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Our daily update covering current events.

 

  • 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
  • 2018 AIPLA Logo AIPLA Submits Amicus Brief to the Precedential Opinion Panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

    January 15, 2019

    AIPLA 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.
  • USPTO Crest Thomas Krause Appointed as USPTO Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property

    January 15, 2019

    The 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, 2019

    January 13, 2019, is the last day to sign up for the USPTO’s STEPP Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course on March 5-7.
  • Tech Shodogg Wins Sublicensing Battle Against FetchIT

    January 10, 2019

    The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware on January 2, 2019, ruled that FetchIT, a customer management software company, breached its license agreement with Shodogg when it alluded to a sublicense offer in an email to Shodogg’s competitor.
  • US Copyright Office Seal Copyright Office Seeks Website User Feedback

    January 9, 2019

    The Copyright Office on January 7, 2019, issued an alert seeking participants to analyze the user experience on copyright.gov.
  • Bette and Joan Supreme Court Declines to Hear Olivia de Havilland’s Appeal in ‘Feud’ Case

    January 8, 2019

    The Supreme Court on January 7, 2019, refused to hear Olivia de Havilland’s right-of-publicity suit against FX Networks, the creators and producers of the television docudrama miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan.
  • Fuct Brand Founder Erik Brunetti Supreme Court Grants Review to Scandalous Trademarks Case

    January 7, 2019

    The Supreme Court on January 4, 2019, agreed to decide whether Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is facially invalid under the free speech clause of the First Amendment.
  • Tivo TiVo Blocks Tivoli in Trademark Fight

    January 4, 2019

    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on December 31, 2018, issued a ruling that prevents light fixture company Tivoli from registering trademarks for its Tivotape and Tivobar electric lighting fixtures.
  • Drug Patents Hatch, Tillis, and Flores Introduce Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act

    January 3, 2019

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Representative Bill Flores (R-TX), on Tuesday, December 11 2018, introduced H.R. 7251, the “Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2018.”