Posts Tagged: "IP News"

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, March 24: Non-DOCX Fee Delayed Further; SCOTUS Petition Says Hirshfeld’s Review of PTAB Decision Violated Federal Vacancies Reform Act; Moderna CEO Grilled by Senate Committee over COVID Vaccine Price Hike

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases related to trademark law; the USPTO has delayed the planned Non-DOCX filing surcharge fee again; Moderna CEO faces Senate HELP Committee; the Indian Patent Office denies Johnson & Johnson a patent extension for a tuberculosis drug; and one of The Isley Brothers files a trademark lawsuit against his brother.

Other Barks & Bites: UK Rules in InterDigital-Lenovo SEP Fight; USPTO to add FDA Info to PTE Page; Copyright Office Launches Initiative to Explore AI’s Implications on Copyright Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The UK High Court delivers a key ruling on standard essential patents (SEPs) in a FRAND battle between InterDigital and Lenovo; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office updates Patent Term Extension listings to add Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture information following collaboration initiatives; the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) launches a new plan to tackle AI’s impact on copyright law and policy; a Miami nightclub attempts to block LIV Golf’s trademark applications; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) rules in favor of Apple in its ongoing dispute with the USPTO.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, March 3: USPTO and NOAA Announce Green Tech Collaboration; Genentech Sues Biogen for Patent Royalty Payments; $50 Billion Made Available to U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturers

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced a record year for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications; the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) switches over to electronic patent grants; the federal CHIPS Program Office is now accepting applications for around $50 billion in funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 10: Drug Pricing and Anticompetitive Practices Bills Pass Judiciary Committee, Lawsuit over Meta Logo is Dismissed, Study Finds Merger Activity Has Not Lowered Patent Grants

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The Senate Judiciary Committee passes a number of bills that aim to reduce drug prices and anticompetitive practices by pharmaceutical companies; the USPTO opens its nomination period for a prestigious technology award; the U.S. Copyright Office tells a district court it acted reasonably in denying Stephen Thaler’s AI-created artwork; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce releases a study on the impact of mergers on innovation and patent applications.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 3: Trump Sues for Copyright Infringement, Google Wins Transfer from TX to CA, and Nike Takes Lululemon to Court for Patent Infringement

This week in Other Barks & Bites: President Trump sues Bob Woodward for $49 million and alleges copyright infringement; Federal Circuit Judge Schall splits from majority finding that PTAB obvious analysis was correct; a new EUIPO report finds IP infringement is threatening many small businesses; and Nike files another patent infringement lawsuit against a burgeoning competitor.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 27: Meta Launches Website to Help IP Holders Protect Their Rights; Nike Sues BAPE for Copying its Iconic Shoe Designs; and the ITIF Releases a Statement Criticizing the Indian Government

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Nike sues BAPE for copying its shoe design; the five largest patent offices announce an increase of 10% in patent grants for 2022; and Hershey settles a trademark dispute with a California cookie company; and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) condemns the Indian government’s takedown request of a BBC documentary. 

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 20: Getty Images Files Lawsuit Against AI Art Company; USPTO Extends Deadline for Strategic Plan Input; and the U.S. Solicitor General Files a Brief in Support of Jack Daniel’s in Trademark Dispute

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The U.S. Copyright Office appoints a new Deputy Director of Policy & International Affairs; Getty Images launches a lawsuit against an AI art company; the United States Patent and Trademark Office pushes back the deadline for comments on its Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan; and the U.S. Solicitor General supports Jack Daniel’s in its Supreme Court trademark case.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January, 13: Marjorie Taylor Greene Removes Video after Cease-and-Desist Letter from Dr. Dre; Computer Scientist Asks Courts for Copyright on AI-Generated Art; and Adidas Loses Case Over Three-Stripe Trademark

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Dr. Dre issues a cease-and-desist letter to Marjorie Taylor Greene alleging copyright infringement; Apple loses a patent case that threatens the import of certain Apple Watches; a jury rules in favor of fashion designer Thom Browne over Adidas in a trademark case; and the USPTO extends the deadline to submit comments on “Initiatives to Expand Opportunities for Practicing Before the Office.”

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 6: USPTO Seeks Comment on Draft Strategic Plan; FTC Proposes Eliminating Noncompete Clauses; and DOJ Sends Former GE Engineer to Prison in Trade Secrets Conviction

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeks public comment on its latest Strategic Plan and releases information on a pilot program that may help reduce gender disparities in patenting; a Texas-based technology files a lawsuit against Reebok alleging patent infringement; the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a new rule to eliminate non-compete clauses; and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announces the conviction of a former GE engineer on charges of conspiracy to steal trade secrets.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 16: New USPTO Commissioner for Patents Named; COVID IP Waiver Extension Officially Delayed; and EUIPO-EU Commission Report Finds 31% Increase in Fakes Detained

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the United States Patent and Trademark Office names a new Commissioner for Patents and recognizes COVID-19 innovators; the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Council officially recommends delaying a decision on extending the waiver of IP rights for COVID-19 innovations to therapeutics and diagnostics; a copyright case against Taylor Swift for her hit song “Shake It Off” is dropped; Apple wins a patent for satellite technology; and researchers in California achieve historical fusion energy.

