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Major amendments to Anti-Unfair Competition Law【Reprinted 】
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On April 23, 2019, the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Amending Eight Laws Including the Construction Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted at the 10th Meeting of the 13th Standing Committee of the ...
Major amendments to the Trademark Law【Reprinted】
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On April 23, 2019, the Decision on Amending the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted at the 10th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress.

PM Li Keqiang Stresses IP Protection in Government Report at NPC

On May22, the 3rd Session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) opened at the Great Hall of the People. President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, and other leaders attended the meeting.[link]

Section 512 Report Suggests Fine-Tuning Knowledge and Eligibility Requirements for DMCA Safe Harbors

On May 21, the U.S. Copyright Office published a report on Section 512 of Title 17 of the U.S. Code, which governs limitations on copyright liability to materials published online. [link]

CAFC Affirms PTAB Obviousness Finding, Holds ‘Real Parties in Interest’ Question Final and Non-Appealable

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision on appeal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board  (PTAB) in ESIP Series 2, LLC, v. Puzhen Life USA, LLC. [link]

Over-Stretched and Under-Resourced: General Data Protection Regulation Two Years On

In 2018, after years of planning, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced by authorities across Europe. [link]

Squire Patton Boggs is Seeking an Experienced Patent Associate or Agent

The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs is seeking a Patent Associate or Agent with a minimum of four years of experience to join our Intellectual Property and Technology practice.[link]

Piaggio Wins Legal Battle Over Vespa Design Trademark

Vespa has a long and storied history as a scooter manufacturer that both amazed and amassed fans around the world. You don’t get to that level over the decades without aggressively defending your intellectual property, though. [link]

Chamberlain Petitions SCOTUS to Review CAFC’s ‘Refusal to Assess Claims as a Whole’ in Garage Door Opener Case

On May 15, the Chamberlain Group Inc. filed a petition for a writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC) decision reversing a district court’s holding that Chamberlain’s claims covering a “moveable barrier operator” were patent-eligible under Section 101.[link]

ALE Responds and Baxter Weighs in on Chrimar Bid for High Court to Consider ‘Soundness’ of Fresenius/ Simmons Principle

In March, Chrimar Systems, Inc. filed a petition for certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide: 1) whether the Federal Circuit may apply a finality standard for patent cases that conflicts with the standard applied by the Supreme Court and all other circuit courts in non-patent cases, and 2) whether a final judgment of liability and damages that has been affirmed on appeal may be reversed based on the decision of an administrative agency.[link]

Patent Filings Roundup: Video Gambling Games Going to the Dogs, The Queen’s Cherries, and a Tale of Bankruptcy and Patent Infringement in Cinema Stadium Seating

With 27 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings—25 inter partes reviews (IPRs), one post grant review (PGR) and one covered business method review (CBM), the first in months—this week’s numbers rested roughly within the new normal, with district court complaints flatlining at around 70 (i.e., 68 this week). [link]

Extraterritorial Application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Intangible assets today make up nearly 84 of enterprise value for companies listed on the S&P 500.[link]

Copyright revisions lauded, up to a point

National legislators and experts on intellectual property rights have welcomed stronger protection of online copyrights and harsher punishments for copycats in newly released draft amendments to existing law while suggesting that some new types of infringements in cyberspace be further studied.[link]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Still Believes in Fairy Tales

Joe Mullin, a policy analyst at the the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), recently penned a misleading article about the Inventor Rights Act  (H.R. 5478). He says it will promote and protect patent trolls. [link]

Second Circuit Joins Ninth Circuit Approach to Assessing Individual Copyright Claims in Group Registrations

On May 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in Sohm v. Scholastic in which the appellate court reversed in part a decision handed out by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) granting partial summary judgment to Sohm for Scholastic’s infringement of copyright to six photographs and dismissing other claims by Sohm.[link]

International Approaches to Accelerating Innovation and Access in the Pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, government officials around the world face unprecedented decisions about when and to what extent they should reopen their respective societies before effective anti-viral medications or vaccines have been developed, necessary regulatory approvals obtained, and those solutions are manufactured for public use.[link]

China‘s flow of IP data welcomed by US scholars

China has made more intellectual property data public in the past few years, which is helpful for research and business strategies, IP law experts in the United States said.[link]

Illumina v. Ariosa Diagnostics: A Closer Look

The Federal Circuit recently found that a method for preparing an extracellular DNA fraction from a pregnant human female and using it for analyzing a genetic locus involved in a fetal chromosomal aberration was not directed to a natural phenomenon, and thus eligible for patenting. [link]

Defensive Publications: A Cost-Effective Tool to Supplement Your Patent Strategy

In a world of unlimited resources and intellectual property (IP) legal department budgets, all invention disclosures would lead to patent application filings. [link]

Made in India ‘moon soil’: ISRO gets patent

The Indian space agency has got the patent for its method of manufacturing highland lunar soil simulant or simply lunar/moon soil.[link]

File Your Patents and Trademarks NOW! COVID-19 Paves the Way for Filings at the USPTO

As businesses and offices prepare to reopen, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows its ongoing support for innovation and entrepreneurship during the novel coronavirus outbreak.[link]

A Stylized Word Mark in One Country May Be Too Simple and Common in Another

A single alphabet letter mark may face a bigger challenge to trademark registration in some jurisdictions than others.[link]