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  • 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.
  • Video Games Gaming Companies Get Mixed Rulings From CAFC

    November 13, 2018

    On November 6, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that certain elements of three patents owned by Acceleration Bay LLC are invalid.
  • GoPro-400 CAFC Says GoPro Catalog is Prior Art

    November 8, 2018

    On November 1, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reissued a modified opinion holding that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) erred when it held that a certain GoPro catalog is not a prior art printed publication.
  • USPTO Crest Laura Peter Appointed as USPTO Deputy Director

    November 8, 2018

    Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, on November 8, 2018, announced the appointment of Laura A. Peter as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Judge-Panel-400 USPTO Revises Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure

    November 6, 2018

    On October 31, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released the latest revision of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP).
  • FanDuel and DraftKings Daily Fantasy Sites Don’t Violate College Athlete Rights

    November 5, 2018

    The Indiana Supreme Court, on October 24, 2018, answered a certified question from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on whether online for-profit fantasy-sports need the consent of players whose names, pictures, and statistics are used in the contests, in advertising the contests, or both.
  • USPTO Relevant Prior Art Initiative to Increase Examination Quality

    November 2, 2018

    The USPTO has announced that Phase 1 of its Access to Relevant Prior Art (RPA) Initiative will begin Nov. 1, 2018.
  • Webinar Thumbnail 2 PTAB Proposes Changes to Motion to Amend Practice in AIA Trials

    November 1, 2018

    The USPTO has published a Request for Comments (RFC) on a proposed procedure for motions to amend filed in AIA trials before the PTAB.
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