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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.
Gaming Companies Get Mixed Rulings From CAFC
November 13, 2018On 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.
CAFC Says GoPro Catalog is Prior Art
November 8, 2018On 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.
Laura Peter Appointed as USPTO Deputy Director
November 8, 2018Secretary 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).
USPTO Revises Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure
November 6, 2018On October 31, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released the latest revision of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP).
Daily Fantasy Sites Don’t Violate College Athlete Rights
November 5, 2018The 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.
Relevant Prior Art Initiative to Increase Examination Quality
November 2, 2018The USPTO has announced that Phase 1 of its Access to Relevant Prior Art (RPA) Initiative will begin Nov. 1, 2018.
PTAB Proposes Changes to Motion to Amend Practice in AIA Trials
November 1, 2018The USPTO has published a Request for Comments (RFC) on a proposed procedure for motions to amend filed in AIA trials before the PTAB.