This Week in Washington IP: Pride in Patent Ownership Bill Back on Senate Agenda, IPWatchdog Webinar Reviews Vidal’s Impact on PTAB, and USPTO Hosts Boardside Chat with Deputy Director

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding an Executive Business Meeting in which they will discuss the Pride in Patent Ownership Act, while several Senate subcommittees hold hearings related to American manufacturing, diversity in entrepreneurship, and increasing access to capital in underserved markets. Elsewhere, IPWatchdog is hosting a webinar discussing USPTO Director Kathi Vidal’s tenure, the USPTO will host a virtual Boardside Chat with Deputy Director Derrick Brent, and the CSIS looks at the latest meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC).

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 9: United States Supports Delaying Decision on TRIPS IP Waiver Extension; Pfizer Countersues Moderna over Vaccines; Ericsson and Apple Settle

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Office of the United States Trade Representative says it supports delaying a decision to extend the waiver of IP rights under the TRIPS Agreement to diagnostics and therapeutics and orders an investigation be conducted on the matter by the U.S. International Trade Commission; Ericsson and Apple Settle all patent litigation; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announces the February launch of an accelerated program for patents related to cancer research technology; Pfizer countersues Moderna in an ongoing patent case related to COVID-19 vaccines; Cisco avoids paying $2 billion in fines in a patent infringement case; and Huawei signs a deal with a tech competitor in a landmark licensing agreement.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 2: Court of Federal Claims Rules CDC Patents Breached Gilead Agreements; Eleventh Circuit Affirms Trademark Win for Viacom; and Delaware Litigation Funding Case Heats Up at CAFC

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Amici urge the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to Reject Attempts to Curb Delaware Chief Judge’s Litigation Funding Rules; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rules that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention breached transfer agreements with Gilead Sciences in obtaining patents to HIV treatment that the agency has asserted against Gilead; the High Court of Delhi issues an order indicating that Telegram has disclosed IP addresses of copyright infringing accounts on its messaging platform; Judge Brasher concurs in an Eleventh Circuit ruling affirming a successful First Amendment defense for MTV Floribama Shore to urge the Eleventh Circuit to reject the Second Circuit’s “title-versus-title” exception to the Rogers test; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration halts authorization for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment for lack of effectiveness against dominant Omicron subvariants; and more.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 25: Seventh Circuit Nixes Publicity Claim Against Subscriber List Sale, Copyright Office and USPTO Announce NFT Study, and Alia Moses Takes Over as Chief Judge of Western Texas

This week in Other Barks & Bites: U.S. District Judge Alia Moses officially takes over as the Chief Judge as the Western District of Texas; the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Jack Daniel’s appeal of the First Amendment ruling in favor of VIP Products’ whiskey bottle-shaped dog toys; the World Intellectual Property Organization announces that two-thirds of all patent applications were filed in Asian IP offices during 2021; Senators Cruz and Cantwell introduce a bill directing the FTC to create required disclosures on recording capabilities for smart devices; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office announce a joint study on non-fungible tokens; IBM files a copyright infringement suit against Micro Focus for its unauthorized use of IBM’s mainframe software; and the Seventh Circuit nixes a right of publicity claim under Illinois state law after finding that the sale of a magazine subscriber list did not involve the use of the plaintiff’s identity to complete a commercial purpose.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 18: Canada’s Supreme Court Affirms ‘Springboard’ Profits Award for Dow, VLSI Wins Another Massive Verdict Against Intel, and Ninth Circuit Says Director Service Applies to Court Proceedings

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Ninth Circuit rules that service on the USPTO Director under Section 1051(e) for reaching foreign-domiciled defendants applies in U.S. district court proceedings; the Federal Circuit restores a patent claim owned by VLSI Technology on the same day that a Western Texas jury enters a $948 million verdict for VLSI against Intel; the Eighth Circuit affirms a summary judgment ruling that Pocket Plus’ asserted trade dress is functional; the European Patent Office will begin transitional measures on unitary patents for patent applicants on January 1 of next year; major tech firms including Amazon and Twitter have been shedding large amounts of employees; AMD and Analog Devices announce a settlement agreement ending ongoing patent litigation between the firms; and the Supreme Court of Canada affirms a damages award for patent infringement including “springboard” profits earned by the infringer after the asserted patent rights expired.