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.

Only Humans May Be Names Inventors on U.S. Patents

***ONLY HUMANS MAY BE NAMED INVENTORS ON U.S. PATENTS Thaler v. Vidal, 21-2347 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge STARK, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court decision affirmin[...]

Network with Your Colleagues at IPO’s Annual Meeting

NETWORK WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES AT IPO’S ANNUAL MEETING Networking events are an important part of what makes the IPO Annual Meeting so special, especially as we return to in-person events. Renew acqu[...]

Tillis Introduces Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022

TILLIS INTRODUCES PATENT ELIGIBILITY RESTORATION ACT OF 2022 Yesterday Senator THOM TILLIS (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, announced that he [...]

Attend Committee Business Meetings During IPO’s Annual Meeting

ATTEND COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETINGS DURING IPO’S ANNUAL MEETING IPO’s Standing IP Committees will host in-person business meetings on Sunday, September 18 for registered attendees of IPO’s Annual Me[...]

WIPO Secretariat Prepares Summary of Assemblies

WIPO SECRETARIAT PREPARES SUMMARY OF ASSEMBLIES The WIPO Secretariat has prepared a summary of the recently held Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO. It notes that issues were addressed such as[...]

CNIPA Publishes Guidelines for IP Protection at Exhibitions

CNIPA PUBLISHES GUIDELINES FOR IP PROTECTION AT EXHIBITIONS The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has published Guidelines for Intellectual Property Protection at Exhibiti[...]

Early Bird Rate for IPO’s Annual Meeting Ends Sunday 7/31

EARLY BIRD RATE FOR IPO’S ANNUAL MEETING ENDS SUNDAY 7/31 Sunday, July 31, is the last day to receive a $100 discount from the member rate to attend IPO’s Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA from Sep[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds District Court’s Award of Attorney Fees

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS DISTRICT COURT’S AWARD OF ATTORNEY FEES Realtime Adaptive Streaming v. Netflix, Inc., 21-1484 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge CHEN, a split Federal Circu[...]

Western District of Texas to Randomly Assign Patent Cases Among 12 Judges

WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TO RANDOMLY ASSIGN PATENT CASES AMONG 12 JUDGES On Monday Chief Judge ORLANDO L. GARCIA of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas ordered that patent cas[...]

USPTO Seeks Input on Section 101 Examination Guidance

USPTO SEEKS INPUT ON SECTION 101 EXAMINATION GUIDANCE Yesterday USPTO Director KATHI VIDAL published a blog post titled “Providing clear guidance on patent subject matter eligibility.” Vidal discus[...]