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  • Guide New Examination Guide on Specimen Examination

    July 16, 2019

    The United States Patent & Trademark Office published a new examination guide titled, "Examination of Specimens for Use in Commerce: Digitally Created or Altered and Mockup Specimens."
  • Turbine Engine Federal Circuit Says No Standing for GE Without Specific Injury

    July 15, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 10, 2019, held that General Electric Co.‘s position as a patent owner’s competitor was insufficient to establish standing to appeal a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision.
  • USPTO Issues Final Rule on Claim Construction Standard PTAB Designates Decision as Precedential

    July 12, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on July 10, 2019, designated as precedential Focal Therapeutics, Inc. v. SenoRx, Inc., Case IPR2014-00116 (PTAB July 21, 2014) (Paper 19).
  • 20190620_120639411_iOS-400x200 IP Practice in China 2019 Trip

    July 11, 2019

    The IP Practice in China Committee delegation kicked of this year's trip with a dinner with Dennis Duncan, the USPTO IP Attache based in Beijing, who provided a briefing of current developments in China.
  • Car Load Floor Federal Circuit Sends Reissue Patent Tiff Back to PTAB

    July 10, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 5, 2019, held that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board must reexamine Global IP Holdings LLC’s bid to broaden the scope of its patent.
  • Medical Diagnostics Medical Diagnostics Patent Eligibility Still Unsettled

    July 8, 2019

    A split US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, on July 3, 2019, refused to revisit their February decision to invalidate a patent licensed to Quest Diagnostics Inc.’s Athena unit for a way to diagnose a severe neurological disorder.
  • TM Guide New USPTO Trademark Examination Guidance

    July 5, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on June 3, 2019, published an examination guide explaining how the USPTO will examine trademark applications following the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Iancu v. Brunetti.
  • USPTO USPTO Rule Requires US Attorney for Foreign Trademark Applicants

    July 3, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on July 2, 2019, issued final rules requiring foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.
  • TBMP New TBMP Available

    July 1, 2019

    The June 2019 update of the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP) is now available on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board webpage under "Policies and procedures.
  • Smartwatch Federal Circuit Finds Cellspin Data Transfer Patents Abstract but Valid

    July 1, 2019

    On June 25, 2019, the Federal Circuit held that a trial court wrongly dismissed Cellspin Soft, Inc.’s (Cellspin), patent infringement lawsuits after determining that the four disputed patents were invalid and covered an abstract idea.
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