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Thursday, July 24, 2014

ONE WEEK LEFT FOR THE IPO ANNUAL MEETING EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

ONE WEEK LEFT FOR THE IPO ANNUAL MEETING EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

Register before July 31 and receive $100 off the registration fee for IPO’s Annual Meeting. This year’s Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 7-9 at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada. To view the program or to register, visit www.ipo.org/am2014.

IP RECORD INCLUDES TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES LIST

For the first time, the 2014 IP Record includes a list of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2013. The list was created through the combined efforts of IPO and the National Academy of Inventors. The top 13 entities on the Universities List also appear on IPO’s Top 300 Patent Owners List. Click here to access the IP Record. The Universities List is on page 18.

U.S. HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE TO HOLD COPYRIGHT HEARING

Today, July 24, the U.S. House Judiciary IP Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Copyright Remedies.” The hearing will be held at 1:30p.m. ET in Room 2141 Rayburn. It will likely be webcast.

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MEET THE COMMITTEE LEADERS: JOSHUA JARVIS

JOSHUA JARVIS is a vice-chair of the IPO Domain Names and Social Media Committee. He is currently an associate at Foley Hoag LLP. He specializes in intellectual property matters, advising clients on the full range of trademark, copyright, domain name, and social media issues. To join the Domain Names and Social Media or another one of IPO’s 29 Standing IP Committees, click here.

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

Cubist and Hospira Strike Temporary Deal

Hospira has agreed to delay producing a generic version of the skin infection fighting drug Cubicin until at least December 1. Patent owner Cubist recently filed a patent infringement suit against Hospira, which had announced plans to produce a generic version of Cubicin. (Boston Business Journal)

Article Argues Copyright Infringement is Not “Theft”

In an article published yesterday on Techdirt.com, MIKE MASNICK argued that copyright infringement encourages, rather than discourages, creativity. The article argued that such infringement cannot be considered “theft”.

Amazon Enforces “Fire” Trademark

In advance of its recent release of Fire TV, Amazon registered “Amazon Fire,” “Fire,” and other marks for certain products. The owners of fireTVnews.com recently turned over the domain and other social media accounts to Amazon. (Ars Technica)

VINSON & ELKINS LLP TO SPONSOR ANNUAL MEETING

The Tuesday Breakfast and Breaks at the IPO Sept. 7 to 9, 2014 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada will be sponsored by Vinson & Elkins LLP. For more information and to register, visit www.ipo.org/AM2014.

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Law & Advocacy

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 USPTO BUDGET WILL ALLOW HIRING, SATELLITE OFFICES

During the quarterly meeting of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), Chief Financial Officer TONY SCARDINO reported that the 2014 appropriations bill signed in January funds the USPTO at $3.024 billion – $90.8 million above the fiscal 2013 enacted level and $238.3 million above the fiscal 2013 sequestration level. The budget will allow the USPTO to hire 1,000 patent examiners and 63 administrative patent judges and provides funding related to opening satellite offices in San Jose, Denver, and Dallas. Projected 2014 spending is estimated at $2.948 billion. The White House will release its fiscal 2015 budget on March 4.


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