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March 19: USPTO China IP Road Show in Minneapolis
March 10, 2020The US Patent and Trademark Office is hosting another China IP Road Show on March 19, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN.
Inventors Misled USPTO in Patent Process, Fed. Cir. Says
March 9, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 2, 2020, held that two inventors misinformed the US Patent and Trademark Office with the help of Cantor Colburn LLP.
‘Meritless’ Migos Infringement Suit Draws Sanctions
March 6, 2020Loeb & Loeb LLP is entitled to collect $450,000 in attorney’s fees, costs, and Rule 11 sanctions for having successfully defended hip hop group Migos against an unreasonable copyright infringement claim centered around lyrics in their song “Walk It Talk It,” the US District Court for the Southern District of New York said.
Valencia Martin Wallace Named Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation (OIPC)
March 5, 2020The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld has named Valencia Martin Wallace Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), effective March 1.
USPTO Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium
March 3, 2020On March 3, 2020, AIPLA Executive Director Lisa K. Jorgenson helped kick off the 2020 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium.
Sony Nets Appellate Win on PTAB’s Imaging Patent Invalidation
March 3, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 25, 2020, affirmed the invalidation of Collabo Innovation Inc.’s imaging device patent.
Spin Master’s Patent for Transformative Toy Upheld on Appeal
February 28, 2020The Federal Circuit on February 21, 2020, held that a challenge to parts of Spin Master Ltd.'s patent covering its line of Bakugan transforming robot toys was properly rejected by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
N.Y. Developer Must Pay $6.75 Million for Destroying Graffiti
February 27, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on February 20, 2020, affirmed the district court’s award of $6.75 million to a group of artists under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 after a Queens, New York, developer intentionally whitewashed over their graffiti.
Lisa Jorgenson Visits University of Houston Law Center
February 26, 2020On February 26, 2020, AIPLA Executive Director Lisa K. Jorgenson traveled to her home state of Texas and spoke to the University of Houston Intellectual Property Student Organization on the benefits of joining AIPLA!
Arctic Cat’s Patent Verdict Against Bombardier Reduced
February 26, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 19, 2020, affirmed a $28 million reduction in Arctic Cat Inc.'s $46 million judgment in a patent dispute with Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. because Arctic Cat didn’t mark its personal watercraft steering control patents.
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