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.

Challenger Must Identify Specifics to Sustain Claim of Lack of Enablement

*CHALLENGER MUST IDENTIFY SPECIFICS TO SUSTAIN CLAIM OF LACK OF ENABLEMENT McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America, 19-1557--Yesterday in an opinion by Judge TARANTO, the Federal Cir[...]

Federal Circuit Suspends In-Person Oral Arguments Until Further Notice

FEDERAL CIRCUIT SUSPENDS IN-PERSON ORAL ARGUMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE On Monday the Federal Circuit announced the suspension of in-person oral arguments until further notice in response to the COV[...]

Preamble Phrase Not Limiting for Apparatus Claims at Issue

*PREAMBLE PHRASE NOT LIMITING FOR APPARATUS CLAIMS AT ISSUE Cochlear Bone Anchored v. Oticon Medical AB, 2019-1105 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge TARANTO, a split Federal Circuit[...]

IPO Publishes Top 300 Patent Owners List

IPO PUBLISHES TOP 300 PATENT OWNERS LIST Today IPO published the 2019 Top 300 Patent Owners List. The list, which IPO has published since 1985, reports the 300 companies that received the most U.S.[...]

Party in Trademark Suit Was Not Barred from Raising Defense Not Litigated in Earlier Suit Involving Different Marks

****PARTY IN TRADEMARK SUIT WAS NOT BARRED FROM RAISING DEFENSE NOT LITIGATED IN EARLIER SUIT INVOLVING DIFFERENT MARKS Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. v. Marcel Fashions Group, Inc. -- Yesterday in an[...]

Federal Circuit Rejects Request to Rehear Decision Vacating USPTO Inter Partes Reexamination in Light of Arthrex

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT REJECTS REQUEST TO REHEAR DECISION VACATING USPTO INTER PARTES REEXAMINATION IN LIGHT OF ARTHREX Virnetx Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 19-1671 -- Yesterday in a per cu[...]

IPO Education Foundation Promotes IP Education Through Distance Learning

IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION PROMOTES IP EDUCATION THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING Students all around the country are learning about intellectual property from home with the IP Patch curriculum. IPO Educati[...]

China’s Supreme People’s Court Issues Revised Provisions of Patent Granting and Validity Cases for Comment

CHINA’S SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT ISSUES REVISED PROVISIONS ON PATENT GRANTING AND VALIDITY CASES FOR COMMENT The Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC) recently issued revised “Provisions on Several I[...]

Member States Appoint Daren Tang as WIPO’s Next Director General

MEMBER STATES APPOINT DAREN TANG AS WIPO’S NEXT DIRECTOR GENERAL As reported, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Member States agreed to conduct the Sessio[...]

Patent Public Advisory Committee Discuss Impact of Pandemic on USPTO

PATENT PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSS IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON USPTO Yesterday the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) met virtually. During opening remarks, USPTO Director ANDREI IANCU noted t[...]