The Provisions, approved upon deliberation at 13th the executive meeting of the State Administration for Market Regulation in 2019, are hereby promulgated and shall come into force as of December 1st 2019.
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 ...
Recently, the intellectual property industry media IPRdaily and the incoPat Innovation Index Research Center jointly released The ranking list of number of grants for invention patent applications handled by patent agencies in 2019 (TOP100).
Recently, the Supreme Court released a white paper entitled Internet Justice in Chinese Courts. Important facts to know involve 3 Internet courts: Hangzhou Internet Court, Beijing Internet Court and Guangzhou Internet Court.
In the case of the dispute over the patent right transfer contract between the plaintiff LG Display Co., Ltd. and the defendant Dalin Seiko Co., Ltd., the two parties signed a patent right transfer agreement stipulating that a number of patent rights...
On November 25th, CNIPA held a regular press conference in the fourth quarter of 2019. Gan Shaoning, Deputy Director of the CNIPA, introduced the Opinions on Strengthening the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]