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.

IPO to Participate in TM5 User Session

IPO TO PARTICIPATE IN TM5 USER SESSION On December 11 NAOMI HAMAMATSU (IBM Japan, Ltd.) will attend the TM5 User Session at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel on behalf of IPO. The T[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds Findings of Noninfringement Based on Correct Claim Construction

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS FINDING OF NONINFRINGEMENT BASED ON CORRECT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION Plastic Omnium Advanced v. Donghee Am., Inc., 18-2087 -- In a November 21 opinion by Judge REYN[...]

Support IPO Education Foundation on Giving Tuesday

SUPPORT IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION ON GIVING TUESDAY December 3, 2019 is Giving Tuesday, a national day for charitable giving to nonprofits around the world. Please consider pledging a tax-deductible[...]

House IP Subcommittee Considering Legislation to Address Fraudulent Trademark Applications

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA House IP Subcommittee Considering Legislation to Address Fraudulent Trademark Applications Last week Bloomberg Law reported that House IP Subcommittee Chairman HANK JOHNSON (D[...]

Public Advisory Committee Published Annual Report

PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLISHES ANNUAL REPORT Yesterday the Patent Public Advisory Committee published its 2019 Annual Report, which assesses and makes recommendations on patent policies, goals[...]

Prosecution History Estoppel Barred Infringement Claim Under Doctrine of Equivalents

* *PROSECUTION HISTORY ESTOPPEL BARRED INFRINGEMENT CLAIM UNDER DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS Pharma Tech Sols., Inc., v. LifeScan, Inc., 19-1163 -- Friday in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the[...]

Court Reverses IPR Decision That Lacked Evidentiary Support

* COURT REVERSES IPR DECISION THAT LACKED EVIDENTIARY SUPPORT In re IPR Licensing, Inc., 18-1805 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge O’MALLEY, the Federal Circuit reversed a USPTO int[...]

USPTO Published Updates to PTAB Trial Practice Guide

USPTO PUBLISHES UPDATES TO PTAB TRIAL PRACTICE GUIDE Yesterday the USPTO published a Federal Register notice announcing the issuance of the November 2019 issue of its Office Patent Trial Practice G[...]

House Judiciary Committee Approves Drug Patent Bills

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES DRUG PATENT BILLS Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve H.R. 5133, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act [...]

IPR Petition Was Not Time-Barred Where Service of Process Defective

**IPR PETITION WAS NOT TIME-BARRED WHERE SERVICE OF PROCESS DEFECTIVE Game and Tech. Co. V. Wargaming Grp. Ltd., 19-1171 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federal Circuit[...]