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.

Federal Circuit Orders New Damages Trial in Suit on LTE Technology

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT ORDERS NEW DAMAGES TRIAL IN SUIT ON LTE TECHNOLOGY Apple Inc. v. Wi-LAN Inc., 20-2011 -- On Friday in an opinion by Chief Judge MOORE, the Federal Circuit overturned[...]

Court Upholds IPR Decisions Finding Claims Not Obvious

*COURT UPHOLDS IPR DECISIONS FINDING CLAIMS NOT OBVIOUS Quanergy Systems, Inc. v. Velodyne Lidar USA, Inc., 2020-2070 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge O’MALLEY, the Federal Circuit[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds Grant of Preliminary Injunction in Patent Infringement Case

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS GRANT OF PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASE Blephex, LLC v. Myco Industries, Inc., 21-1149 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge O’MALLEY, the [...]

Court Upholds USPTO Refusal to Register Trademark

**COURT UPHOLDS USPTO REFUSAL TO REGISTER TRADEMARK In Re Vox Populi Registry Ltd., 21-1496 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge DYK, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s refusal to [...]

Applicant Admitted Prior Art May Not Form the “Basis” of an IPR Challenge

***APPLICANT ADMITTED PRIOR ART MAY NOT FORM THE “BASIS” OF AN IPR CHALLENGE Qualcomm Inc. v. Apple Inc., 20-1558 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge CHEN, the Federal Circuit vacated[...]

Tillis Explores Possibility of Creating Unified, Independent U.S. Intellectual Property Office

TILLIS EXPLORES POSSIBILITY OF CREATING UNIFIED, INDEPENDENT U.S. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE Last week Senator THOM TILLIS (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommitte[...]

U.S. House of Representatives Leaders Release America Competes Act

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEADERS RELEASE AMERICA COMPETES ACT Last week leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives released H.R. 4521, the “America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, [...]

District Court Applied Wrong Legal Standard for Claim Indefiniteness

**DISTRICT COURT APPLIED WRONG LEGAL STANDARD FOR CLAIM INDEFINITENESS Nature Simulation Systems Inc. v. Autodesk, Inc., 20-2257 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge NEWMAN, a split Fe[...]

Japan Patent Office Launches “The JPO Key Features”

JAPAN PATENT OFFICE LAUNCHES "THE JPO KEY FEATURES" On January 25, 2022, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) updated its web page with a section entitled “The JPO Key Features.” It includes information o[...]

Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meets Friday

TRADEMARK PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS FRIDAY The Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) will meet virtually on Friday, January 28 from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. ET for its first quarterly meeting [...]