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5th Circuit Declines to Disgorge Profits in False Advertising Suit
April 1, 2019The 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 Is Named Register of Copyrights
March 29, 2019Librarian 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 Alerts Users on EFS-Web System Issue
March 28, 2019The 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 Invalidated Patent Sent Back to PTAB
March 27, 2019The 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.
Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works Public Meeting
March 26, 2019On 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.
Director Iancu Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee
March 20, 2019USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on March 13, 2019, appeared at an oversight hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Apple’s IPR Victory in Data Patent Challenge Overturned by CAFC
March 20, 2019The 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.
PTAB Releases Update for Motion to Amend Study
March 14, 2019The 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.
Scott Boalick Named PTAB Chief Judge
March 13, 2019The USPTO has appointed Scott R. Boalick as Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
PTAB Designates Lectrosonics Decision Precedential
March 13, 2019The 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.