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.

USPTO Erred in Likelihood of Confusion Analysis

* USPTO ERRED IN LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION ANALYSIS In re: Guild Mortgage Co., 17-2670 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge MOORE, the Federal Circuit vacated the USPTO’s refusal to regi[...]

Federal Circuit Remands for Reconsideration of Lost Profits Award After Majority of Patents Invalidated by USPTO

* * FEDERAL CIRCUIT REMANDS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF LOST PROFITS AWARD AFTER MAJORITY OF PATENTS INVALIDATED BY USPTO WesternGeco, LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., 13-1527 -- On Friday i[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds Obviousness Finding in Inter Partes Review

* *FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS OBVIOUSNESS FINDING IN INTER PARTES REVIEW Realtime Data, LLC v. Iancu, 18-1154 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federal Circuit upheld a USPT[...]

USPTO Did Not Err in Addressing on Reconsideration a Ground of Unpatentability for Which It Did Not Institute review

* * USPTO DID NOT ERR IN ADDRESSING ON RECONSIDERATION A GROUND OF UNPATENTABILITY FOR WHICH IT DID NOT INSTITUTE REVIEW AC Techs. v. Amazon.com, 18-1433 -- Yesterday in an opinion by[...]

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IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Judge Increases Tiffany & Co. Damage Award in Suit against Costco Today Above the Law reported that a federal district court in New York ordered Costco to pay Tiffany &[...]

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Whether Immoral or Scandalous Provision of Trademark Act invalid Under First Amendment

U.S. SUPREME COURT TO CONSIDER WHETHER IMMORAL OR SCANDALOUS PROVISION OF TRADEMARK ACT INVALID UNDER FIRST AMENDMENT Last week the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for review of the Federal C[...]

USPTO Seeks Comments on Revised Section 101 Examination Guidance

USPTO SEEKS COMMENTS ON REVISED SECTION 101 EXAMINATION GUIDANCE Today the USPTO published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments concerning revised patent examination guidance on subjec[...]

Qualcomm Posts Bonds to Enforce German Ban on Sale of Some iPhones

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Qualcomm Posts Bonds to Enforce German Ban on Sale of Some iPhones Yesterday CNBC reported that Qualcomm posted $1.52 billion in bonds to enforce a German court’s order bannin[...]

116th Congress to Convene Today

116TH U.S. CONGRESS TO CONVENE TODAY Today members of the new U.S. Congress, the 116th, will be sworn in, and the Senate and House of Representatives will begin work. Republicans hold a majority of[...]

Public Domain Welcomes Previously Copyrighted Works

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Public Domain Welcomes Previously Copyrighted Works Last weekend the New York Times reported that a large number of copyrighted works are expected to enter the public domain t[...]