earth orbit, efforts …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 1

A Kinder, Gentler ‘Death Squad’: Ten Years in, Despite Some Reforms, the USPTO is Still Killing U.S. Patents

Now that the 10th anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA) has passed, we can look back not only at the past decade, but also the reactions …
By Gene Quinn
3 days ago 17

Patent Filings Roundup: Trading Technologies Nets $6.6 Million; Regeneron Biologic Eye Injection Drug Patent Challenged Early; Semiconductor Challenges Roll On

An average week saw 54 district court patent filings and 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, the majority of the latter being associated with semiconductor litigation. A …
By Jonathan Stroud
5 days ago 0

Celebrating (?) the America Invents Act: Ten Years On, Many IP Stakeholders Say it’s Time for a Second Look

During IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 in Dallas, Texas, I asked a handful of willing attendees for their thoughts on the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) in anticipation …
By Eileen McDermott
5 days ago 11

Ten Years of the America Invents Act: Toward a More Objective and Accurate Patent System

When the America Invents Act (AIA) was before Congress a decade ago, it was heralded as the first comprehensive patent law since the 1952 Act. Ten years’ perspective …
By Joseph Matal
6 days ago 20

IPWatchdog LIVE Event Wraps Up with Featured Speakers Makan Delrahim and Vishal Amin

On day three of IPWatchdog LIVE in Dallas, Texas, former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), …
By IPWatchdog
6 days ago 0

Winning at the PTAB: IPWatchdog LIVE Panelists Warn, Don’t Be Flashy

On the second day of IPWatchdog Live in Dallas, Texas, a panel of attorneys shed light on how to triumph at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (…
By Logan Murr
7 days ago 7

Importance of Accurate Translation of Non-English Priority Patent Applications

Can a U.S. patent be invalidated due to an inaccurate translation of the non-English priority patent application? The answer is most definitely “Yes.” This article examines …

Building High-Quality Patent Portfolios in the United States and Europe: Part III – Examiner Interviews

In Part I of this series we discussed how patent portfolio managers should be careful when generating company-owned prior art or reviewing competitor prior art, and how …

Tillis and Leahy Urge USPTO to Address Inconsistent Prior Art Statements by Patent Applicants at the FDA

On Thursday, September 9, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) sent a letter addressed to Drew Hirshfeld, performing the functions and duties of the Director of …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 2

Report: Almost One-Third of IPR Proceedings are Settled

Our recent IPR Intelligence report covers the inter partes review (IPR) filing activity at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2021. Over the …
By Pedram Sameni
11 days ago 1

Third-Party Trademark Usage and Likelihood of Confusion

When examining trademark applications, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) assesses whether the applied-for trademark presents a likelihood of confusion among consumers as compared to …
By Theodore Chiacchio
12 days ago 0