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.

Removal of Trade Secrets Case to Federal Court Was Improper

*REMOVAL OF TRADE SECRETS CASE TO FEDERAL COURT WAS IMPROPER Intellisoft, Ltd. v. Acer America Corp., 19-1522 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge DYK, the Federal Circuit overturned a[...]

Canada’s New Emergency response Act Set Out Broad Compulsory Licensing Provisions

CANADA’S NEW EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT SETS OUT BROAD COMPULSORY LICENSING PROVISIONS Canada has amended its Patent Act, providing for a new compulsory licensing regime. Under this new regime, the Min[...]

Today on IPO’s IP Chat Channel: Indefiniteness After Samsung v. Prisua

TODAY ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™: INDEFINITENESS AFTER SAMSUNG V. PRISUA Tune in to the IPO IP Chat Channel™ today at 2:00p.m. ET to hear an expert panel consider the man[...]

USPTO, U.S. Copyright Office Extend Some Deadlines

USPTO, U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE EXTEND SOME DEADLINES Yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it was extending deadlines for filing some patent and trademark related documents an[...]

IPO Launches New Quarterly Publication Later Today

IPO LAUNCHES NEW QUARTERLY PUBLICATION LATER TODAY Later today IPO will launch the IPOwners Quarterly™, a new publication intended to provide members with analysis and updates on IP policy a[...]

Trump Signs Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

TRUMP SIGNS CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT On Friday U.S. President DONALD TRUMP signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a $2 t[...]

WIPO Briefing to be Webcast

WIPO BRIEFING TO BE WEBCAST The World Intellectual Property (WIPO) has announced that a briefing releasing its results for 2019 and addressing some of its current major plans and challenges will be[...]

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Expands USPTO Director’s Authority to Extend Deadlines

$2 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS BILL EXPANDS USPTO DIRECTOR’S AUTHORITY TO EXTEND DEADLINES Last evening the U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. A copy of the bill is avail[...]

Constitutional Court Finds German Act of Approval of Agreement on Unified Patent Court Void

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FINDS GERMAN ACT OF APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT ON A UNIFIED PATENT COURT VOID The German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) recently decided by a 5-3 vote that the Germ[...]

Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990 Lacked Valid Constitutional Basis

***COPYRIGHT REMEDY CLARIFICATION ACT OF 1990 LACKED VALID CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS Allen v. Cooper, No. 18–877 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Justice KAGAN, the U.S. Supreme Court held that that the Co[...]