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.

Intel Ordered to Pay $2.18 Billion on Patent Infringement Case

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Intel Ordered to Pay $2.18 Billion on Patent Infringement Case On Tuesday Fortune reported that a federal jury delivered a $2.18 billion verdict against Intel for infringing t[...]

Federal Circuit Finds Means-Plus-Function Claim Indefinite Because General Purpose Computer Provided Insufficient Structure

** FEDERAL CIRCUIT FINDS MEANS-PLUS-FUNCTION CLAIM INDEFINITE BECAUSE GENERAL PURPOSE COMPUTER PROVIDED INSUFFICIENT STRUCTURE Rain Computing, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 2[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds District Court’s Award of Attorney’s Fees

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS DISTRICT COURT’S AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES Arunachalam v. IBM, 20-1493 -- Yesterday in a per curiam opinion, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court’s awar[...]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Today in Arthrex

U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS TODAY IN ARTHREX This morning at 10:00a.m. the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Arthrex. The case is an appeal from the Federal Circuit[...]

U.S. Infringed Software Copyright by Failing to Limit Number of Simultaneous Users

**U.S. INFRINGED SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT BY FAILING TO LIMIT NUMBER OF SIMULTANEOUS USERS Bitmanagement Software GMBH v. United States, 20-1139 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge O’MALLEY[...]

Today on the IP Chat Channel — How Allyship Advances Diversity & Inclusion: Part 2 – The Necessity of White Male Allyship in the Legal Profession

TODAY ON THE IP CHAT CHANNEL™ — HOW ALLYSHIP ADVANCES DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: PART 2 – THE NECESSITY OF WHITE MALE ALLYSHIP IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION Tune in to the IP Chat Ch[...]

IPO Submits Comments on the USPTO’s National Strategy for Expanding American Innovation

IPO SUBMITS COMMENTS ON THE USPTO’S NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR EXPANDING AMERICAN INNOVATION Yesterday IPO President DANIEL STAUDT (Siemens Corp.) sent a letter responding to a USPTO request for comment[...]

Issue Preclusion Barred Reexamination Decision Cancelling Claims as Obvious

*ISSUE PRECLUSION BARRED REEXAMINATION DECISION CANCELING CLAIMS AS OBVIOUS SynQor, Inc. v. Vicor Corp., 19-1704 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge HUGHES, a split Federal Circuit va[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds Grant of Equitable Intervening Patent Rights

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS GRANT OF EQUITABLE INTERVENING PATENT RIGHTS John Bean Techs. Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc., 20-1090 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge REYNA, the F[...]

USPTO Erred in Obviousness Analysis

*USPTO ERRED IN OBVIOUSNESS ANALYSIS Canfield Scientific, Inc. v. Melanoscan, LLC, 19-1927 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge NEWMAN, the Federal Circuit overturned a USPTO inter par[...]