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  • GPS ITC Should Have Considered Reducing $6M Penalty in Patent Fight

    December 12, 2018

    The 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.
  • Schlafly Beer Saint Louis Brewery Wins Battle Over SCHLAFLY Mark

    December 10, 2018

    The 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”.
  • Strategic Plan USPTO Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

    December 10, 2018

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office published its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • Airplane AirFacts Wins in Trade Secret Case

    December 6, 2018

    The 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.
  • USPTO Crest 2018 PPAC Annual Report is Available

    December 5, 2018

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s 2018 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Annual Report is now available online.
  • Virus Finjan Patent Appeal Has Uneven Result

    December 3, 2018

    The 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.
  • South Korea Change in Retrieval Method for Documents Between USPTO and KIPO

    December 3, 2018

    Effective 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.
  • Television CAFC Reverses $4M Award in TV Component Fight

    November 29, 2018

    After 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.
  • Artificial Intelligence USPTO Hosts Free Artificial Intelligence Program

    November 28, 2018

    The 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.
  • Streaming Music Copyright Royalty Board Publish New Music Royalty Rates

    November 27, 2018

    The Copyright Royalty Board on November 26, 2018, published final regulations setting rates and terms for digital music streamers like Spotify, Apple, Google, and Amazon.
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