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.

District Court Erred in Dismissing Suit for Lack of Article III Standing

*DISTRICT COURT ERRED IN DISMISSING SUIT FOR LACK OF ARTICLE III STANDING University of South Florida. v. Fujifilm Medical Systems, 20-1872 -- In an October 22 opinion by Judge STOLL [...]

Pfizer and Merck Agree to License COVID-19 Antiviral Treatments to Medicines Patent Pool

PFIZER AND MERCK AGREE TO LICENSE COVID -19 ANTIVIRAL TREATMENTS TO MEDICINES PATENT POOL IPO Members PFIZER and MERCK SHARPE AND DOHME (MSD) have each independently agreed to license their respect[...]

Patent Public Advisory Committee Meets Today

PATENT PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TODAY The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) meets virtually today from 11:00a.m.-3:30p.m. REW HIRSHFELD, who is Performing the Functions and Duties of t[...]

USPTO Publishes Final Rule to Implement Trademark Modernization Act

USPTO PUBLISHES FINAL RULE TO IMPLEMENT TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT Today the USPTO published the final rule in the Federal Register to implement the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA). The TMA set [...]

Senator Patrick Leahy Will Not Seek Reelection in 2022

SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION IN 2022 Yesterday Senator PATRICK J. LEAHY (D-Vt.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, annou[...]

Federal Circuit Vacates USPTO Dismissal of Petition to Cancel Trademark Registration

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT VACATES USPTO DISMISSAL OF PETITION TO CANCEL TRADEMARK REGISTRATION Galperti, Inc. v. Galperti S.R.L., 21-1011 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge TARANTO, the Fede[...]

DISTRICT COURT DISMISSES SUIT CHALLENGING USPTO DIRECTOR’S AUTHORITY TO REJECT IPR PETITIONS UNDER NHK/FINTIV On November 10, 2021, in Apple Inc. v. Iancu, 5:20-cv-6128 (N.D. Cal. 2021), the distri[...]

No Standing for IPR Appeal After Litigation on Challenged Patent Was Settled

**NO STANDING FOR IPR APPEAL AFTER LITIGATION ON CHALLENGED PATENT WAS SETTLED Apple Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc., 20-1683 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge PROST, the Federal Circuit dism[...]

IPOEF Fireside Chat and Q&A with Dr. Lisa Cook

IPOEF FIRESIDE CHAT AND Q&A WITH DR. LISA COOK Dr. LISA COOK will be presented with the 2021 IP Champion Award on December 8 during the IPO Education Foundation Virtual Awards Celebration. Foll[...]

IPO Now Accepting Nominations for Committee Leadership

IPO NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP IPO is now accepting nominations for chair and vice chair positions on IPO’s Standing IP Committees in 2022. IPO committee leaders help coordi[...]