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Our daily update covering current events.

 

  • Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Win in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case Affirmed

    March 18, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on March 9, 2020, held that the opening guitar riff in Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” didn’t infringe another band’s copyright.
  • Office Closure of USPTO Facilities to the Public

    March 17, 2020

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 16, 2020, announced that it will be closing all USPTO facilities to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • USPTO USPTO Update on In-Person Meetings

    March 16, 2020

    The US Patent and Trademark Office has announced that examiner and examining attorney interviews, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) oral hearings, and other similar in-person meetings with parties and stakeholders scheduled to take place at USPTO offices on or after Friday, March 13, 2020 will be conducted remotely by video or telephone.
  • USPTO Crest USPTO Seeks NMTI Nominations

    March 13, 2020

    The US Patent and Trademark Office is seeking nominations for the 2020 National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI).
  • Satellite-400x200 Dish Network Victory on Cable Box Ad Patents Upheld

    March 12, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 6, 2020, upheld Dish Network Corp.‘s win over portions of two patents related to storing personalized ad data on a set-top box.
  • Minneapolis-400x200 March 19: USPTO China IP Road Show in Minneapolis

    March 10, 2020

    The US Patent and Trademark Office is hosting another China IP Road Show on March 19, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Inequitable-Conduct-400x200 Inventors Misled USPTO in Patent Process, Fed. Cir. Says

    March 9, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 2, 2020, held that two inventors misinformed the US Patent and Trademark Office with the help of Cantor Colburn LLP.
  • Migos-v2 ‘Meritless’ Migos Infringement Suit Draws Sanctions

    March 6, 2020

    Loeb & Loeb LLP is entitled to collect $450,000 in attorney’s fees, costs, and Rule 11 sanctions for having successfully defended hip hop group Migos against an unreasonable copyright infringement claim centered around lyrics in their song “Walk It Talk It,” the US District Court for the Southern District of New York said.
  • Valencia Martin Wallace Valencia Martin Wallace Named Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation (OIPC)

    March 5, 2020

    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld has named Valencia Martin Wallace Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), effective March 1.
  • AIPLA Executive Director Lisa Jorgenson USPTO Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

    March 3, 2020

    On March 3, 2020, AIPLA Executive Director Lisa K. Jorgenson helped kick off the 2020 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium.
  • Sony-v2 Sony Nets Appellate Win on PTAB’s Imaging Patent Invalidation

    March 3, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 25, 2020, affirmed the invalidation of Collabo Innovation Inc.’s imaging device patent.
  • Bakugan-400 Spin Master’s Patent for Transformative Toy Upheld on Appeal

    February 28, 2020

    The Federal Circuit on February 21, 2020, held that a challenge to parts of Spin Master Ltd.'s patent covering its line of Bakugan transforming robot toys was properly rejected by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • 5 Pointz N.Y. Developer Must Pay $6.75 Million for Destroying Graffiti

    February 27, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on February 20, 2020, affirmed the district court’s award of $6.75 million to a group of artists under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 after a Queens, New York, developer intentionally whitewashed over their graffiti.
  • UHLC IPSO AIPLA Lunch Lisa Jorgenson v3 Lisa Jorgenson Visits University of Houston Law Center

    February 26, 2020

    On February 26, 2020, AIPLA Executive Director Lisa K. Jorgenson traveled to her home state of Texas and spoke to the University of Houston Intellectual Property Student Organization on the benefits of joining AIPLA!
  • Watercraft-v2 Arctic Cat’s Patent Verdict Against Bombardier Reduced

    February 26, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 19, 2020, affirmed a $28 million reduction in Arctic Cat Inc.'s $46 million judgment in a patent dispute with Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. because Arctic Cat didn’t mark its personal watercraft steering control patents.
  • Boca-400x200 Boca Raton Real Estate Broker Keeps Registered Trademark

    February 25, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on February 18, 2020, reversed a district court decision which canceled a Boca Raton, FL, real estate broker’s registered trademark for “Royal Palm Properties.”
  • USPTO Crest USPTO Webinar on NMTI Nomination Process

    February 24, 2020

    The US Patent and Trademark Office is seeking nominations for the 2020 National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI).
  • Library-400x200 Copyright Office Issues Final Rule on Adjusted Fees

    February 21, 2020

    ​The US Copyright Office on February 19, 2020, issued a final rule establishing adjusted fees for its services.
  • GPS-400x200 Uber Comes in First in GPS Tracking Patent Suit

    February 20, 2020

    The US District Court for the Northern District of California on February 12, 2020, held that the function of Uber Technologies Inc.'s app that displays driver and rider locations on a map doesn’t infringe two of X One Inc.’s GPS tracking patents.
  • Superstore 400x200 Walmart’s $3 Million Trade Secret Loss Affirmed by Eighth Circuit

    February 18, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit on February 12, 2020, affirmed a $3 million damages award against Walmart Inc. (Walmart) for misappropriating web designer Cuker Interactive LLC’s (Cuker) trade secrets by pressuring it into giving up its Adobe source files.