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IPO Daily News™

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

16 October 2018

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

New Yorker Discusses Waymo’s Trade Secret Suit against Uber

This week’s issue of the New Yorker features an article titled “Did Uber Steal Google’s Trade Secrets,” discussing Google’s Waymo unit’s suit against Uber concerning the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets related to self-driving car technology by former Waymo engineer ANTHONY LEVANDOWSKI,

Univision Claims Dish Network Infringes Trademarks by Advertising Availability to Its Customers Following Expiration of License Agreement

Yesterday the Hollywood Reporter reported on a trademark infringement dispute between Univision and Dish Network related to the expiration of a license agreement allowing Dish to provide Univision to its subscribers. Univision claims Dish continues to advertise that it distributes Univision using Univision trademarks and logos.

Hollywood Reporter Discusses Photographer’s Copyright Suit Against Warhol Estate

Yesterday the Hollywood Reporter reported on a copyright suit filed by photographer LYNN GOLDSMITH against the estate of pop artist ANDY WARHOL concerning Warhol paintings that were based on a 1984 photograph of PRINCE Goldsmith took for Vanity Fair.

Fortnite Developer Files Copyright Suit against Owners of YouTube Channels Who Sell Game Hacks

Yesterday Variety reported that Epic Games sued the owners of two YouTube channels, claiming they their videos to promote game hacks they sell infringe Epic’s copyright in the popular video game Fortnite.

TOMORROW ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™: A SURGE TO THE PTAB? FILING AND LITIGATION STRATEGY IN THE LIGHT OF THE UPCOMING CHANGE TO THE PHILLIPS STANDARD

Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ on Wednesday, 17 October at 2:00p.m. ET to hear three very experienced PTAB litigators – DAVID CAVANAUGH (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP), SCOTT MCKEOWN (Ropes & Gray LLP), and MICHAEL SPECHT (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC) give their views how the move to the Phillips claim construction standard at the PTAB on 13 November is likely to change optimal litigation strategies going forward for both petitioners and patent owners. The issues they will discuss include:

• Will institution rates at the PTAB be changed by the switch to the Phillips standard?
• Will district court judges be less likely to grant stays now that a PTAB claim construction will be more of a true preview of a Markman finding?
• Advantages and disadvantages of delaying an IPR filing.
• The timing of PTAB and district court decisions—and the potential for collateral estoppel.
• The additional complications involved in multi-defendant litigation.

IP Chat Channel™ webinars are recorded and available on our website after the live webinars. CLE granted in many states.


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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