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.

Location Change for 2019 IPO Education Foundation Dinner

LOCATION CHANGE FOR 2019 IPO FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER The location for this year’s IPO Education Foundation Awards Dinner has changed from the National Building Museum to the Smithsonian American A[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds District Court’s Indefiniteness Finding

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS DISTRICT COURT’S INDEFINITENESS FINDING HZNP Meds. LLC v. Actavis Labs. UT, Inc., 17-2149 -- On October 10 in an opinion by Judge REYNA, a split Federal Circ[...]

Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit Gains Momentum

GENDER DIVERSITY IN INNOVATION TOOLKIT GAINS MOMENTUM This week Law.com published an article on the Women in IP Committee's Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit. Committee members SCOTT BARKER (M[...]

Merits Decision Not Required to be Prevailing Party Owed Costs Under Rule 54(d)

* MERITS DECISION NOT REQUIRED TO BE PREVAILING PARTY OWED COSTS UNDER RULE 54(d) B.E. Tech., L.L.C. v. Facebook, Inc., 18-2356 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge LOURIE, the Federal[...]

USPTO Announces New TEAS and TEASi Login Requirements

USPTO ANNOUNCES NEW TEAS AND TEASi LOGIN REQUIREMENTS On October 26 the USPTO will change how the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEASi (International) forms can be accessed. Use[...]

No Reasonable Expectation of Success Where Prior Art References Lacked Efficacy Data

* NO REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF SUCCESS WHERE PRIOR ART REFERENCES LACKED EFFICACY DATA OSI Pharm., LLC v. Apotex Inc., 18-1925 -- On October 4 in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federa[...]

Collins Decries Federal Circuit Decision That Drive Shaft Technology Was Patent-Ineligible

COLLINS DECRIES FEDERAL CIRCUIT DECISION THAT DRIVE SHAFT TECHNOLOGY WAS PATENT-INELIGIBLE On Friday House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member DOUG COLLINS (R-Ga.) issued a press release denouncing [...]

Method for Manufacturing Drive Shaft to Reduce Vibration was Patent-Ineligible

** METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DRIVE SHAFT TO REDUCE VIBRATION WAS PATENT-INELIGIBLE American Axle & Mfg. v. Neapco Holdings, 18-1763 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge DYK, a split[...]

IPO Attends Meetings at WIPO

IPO ATTENDS MEETINGS AT WIPO This week IPO has attended meetings of the assemblies of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. A wide range of inter[...]

PTAB Erred in Denying Patent Owner Motion for Leave to Seek Certificate of Correction During PGR

*PTAB ERRED IN DENYING PATENT OWNER MOTION FOR LEAVE TO SEEK CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION DURING PGR Honeywell Int’l Inc. v. Arkema Inc., 18-1151 -- On Tuesday in a decision by Judge REY[...]