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Phigenix Loses Breast Cancer Treatment Appeal
September 13, 2019The Federal Circuit on September 5, 2019, held that Genentech, a biotechnology company, didn’t infringe Phigenix’s patent for a breast cancer treatment.
The 2019 Report of the Economic Survey is Here!
September 12, 2019The survey examines the economic aspects of intellectual property law practice, including individual billing rates and typical charges for representative IP law services.
AIPLA Asks Supreme Court to Hold That § 314(d) Allows Appeal of PTAB Institution Decisions
September 10, 2019The American Intellectual Property Law Association filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court today in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, No. 18-916, a case involving which issues can be appealed in inter partes review proceedings.
USPTO Revises Exam Guide on US-Licensed Attorney Requirement
September 10, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on August 6, 2019, issued a revised examination guide on the requirement of a US-licensed attorney for foreign-domiciled trademark applicants and registrants.
Scholastic Beats Photographer’s Copyright Infringement Claims
September 6, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on August 28, 2019, dismissed a photographer’s copyright infringement allegations against Scholastic Inc., the well-known children’s book and textbook publisher.
Affliction’s Trademark Claims Against Utah Vape Shop Reinstated
September 5, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on August 27, 2019, reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of a Utah vape shop in a trademark infringement suit.
PTAB Denial of IPR Challenge is Precedential
September 4, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on August 29, 2019, designated as precedential its decision to deny Cisco Systems Inc.'s bid to invalidate claims in an equipment-tracking patent though the petitioner voluntarily dismissed an earlier civil action.
‘Minor Variation’ in Wording Not Enough to Throw Out PTAB Ruling
August 29, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 21, 2019, held that a “minor variation in wording” between Smith & Nephew, Inc.’s IPR petition and the PTAB’s decision doesn’t justify throwing out the ruling.
USPTO Seeks Comments on AI Patent Issues
August 28, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on August 27, 2019, issued a Federal Register Notice requesting comments on artificial intelligence patent issues.
Oscar-Winning Composer Gets Victory in Copyright Assignment Dispute
August 27, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on August 21, 2019, held that Ennio Morricone, an Academy Award-winning Italian composer, can terminate an assignment of copyrights for six film scores he created in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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