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.

New Trademark and Trade Secret Resources Available on IPO Law Journal

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Schecter Discusses Opportunities for Vidal to Expand Diversity Initiatives Yesterday IP Watchdog published an article authored by MANNY SCHECTER (IBM Corp.) titled “Confirma[...]

U.S. Senate Confirms Kathi Vidal as USPTO Director

U.S. SENATE CONFIRMS KATHI VIDAL AS USPTO DIRECTOR Last evening the U.S. Senate confirmed KATHI VIDAL to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. She will[...]

Federal Circuit Vacates Non-Infringement Judgment Based on Erroneous Claim Construction

** FEDERAL CIRCUIT VACATES NON-INFRINGEMENT JUDGMENT BASED ON ERRONEOUS CLAIM CONSTRUCTION Littelfuse, Inc. v. Mersen USA EP Corp., 21-2013-- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge BRYSON, [...]

District Court Improperly Relied on Extrinsic Evidence in Construing Claim Term

**DISTRICT COURT IMPROPERLY RELIED ON EXTRINSIC EVIDENCE IN CONSTRUING CLAIM TERM Genuine Enabling Tech. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., 20-2167 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge REYNA, the [...]

U.S. Government Bans Companies from Obtaining More Than 50 Patents a Year

U.S. GOVERNMENT BANS COMPANIES FROM OBTAINING MORE THAN 50 PATENTS A YEAR The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that companies will not be permitted to obtain more 50 patents a year. P[...]

IPO Publishes New Whitepaper on European Diversity in IP

IPO PUBLISHES NEW WHITEPAPER ON EUROPEAN DIVERSITY IN IP IPO’s D&I Committee, European Practice Committee, and Women in IP Committee have collaborated to publish a whitepaper reviewing IP diver[...]

Next Week on IPO’s IP Chat Channel — TTAB Year in Review

NEXT WEEK ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™ -- TTAB YEAR IN REVIEW Tune in to IPO’s IP Chat Channel™ next Tuesday, April 5, at 2:00p.m. ET for a webinar partially sponsored by R[...]

Biden FY23 Budget Request Would Fully Fund USPTO

BIDEN FY23 BUDGET REQUEST WOULD FULLY FUND USPTO Yesterday U.S. President JOE BIDEN submitted his fiscal year 2023 budget request to Congress. USPTO funding requested was an increase of about $200 [...]

Federal Circuit Upholds USPTO Decision Granting Motion to Amend

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS USPTO DECISION GRANTING MOTION TO AMEND Hunting Titan, Inc. v. DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH, 20-2163 -- On Thursday in an opinion by Judge HUGHES, the Federal [...]

Claim Terms Were Not Mean-Plus-Function Limitations

** CLAIM TERMS WERE NOT MEAN-PLUS-FUNCTION LIMITATIONS Dyfan, LLC v. Target Corp., 21-1725 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federal Circuit overturned a district court j[...]