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Helsinn: Supreme Court Rules That AIA Did Not Change On-Sale Doctrine
January 23, 2019The Supreme Court held that the America Invents Act (AIA) did not change the on-sale doctrine, affirming the decision of the Federal Circuit.
TTAB Starts Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program
January 23, 2019The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has started a pilot program for cancellation proceedings involving claims of abandonment and/or nonuse. The pilot program will explore a faster, more cost-effective way to remove unused or abandoned registrations from the Trademark Register.
Guild Mortgage Gets Another Shot at Trademark Registration
January 22, 2019The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 14, 2019, vacated and remanded the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to deny registration of the mark “GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY” and its design based on likelihood of confusion with the registered mark “GUILD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.”
USPTO Offers vILT on the Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance
January 21, 2019The USPTO is offering training to members of the public on topics related to examination practice and procedure derived from the recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.
USPTO Seeks Nominations for National Medal of Technology and Innovation
January 18, 2019The USPTO is seeking nominations for the 2019 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
9th Circuit Throws Out Applied Underwriters’ Trademark Infringement Claims
January 17, 2019Applied Underwriters Inc., a financial services firm that provides workers’ compensation insurance to businesses across the United States, can’t proceed with its trademark infringement claims against Providence Publications LLC, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held January 15, 2019.
Federal Circuit Affirms Data Compression Patent Invalidity
January 16, 2019Realtime Data LLC’s patent describing a system for lossless data compression is invalid because its claims are obvious due to the prior art, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held January 10, 2019
AIPLA Submits Amicus Brief to the Precedential Opinion Panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
January 15, 2019AIPLA on December 28, 2018, argued in an amicus brief to the Precedential Opinion Panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that the circumstances in which the Director may grant a motion for self-joinder should be the exception, not the rule.
Thomas Krause Appointed as USPTO Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property
January 15, 2019The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 10, 2019, announced the appointment of Thomas W. Krause as the new Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor of the USPTO.
Sign Up for STEPP Agent/Attorney 3-day Course
January 11, 2019January 13, 2019, is the last day to sign up for the USPTO’s STEPP Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course on March 5-7.