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.

Register for IPO’s LIVE + Virtual Annual Meeting

REGISTER FOR IPO’S LIVE + VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING Register for IPO’s LIVE + Virtual Annual Meeting in September. Registrants have the option to participate live or virtually. Our objec[...]

USPTO Reminds Applicants That Patent Applications Must Distinguish Prophetic and Working Examples

USPTO REMINDS APPLICANTS THAT PATENT APPLICATIONS MUST DISTINGUISH PROPHETIC AND WORKING EXAMPLES Yesterday the USPTO published a Federal Register notice titled “Properly Presenting Prophetic and W[...]

*Motion to Transfer Should Have Been Granted

*MOTION TO TRANSFER SHOULD HAVE BEEN GRANTED In re: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 21-139 – Yesterday in an opinion by Judge DYK, the Federal Circuit granted writs of mandamus orderin[...]

Supreme Court Clarifies Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel

****SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES DOCTRINE OF ASSIGNOR ESTOPPEL Yesterday in an opinion by Justice KAGAN, a split U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Hologic, Inc. v. Minerva Surg[...]

Supreme Court Clarifies Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel

****SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES DOCTRINE OF ASSIGNOR ESTOPPEL Today in an opinion by Justice KAGAN, a split U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Hologic, Inc. v. Minerva Surgical[...]

Kayne Sues Walmart on Knockoff Yeezys

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Kayne Sues Walmart on Knockoff Yeezys Last week the New York Daily News reported that rapper KANYE WEST sued Walmart unde California unfair competition law in connection with [...]

This Week on IPO’s IP Chat Channel — Waiving IP Protections to Address COVID-19: The WTO Proposals and Ensuring Equitable Access to the Vaccines

THIS WEEK ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL™ -- WAIVING IP PROTECTIONS TO ADDRESS COVID-19: THE WTO PROPOSALS AND ENSURING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO THE VACCINES Tune in to the IP Chat Channe[...]

Amazon Joins Board Game Company in Suit against Alleged Counterfeiter

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Amazon Joins Board Game Company in Suit against Alleged Counterfeiter Yesterday Reuters reported that Amazon and Asmodee Group sued an Amazon seller for selling counterfeit ve[...]

Library of Congress Announces Copyright Public Modernization Committee

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCES COPYRIGHT PUBLIC MODERNIZATION COMMITTEE First Meeting Scheduled for July 22, 2021 Earlier this week, the Library of Congress announced appointments to the new Copy[...]

Senate IP Subcommittee Discusses Need for Patent Quality

SENATE IP SUBCOMMITTEE DISCUSSES NEED FOR PATENT QUALITY Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held a hearing titled “Protecting Real Innovations by Improving Patent [...]