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.

Court Erred in Construing “Markush” Patent Claim Limitation

** COURT ERRED IN CONSTRUING “MARKUSH” PATENT CLAIM LIMITATION Amgen Inc. v. Amneal Pharm. LLC, 18-2414 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge LOURIE, the Federal Circuit vacated a distr[...]

Hershkowitz Named Acting Commissioner For Trademarks

HERSHKOWITZ NAMED ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR TRADEMARKS MERYL HERSHKOWITZ is serving as the USPTO’s Acting Commissioner for Trademarks following the retirement of MARY BONEY DENNISON on De[...]

CNIPA Publishes Draft Standards For Determining Trademark Infringement

CNIPA PUBLISHES DRAFT STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT In December the China National IP Administration (CNIPA) published a set of draft standards for determining trademark infringe[...]

PCT Fee Changes Now Effective

PCT FEE CHANGES NOW EFFECTIVE The USPTO has updated its fee schedule to reflect a number of changes related to PCT fees. The changes went into effect on New Year’s Day. There are new fee codes for [...]

Inventor Rights Act Introduced in House on Dec. 19

INVENTOR RIGHTS ACT INTRODUCED IN HOUSE ON DEC. 19 On December 19, Rep. DANNY K. DAVIS (D-Ill.) introduced H.R. 5478, the Inventor Rights Act. The bill contains several findings of Congress related[...]