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8th China International Copyright Expo opens in Hangzhou

The eighth China International Copyright Expo opened on Oct 16 and will run until Oct 18 in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province.[link]

Coons and Hirono Raise Concerns Over Pride in Patent Ownership Act Penalties

During a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s IP Subcommittee today, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) were the only senators present to question the Pride in Patent Ownership Act’s (PPOA’s) approach to penalizing patent owners who fail to record accurate ownership information within 90 days after the issuance date.[link]

The Section 145 Trilogy: Why More Applicants Might Take Patent Applications from the USPTO to the E.D. of VA

Typically, patent examiners are the prominent decision-makers controlling whether patent applications are allowed.[link]

Comments on USPTO Patent Eligibility Study Reveal Stark Contrast in Viewpoints of Some U.S. Patent Stakeholders

Friday, October 15, marked the final day of the public comment period for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s patent eligibility jurisprudence study.[link]

The Fintiv Deception: Leahy’s Legislative ‘Fix’ is Unwarranted in Light of Sotera Wireless

Several weeks ago, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Restoring America Invents Act, which would reverse the reforms of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) introduced by former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu.[link]

IP Goes Pop! Season 1, Episode 10: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets a Patent

This week, IP Goes Pop! makes patents fun (or at least tries)! Volpe Koenig Shareholder Randy Huis is back to explore the world of toy patents with host Michael Snyder.[link]

USPTO Judges, Management, Accused of Bias—This Time at the TTAB

A motion filed on Friday, October 15, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) requests that the appellant, Charles Bertini, be allowed to present evidence not of record in order to demonstrate that bias at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) may have had a negative impact on his case.[link]

An Ax(le) Needs Grinding: Can the Federal Circuit Turn the Wheel?

I recently opened a Bordeaux and re-read the petition for certiorari in American Axle v. Neapco. Not because I like watching horror films or black-and-white footage of a piano sliding downstairs, mind you. But well, you know.[link]

India’s Prius Judgment and Trans-Border Reputation of Trademarks

A trademark is accorded reputation through its prolonged use and the goodwill it holds in the market where it operates. [link]

Nippon Steel sues Toyota, Baoshan for patent infringement

A production line of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.’s Kimitsu steel plant is pictured in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo[link]

South Korean startup beats Apple for a patent fight in the United States

Owning many biometric authentication patents both at home and abroad, Firstface, a user interface and experience developer founded in 2011, defeats the iPhone 13 manufacturer in a patent dispute over fingerprint authentication in an US appeal court.[link]

Federal Circuit Clarifies Criteria for ‘Exceptionality’ Finding in Awarding Attorneys’ Fees

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential decision today in which it affirmed a district court’s finding of exceptionality under 35 U.S.C. § 285 in favor of Energy Heating et.[link]

CAFC Affirms Eastern Texas Rulings of Noninfringement for Telecom Companies

On October 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued two related precedential opinions affirming the decisions of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, holding that neither Verizon Wireless and Sprint Communications nor Nokia Solutions infringed Traxcell Technologies LLC’s patents.[link]

How Public Opinion Polls Expand the Conversation on GSK v. Teva and Skinny Labeling

The Federal Circuit’s recent majority opinion and Chief Judge Prost’s dissenting opinion in the GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals “skinny labeling” case has raised eyebrows and piqued interest beyond the usual circles. [link]

CAFC Shoots Down Due Process Challenges to PTAB Structure

In an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) brought by Mobility Workx against Unified Patents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today ruled that the structure of the PTAB does not violate due process rights under the U.S. Constitution. [link]

CareDx v. Natera: The Latest in Patent Eligibility of Medical Diagnostics

The latest ruling involving patent eligibility of medical diagnostics comes from Chief Judge Connolly of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in a consolidated case brought by CareDx, Inc. [link]

Navigating the Legal Cloud: How to Manage Data and Intellectual Property with Cloud Orchestration Platforms

As the way we live and work has increasingly moved into virtual environments (I like to call it a legal metaverse), the boundaries between physical, digital, and biological worlds become blurrier by the day. [link]

SCOTUS Grants Government’s Request to Participate in Case Interpreting PRO IP Act Language on Copyright Invalidation

The U.S. Supreme Court today granted a motion made by the Acting U.S. Solicitor General to participate in oral argument as an amicus in the case of Unicolors v. H&M.[link]

Counseling Clients on What Constitutes Exceptionality in Patent Litigation: A View from Delaware

After a client prevails in patent litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the client often wants to know whether it can obtain its attorneys’ fees from the opposing party.[link]

Where We Are on AI Inventorship and Where We Should be Heading

The past few years saw a meteoric rise of artificial intelligence (AI) products, services, and applications. [link]
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