• PTAB Precedential Decision PTAB Designates Two Decisions as Precedential

    August 6, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on August 2, 2019, designated two Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions as precedential and another as informative.
  • Electronic Trademark Applications New USPTO Rule Requires E-Filing for Trademark Submissions

    August 5, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office will require electronic filing for all trademark applications beginning October 5, 2019, according to a USPTO Mandate Electronic Filing for TMs published July 31, 2019. 84 Fed. Reg. 37081-37099. This new rule will apply to all users conducting business with the USPTO regarding a trademark matter.
  • Horizon-Comics-v-Marvel-Entertainment Marvel Gets ‘Iron Man 3’ Poster Copyright Claims Dismissed

    August 2, 2019

    The SDNY on July 15, 2019, granted Marvel’s motion for summary judgment in a copyright infringement suit regarding an “Iron Man 3” movie poster.
  • Finance-USPTO USPTO Proposes Patent Fees Adjustments

    August 1, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on July 31, 2019, issued a federal register notice where it proposes to adjust patent fees; specifically, making several targeted fee adjustments in addition to an approximately five percent across the board increase to the fees.
  • Webinar USPTO Webinar on Recent Updates to PTAB AIA Trial Practice Guide

    July 31, 2019

    The US Patent & Trademark Office is hosting a “Boardside Chat” webinar on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. ET about recent updates made to the AIA Trial Practice Guide.