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ITC Should Have Considered Reducing $6M Penalty in Patent Fight
December 12, 2018The Federal Circuit on November 27, 2018, ruled that the International Trade Commission wrongly denied DNB Holding LLC’s request to rescind or modify a $6 million penalty in a patent infringement case.
Saint Louis Brewery Wins Battle Over SCHLAFLY Mark
December 10, 2018The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 26, 2018, affirmed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decision against Phyllis and Bruce Schlafly, thereby allowing the Saint Louis Brewery (SLB) to obtain trademark registration for the word mark “SCHLAFLY”.
USPTO Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
December 10, 2018The United States Patent and Trademark Office published its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
AirFacts Wins in Trade Secret Case
December 6, 2018The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on November 20, 2018, remanded a breach of contract case brought by software company AirFacts Inc. against one of its former developers the company said misappropriated trade secrets.
2018 PPAC Annual Report is Available
December 5, 2018The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s 2018 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Annual Report is now available online.
Finjan Patent Appeal Has Uneven Result
December 3, 2018The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 19, 2018, affirmed-in-part and vacated and remanded-in-part the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decisions in a pair of inter partes reviews.
Change in Retrieval Method for Documents Between USPTO and KIPO
December 3, 2018Effective December 1, 2018, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Digital Access Service (DAS) will manage electronic retrievals of priority documents between the USPTO and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), in accordance with the WIPO DAS agreement established on April 20, 2009.
CAFC Reverses $4M Award in TV Component Fight
November 29, 2018After affirming a district court judgement against Enplas Display Device Corp., the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 19, 2018, vacated the $4 million patent infringement damages award that Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. had won. Enplas Display Device Corp. v. Seoul Semiconductor Co., Fed. Cir., 2016-2599, 11/19/18.
USPTO Hosts Free Artificial Intelligence Program
November 28, 2018The US Patent and Trademark Office will convene an all-day program titled, "Artificial Intelligence: Intellectual Property Policy Considerations,” on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in the Madison auditorium of their Alexandria, Virginia headquarters.
Copyright Royalty Board Publish New Music Royalty Rates
November 27, 2018The Copyright Royalty Board on November 26, 2018, published final regulations setting rates and terms for digital music streamers like Spotify, Apple, Google, and Amazon.