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.

When State Acts Solely as Plaintiff, State Sovereignty Does Not Affect Venue

* * WHEN STATE ACTS SOLELY AS PLAINTIFF, STATE SOVEREIGNTY DOES NOT AFFECT VENUE Board of Regents v. Boston Scientific Corp., 18-1700 – Yesterday in a decision by Judge STOLL, the Fed[...]

Update on Recent Patent Case Law Offered at IPO’s Annual Meeting

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA LeBron James Seeks Trademark on “Taco Tuesday” On Tuesday the Los Angeles Times published an article discussing the history of trademark protection for the phrase “Taco Tuesda[...]

IPO Files Amicus Brief in EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal

IPO FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN EPO’S ENLARGED BOARD OF APPEAL On August 29 IPO filed an amicus brief with the European Patent Office concerning the case G 1/19 before the Enlarged Board of Appeal, which[...]

IPR Petition Time-Barred Although Petitioner’s Previous DJ Action Was Voluntarily Dismissed

IPR PETITION TIME-BARRED ALTHOUGH PETITIONER’S PREVIOUS DJ ACTION WAS VOLUNTARILY DISMISSED On August 29 the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board designated as “precedential” a panel decision in C[...]

USPTO Decision to Terminate IPR Proceedings Not Reviewable Under 35 U.S.C. 314(d)

* * USPTO DECISION TO TERMINATE IPR PROCEEDINGS NOT REVIEWABLE UNDER 35 U.S.C. 314(d) BioDelivery Scis. Int’l v. Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc., 19-1643 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Ju[...]

USPTO to Propose Trademark Fee Adjustment

USPTO TO PROPOSE TRADEMARK FEE ADJUSTMENTS Today the USPTO published a Federal Register notice announcing that the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) will hold a public hearing on September[...]

Court Uphold ITC Decision That Aspen’s Claims Were Valid, Infringed

*COURT UPHOLDS ITC DECISION THAT ASPEN’S CLAIMS WERE VALID, INFRINGED Guandong Alison Hi-Tech Co. v. ITC, 18-2042 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federal Circuit upheld[...]

USPTO Seeks Input on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions

USPTO SEEKS INPUT ON PATENTING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INVENTIONS Today the USPTO published a Federal Register notice seeking public comments on issues related to patenting artificial intelligence [...]

Service of Complain for Patent Infringement Triggers One-Year Time Bar for IPR Regardless of Deficiency

SERVICE OF COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT TRIGGERS ONE-YEAR TIME BAR FOR IPR REGARDLESS OF DEFICIENCY On Friday the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Precedential Opinion Panel designated [...]

Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify for Copyright Infringement

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify for Copyright Infringement On Wednesday the Hollywood Reporter reported that EMINEM’s publisher Eight Mile Style sued Spotify for copyright infri[...]