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  • negative-space-office-desk-computer-keyboard-learn-josh-sorenson-400 Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works Public Meeting

    March 26, 2019

    On March 28, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force will host the third public meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • iancu_andrei_bio_400 Director Iancu Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee

    March 20, 2019

    USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on March 13, 2019, appeared at an oversight hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • negative-space-laptop-keyboard-glow-400 Apple’s IPR Victory in Data Patent Challenge Overturned by CAFC

    March 20, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 8, 2019, overturned Apple Inc.’s IPR victory against PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC, holding that the ‘310 patent was not unpatentable due to obviousness because one of the PTAB’s key underlying fact findings was not supported by substantial evidence.
  • USPTO Releases 2018 Performance and Accountability Report PTAB Releases Update for Motion to Amend Study

    March 14, 2019

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on March 13, 2019, published the fifth installment of its Motion to Amend Study, which tracks and analyzes all motions to amend filed in AIA trials through the end of September 2018.
  • USPTO Scott Boalick Named PTAB Chief Judge

    March 13, 2019

    The USPTO has appointed Scott R. Boalick as Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • USPTO Issues Final Rule on Claim Construction Standard PTAB Designates Lectrosonics Decision Precedential

    March 13, 2019

    The PTAB designated as precedential Lectrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, Inc, an order which provides guidance and information regarding statutory and regulatory requirements for a motion to amend in light of Federal Circuit case law.
  • shutterstock_90498970-400 CAFC Invalidates “Bedside Machine” Patent

    March 12, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 26, 2019, held that a “bedside machine” that displays medical information was patent-ineligible because it was directed to the abstract idea of using a computer to gather, analyze, and display data. Univ. of Fla. Research Found. v. Gen. Elec. Co., Fed. Cir., No. 2018-1284, 2/26/19.
  • negative-space-office-desk-computer-keyboard-learn-josh-sorenson-400 USPTO vILT Training on Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations

    March 12, 2019

    The United States Patent & Trademark Office is hosting Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) on April 2 and 3. The course is entitled “Examining Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations for Compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 112.”
  • Supreme Court Grants Cert in NantKwest v. Iancu Supreme Court Grants Cert in NantKwest v. Iancu

    March 8, 2019

    The US Supreme Court on March 4, 2019, granted the USPTO’s petition to review the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s ruling in NantKwest Inc. v. Iancu.
  • US Copyright Office Seal Kevin R. Amer Appointed as Copyright Office Deputy General Counsel

    March 7, 2019

    Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple has appointed Kevin R. Amer deputy general counsel of the United States Copyright Office, said the United States Copyright Office in a March 5, 2019 news alert.
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