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 System Maintenance Complete

IPO SYSTEM MAINTENANCE COMPLETE Over the last week, IPO has been working to update many backend systems. This work has been completed and all services are back online including the IPO Website and [...]

IPO Education Foundation Invention Program Announces Three Winning Inventions

IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION INVENTION PROGRAM ANNOUNCES THREE WINNING INVENTIONS “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” is a new IPOEF program in partnership with Invention Convention, a K-12 STEM and inventio[...]

Today on the IP Chat Channel: The Future of Pharma Patents: Recent Trends and Challenges

TODAY ON THE IP CHAT CHANNEL™: THE FUTURE OF PHARMA PATENTS: RECENT TRENDS AND CHALLENGES Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ today at 1:00p.m. ET for a webinar on the evolv[...]

USPTO Publishes Updated Guidance for Determining Obviousness

USPTO PUBLISHES UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING OBVIOUSNESS In today’s Federal Register the USPTO published “Updated Guidance for Making a Proper Determination of Obviousness,” which is effective [...]

USPTO Director Kathi Vidal to Provide Keynote Speech at IPOwners Spring Summit on March 7

USPTO DIRECTOR KATHI VIDAL TO PROVIDE KEYNOTE SPEECH AT IPOWNERS SPRING SUMMIT™ ON MARCH 7 KATHI VIDAL, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the [...]

Legislators Write to White House on Intellectual Property Issues

LEGISLATORS WRITE TO WHITE HOUSE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES This week legislators sent letters to President BIDEN on draft guidance recently issued by the National Institute of Standards and T[...]

IPO Testifies at USTR “Special 301” Hearing

IPO TESTIFIES AT USTR “SPECIAL 301” HEARING Yesterday the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) held its 2024 Special 301 Public Hearing on countries with inadequate IP protection[...]

IPO System Maintenance

IPO SYSTEM MAINTENANCE IPO will be starting a database upgrade at 12:00p.m. ET on Thursday, February 22nd. Due to the scale of the database upgrade, many IPO website resources will be unavailable f[...]

Federal Circuit Vacates District Court’s Claim Constructions

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT VACATES DISTRICT COURT’S CLAIM CONSTRUCTIONS Promptu Systems Corporation v. Comcast Corporation, 22-1939 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge TARANTO, the Federal Circ[...]

Federal Circuit Vacates USPTO Dismissal of Petition to Cancel Trademark Registration

* *FEDERAL CIRCUIT VACATES USPTO DISMISSAL OF PETITION TO CANCEL TRADEMARK REGISTRATION Naterra Int’l, Inc. v. Bensalem, 22-1872 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge CUNNINGHAM, the Fe[...]