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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 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.
  • shutterstock_90498970-400 CAFC Invalidates “Bedside Machine” Patent

    March 12, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 26, 2019, held that a “bedside machine” that displays medical information was patent-ineligible because it was directed to the abstract idea of using a computer to gather, analyze, and display data. Univ. of Fla. Research Found. v. Gen. Elec. Co., Fed. Cir., No. 2018-1284, 2/26/19.
  • negative-space-office-desk-computer-keyboard-learn-josh-sorenson-400 USPTO vILT Training on Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations

    March 12, 2019

    The United States Patent & Trademark Office is hosting Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) on April 2 and 3. The course is entitled “Examining Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations for Compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 112.”
  • Supreme Court Grants Cert in NantKwest v. Iancu Supreme Court Grants Cert in NantKwest v. Iancu

    March 8, 2019

    The US Supreme Court on March 4, 2019, granted the USPTO’s petition to review the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s ruling in NantKwest Inc. v. Iancu.
  • US Copyright Office Seal Kevin R. Amer Appointed as Copyright Office Deputy General Counsel

    March 7, 2019

    Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple has appointed Kevin R. Amer deputy general counsel of the United States Copyright Office, said the United States Copyright Office in a March 5, 2019 news alert.
  • Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of “Full Costs” in Copyright Dispute Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of “Full Costs” in Copyright Dispute

    March 6, 2019

    The United States Supreme Court on March 4, 2019, issued a unanimous decision holding that winning parties in copyright cases can’t collect expert-witness fees and jury consultant costs.
  • SCOTUS Rules That Registration Required to File Copyright Suit SCOTUS Rules That Registration Required to File Copyright Suit

    March 5, 2019

    The Supreme Court on March 4, 2019, ruled that a copyright holder must register their work with the US Copyright Office before suing for infringement, and “registration” within the meaning of 17 USC §411(a) occurs not when an application for registration is filed, but when the Copyright Office registers the copyright.
  • Oral Argument AIPLA Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief

    February 28, 2019

    The American Intellectual Property Law Association filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court arguing that the Lanham Act ban against registering immoral and scandalous marks violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment because it has a viewpoint-discriminatory effect.
  • Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela’s IP Office Asks for Fees Paid in Cryptocurrency

    February 26, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on February 25, 2019, issued a notice concerning a change affecting fees to Venezuela’s intellectual property office. The Venezuelan Ministry of National Commerce sent a notification to the USPTO on February 1, 2019, that patent and trademark fees should be paid in the Venezuelan cryptocurrency “PETRO.”
  • Beware of Foreign Solicitations Asking to Use Your Information Beware of Foreign Solicitations Asking to Use Your Information

    February 25, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on February 22, 2019, issued a warning asking US attorneys to stay vigilant as many are receiving emails from people in China and perhaps elsewhere, offering to pay to use their information in trademark filings.
  • Attend the 2019 Trade Secret Law Summit Attend the AIPLA 2019 Trade Secret Law Summit on March 21-22

    February 22, 2019

    Join AIPLA on March 21-22, 2019, for the 2019 Trade Secret Law Summit in New York City.
  • PKI Authentication Update

    February 20, 2019

    Due to recent technical issues, the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s PKI authentication and migration deadlines associated with the authentication change for EFS-Web and Private PAIR are no longer applicable until further notice.