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.

USPTO Seeking Nominations for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Beyoncé Drops Feyoncé Trademark Infringement Suit Yesterday Pitchfork reported that BEYONCÉ dropped a trademark infringement suit against the Texas business “Feyoncé” concerni[...]

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IP IN THE MASS MEDIA U.S. Investigating Huawei for Theft of T-Mobile Trade Secrets Yesterday the New York Times reported the federal prosecutors in the U.S. are investigating Huawei for allegedly [...]

Federal Circuit Upholds $440 Million Jury Verdict

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Federal Circuit Upholds $440 Million Jury Verdict Yesterday Reuters reported that the Federal Circuit upheld a $440 million jury verdict awarded to VirnetX in a patent infring[...]

USPTO Erred in Likelihood of Confusion Analysis

* USPTO ERRED IN LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION ANALYSIS In re: Guild Mortgage Co., 17-2670 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge MOORE, the Federal Circuit vacated the USPTO’s refusal to regi[...]

Federal Circuit Remands for Reconsideration of Lost Profits Award After Majority of Patents Invalidated by USPTO

* * FEDERAL CIRCUIT REMANDS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF LOST PROFITS AWARD AFTER MAJORITY OF PATENTS INVALIDATED BY USPTO WesternGeco, LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., 13-1527 -- On Friday i[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds Obviousness Finding in Inter Partes Review

* *FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS OBVIOUSNESS FINDING IN INTER PARTES REVIEW Realtime Data, LLC v. Iancu, 18-1154 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federal Circuit upheld a USPT[...]

USPTO Did Not Err in Addressing on Reconsideration a Ground of Unpatentability for Which It Did Not Institute review

* * USPTO DID NOT ERR IN ADDRESSING ON RECONSIDERATION A GROUND OF UNPATENTABILITY FOR WHICH IT DID NOT INSTITUTE REVIEW AC Techs. v. Amazon.com, 18-1433 -- Yesterday in an opinion by[...]

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IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Judge Increases Tiffany & Co. Damage Award in Suit against Costco Today Above the Law reported that a federal district court in New York ordered Costco to pay Tiffany &[...]

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Whether Immoral or Scandalous Provision of Trademark Act invalid Under First Amendment

U.S. SUPREME COURT TO CONSIDER WHETHER IMMORAL OR SCANDALOUS PROVISION OF TRADEMARK ACT INVALID UNDER FIRST AMENDMENT Last week the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for review of the Federal C[...]

USPTO Seeks Comments on Revised Section 101 Examination Guidance

USPTO SEEKS COMMENTS ON REVISED SECTION 101 EXAMINATION GUIDANCE Today the USPTO published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments concerning revised patent examination guidance on subjec[...]