Newsstand

Our daily update covering current events.

 

  • USPTO Crest PKI Sign-In Discontinued as of Feb. 15

    February 14, 2019

    EFS-Web and Private PAIR users will no longer be able to authenticate using PKI certificates on February 15, 2019
  • USPTO Publishes Report on Trends of US Women Inventors USPTO Publishes Report on Trends of US Women Inventors

    February 13, 2019

    The United States Patent & Trademark Office on February 11, 2019, released a report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors named on US patents granted from 1976 through 2016.
  • US Chamber Releases 2019 International IP Index US Chamber Releases 2019 International IP Index

    February 12, 2019

    The US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) on February 7, 2019 released its International IP Index, “Inspiring Tomorrow,” which assesses the intellectual property environments of 50 world economies.
  • Braille United States Ratifies Marrakesh Treaty

    February 11, 2019

    President Donald J. Trump signed the documents for the US to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty on January 28, 2019.
  • Athena Diagnostic Patent Invalid Under § 101 Athena Diagnostic Patent Invalid Under § 101

    February 8, 2019

    The Federal Circuit on February 6, 2019, affirmed a district court decision against Athena Diagnostics, holding their patent covering methods for diagnosing neurological disorders invalid because it was directed to a natural law and lacked an inventive step.
  • State of the Union President Trump Highlights IP in State of the Union Speech

    February 7, 2019

    President Donald J. Trump on February 5, 2019, highlighted intellectual property during the State of the Union speech to Congress.
  • USPTO USPTO to Accept New Applications for PCT Collaborative Search and Examination Pilot

    February 6, 2019

    Beginning July 1, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will accept new international applications to the IP5 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Collaboration Search and Examination Pilot (CS&E).
  • Booking.com Booking.com is Valid Trademark Says 4th Circuit

    February 5, 2019

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office correctly interpreted the Lanham Act as requiring an award of attorneys' fees, win or lose, to the Office in district court proceedings that review decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held on February 4, 2019.
  • USPTO Releases 2018 Performance and Accountability Report USPTO Releases 2018 Performance and Accountability Report

    February 1, 2019

    The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 31, 2019, published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for the 2018 fiscal year; the PAR serves as the USPTO’s annual report, which it publishes each year to update the public on its performance and financial health.
  • New Trial Necessary for Inguran LLC’s Patent Infringement Suit

    January 31, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on January 29, 2019, ruled that Inguran LLC’s patent infringement suit against ABS Global will need a new trial because it found that the jury’s assessments of two out of the three patent claims at issue could not be reconciled under the rules governing dependent claims and enablement.
  • Turbine Engine GE Turbine Engine Patent IPR Victory Reversed by CAFC

    January 30, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 25, 2019, vacated and remanded a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision concerning General Electric Co.‘s successful validity challenge of a patent relating to a coating that protects a substrate used in turbine engines.
  • Drug Patents CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment Ruling Against Supernus

    January 29, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 23, 2019, reversed a district court entry of summary judgement that had prevented patent owner Supernus and its licensee from extending U.S. patent 8,747,897.
  • Writing USPTO Hosts Legal Analysis and Writing Workshop

    January 25, 2019

    January 27 is the last day to sign up for the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s February 12 and 13 Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course “Legal Analysis and Writing Workshop.”
  • Amazon Wins IPR Appeal

    January 24, 2019

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 9, 2019, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) did not err procedurally when it invalidated the claims of a patent on a ground that it did not institute in its institution decision.
  • TTAB Starts Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program

    January 23, 2019

    The 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.
  • House Guild Mortgage Gets Another Shot at Trademark Registration

    January 22, 2019

    The 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 Crest USPTO Offers vILT on the Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

    January 21, 2019

    The 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.
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation USPTO Seeks Nominations for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

    January 18, 2019

    The USPTO is seeking nominations for the 2019 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
  • Finance 9th Circuit Throws Out Applied Underwriters’ Trademark Infringement Claims

    January 17, 2019

    Applied 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.
  • Data Compression Federal Circuit Affirms Data Compression Patent Invalidity

    January 16, 2019

    Realtime 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