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  • PIXNIO-253705-400x200 5th Circuit Declines to Disgorge Profits in False Advertising Suit

    April 1, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 26, 2019, affirmed a district court ruling which declined to disgorge Becton Dickinson & Co.’s (BD) profits despite the fact the syringe maker was found liable by a jury on multiple Lanham Act violations.
  • Karyn-A-Temple Karyn A. Temple Is Named Register of Copyrights

    March 29, 2019

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that she has appointed Karyn A. Temple as Register of Copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office, effective March 27, 2019. Temple has been Acting Register of Copyrights since October 21, 2016.
  • USPTO Crest USPTO Alerts Users on EFS-Web System Issue

    March 28, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on March 27, 2019, alerted EFS-Web users about a system defect in the initial web-based application data sheet (ADS) and the corrected web-based ADS.
  • Arctic_Cat_Wildcat_1000X_(16743753296)-400 Arctic Cat Invalidated Patent Sent Back to PTAB

    March 27, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 26, 2019, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board wrongly invalidated an Arctic Cat Inc. patent based on an earlier-filed application.
  • negative-space-office-desk-computer-keyboard-learn-josh-sorenson-400 Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works Public Meeting

    March 26, 2019

    On March 28, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force will host the third public meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • iancu_andrei_bio_400 Director Iancu Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee

    March 20, 2019

    USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on March 13, 2019, appeared at an oversight hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • negative-space-laptop-keyboard-glow-400 Apple’s IPR Victory in Data Patent Challenge Overturned by CAFC

    March 20, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 8, 2019, overturned Apple Inc.’s IPR victory against PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC, holding that the ‘310 patent was not unpatentable due to obviousness because one of the PTAB’s key underlying fact findings was not supported by substantial evidence.
  • USPTO Releases 2018 Performance and Accountability Report PTAB Releases Update for Motion to Amend Study

    March 14, 2019

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on March 13, 2019, published the fifth installment of its Motion to Amend Study, which tracks and analyzes all motions to amend filed in AIA trials through the end of September 2018.
  • USPTO Scott Boalick Named PTAB Chief Judge

    March 13, 2019

    The USPTO has appointed Scott R. Boalick as Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • USPTO Issues Final Rule on Claim Construction Standard PTAB Designates Lectrosonics Decision Precedential

    March 13, 2019

    The PTAB designated as precedential Lectrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, Inc, an order which provides guidance and information regarding statutory and regulatory requirements for a motion to amend in light of Federal Circuit case law.
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