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.

Today on IPO’s IP Chat Channel — Learn More About the Counterfeit Goods Seizure Act: Enforcing Design Patents at the U.S. Border

TODAY ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™ -- LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COUNTERFEIT GOODS SEIZURE ACT: ENFORCING DESIGN PATENTS AT THE U.S. BORDER Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ today [...]

Staudt Says Proposed TRIPS Waiver Is “Wrong Path to the Right Goals”

STAUDT SAYS PROPOSED TRIPS WAIVER IS “WRONG PATH TO THE RIGHT GOALS” Today IPWatchdog published an article by IPO President DANIEL STAUDT (Siemens Corp.) concerning the proposed waiver of IP rights[...]

U.S. Innovation and Competition Act Directs Executive Branch to Create National Innovation Policy

U.S. INNOVATION AND COMPETITION ACT DIRECTS EXECUTIVE BRANCH TO CREATE NATIONAL INNOVATION POLICY Last week the U.S. Senate approved the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 by a vote of 68-[...]

Digital Camera Was Patent-Ineligible

**DIGITAL CAMERA WAS PATENT-INELIGIBILE Yu v. Apple, Inc., 20-1760 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge PROST, a split Federal Circuit upheld a district court’s dismissal of Yu’s suit [...]

Federal Circuit Lacked Jurisdiction Over Walker Process Claim

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT LACKED JURISDICTION OVER WALKER PROCESS CLAIM Chandler v. Phoenix Services LLC, 20-1848 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge HUGHES, the Federal Circuit held that it [...]

Senate Passes U.S. Innovation and Competition Act by 68-32 Vote

SENATE PASSES U.S. INNOVATION AND COMPETITION ACT BY 68 – 32 VOTE On Tuesday the U.S. Senate passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 by a vote of 68-32. The bill, which aims to boost[...]

IPO Submits Comments to CNIPA on Draft Amendments to Several Stipulations Regarding Regulating the Act of Applying for a Patent

IPO SUBMITS COMMENTS TO CNIPA ON DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO SEVERAL STIPULATIONS REGARDING REGULATING THE ACT OF APPLYING FOR A PATENT As reported last month, the China National Intellectual Property Admi[...]

EU Submits WTO Proposal to Increase Vaccine Access Without Waiving IP Protections Under TRIPS Agreement

EU SUBMITS WTO PROPOSAL TO INCREASE VACCINE ACCESS WITHOUT WAIVING IP PROTECTIONS UNDER TRIPS AGREEMENT Last week the European Union submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization for increas[...]

Independent Game Developer in Trademark Dispute with Activision over “Warzone”

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Independent Game Developer in Trademark Dispute with Activision over “Warzone” Last week the Washington Post reported on a dispute between an independent video game developer [...]

Court Upholds Noninfringement Verdict Based on Prosecution History Estoppel

*COURT UPHOLDS NONINFRINGEMENT VERDICT BASED ON PROSECUTION HISTORY ESTOPPEL SpeedTrack, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., 20-1573 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge PROST, the Federal Circu[...]