IPO Daily NewsTM

A quick read, the IPO Daily NewsTM is three to five concise paragraphs a day. It includes summaries of all patent and trademark opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the next day after opinions are issued and wire service stories of other selected IP cases.

Merits Decision Not Required to be Prevailing Party Owed Costs Under Rule 54(d)

* MERITS DECISION NOT REQUIRED TO BE PREVAILING PARTY OWED COSTS UNDER RULE 54(d) B.E. Tech., L.L.C. v. Facebook, Inc., 18-2356 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge LOURIE, the Federal[...]

USPTO Announces New TEAS and TEASi Login Requirements

USPTO ANNOUNCES NEW TEAS AND TEASi LOGIN REQUIREMENTS On October 26 the USPTO will change how the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEASi (International) forms can be accessed. Use[...]

No Reasonable Expectation of Success Where Prior Art References Lacked Efficacy Data

* NO REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF SUCCESS WHERE PRIOR ART REFERENCES LACKED EFFICACY DATA OSI Pharm., LLC v. Apotex Inc., 18-1925 -- On October 4 in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federa[...]

Collins Decries Federal Circuit Decision That Drive Shaft Technology Was Patent-Ineligible

COLLINS DECRIES FEDERAL CIRCUIT DECISION THAT DRIVE SHAFT TECHNOLOGY WAS PATENT-INELIGIBLE On Friday House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member DOUG COLLINS (R-Ga.) issued a press release denouncing [...]

Method for Manufacturing Drive Shaft to Reduce Vibration was Patent-Ineligible

** METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DRIVE SHAFT TO REDUCE VIBRATION WAS PATENT-INELIGIBLE American Axle & Mfg. v. Neapco Holdings, 18-1763 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge DYK, a split[...]

IPO Attends Meetings at WIPO

IPO ATTENDS MEETINGS AT WIPO This week IPO has attended meetings of the assemblies of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. A wide range of inter[...]

PTAB Erred in Denying Patent Owner Motion for Leave to Seek Certificate of Correction During PGR

*PTAB ERRED IN DENYING PATENT OWNER MOTION FOR LEAVE TO SEEK CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION DURING PGR Honeywell Int’l Inc. v. Arkema Inc., 18-1151 -- On Tuesday in a decision by Judge REY[...]

IPO Submits Comments on Proposed Patent Fees

IPO SUBMITS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED PATENT FEES Yesterday IPO President HENRY HADAD (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company) submitted comments to the USPTO’s July 31 Federal Register notice on proposed patent [...]

Court Vacates IPR Decision That Design Claims Were Not Obvious

* COURT VACATES IPR DECISION THAT DESIGN CLAIMS WERE NOT OBVIOUS Campbell Soup Co. v. Gamon Plus, Inc., 18-2029 -- On September 26 in an opinion by Judge MOORE, the Federal Circuit va[...]

Two Members Elected to IPO Board

TWO NEW MEMBERS ELECTED TO IPO BOARD At the opening of yesterday’s IPO Annual Meeting plenary session IPO members elected AbbVie Inc. (Johanna Corbin) and General Mills (Bill Miller) to the Board o[...]