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.

Senators Write to USPTO Leadership on Sequencing Patent Examination

SENATORS WRITE TO USPTO LEADERSHIP ON SEQUENCING PATENT EXAMINATION Yesterday Senators THOM TILLIS (R-N.C.) and TOM COTTON (R-Ark.) sent a letter to DREW HIRSHFELD, who is performing the functions [...]

WIPO Director General Daren Tang to Provide Keynote Address at IPOwners Spring Summit on April 20

WIPO DIRECTOR GENERAL DAREN TANG TO PROVIDE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT IPOwners SPRING SUMMIT™ ON APRIL 20 DAREN TANG, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (W[...]

Further Update on ViCo at EPO Boards of Appeal

FURTHER UPDATE ON VICO AT EPO BOARDS OF APPEAL As reported earlier this week, the appellant in T1807/15 withdrew their request for a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal in relation to oral pro[...]

Register for IPO’s 4th Annual IPOwners Spring Summit™ – April 20-21

REGISTER FOR IPO’S 4TH ANNUAL IPOWNERS SPRING SUMMIT™ – APRIL 20-21 Join IPO for the 4th Annual IPOwners Spring Summit™. This year, the conference will be held virtually[...]

Wallach to Take Senior Status, Creating Vacancy on Federal Circuit

WALLACH TO TAKE SENIOR STATUS, CREATING VACANCY ON FEDERAL CIRCUIT Judge EVAN J. WALLACH of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will take senior status on May 31, 2021, leaving a vaca[...]

USPTO Director’s Exercise of Discretion to Deny Institution of IPR is Unreviewable

*** USPTO DIRECTOR’S EXERCISE OF DISCRETION TO DENY INSTITUTION OF IPR IS UNREVIEWABLE Mylan Labs. Ltd. v. Janssen Pharm., N.V., 21-1071 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge MOORE, the[...]

District Court Did Not Err in Unsealing Amended Complaint That Revealed Identity of Manufacturer Joined as Defendant

*DISTRICT COURT DID NOT ERR IN UNSEALING AMENDED COMPLAINT THAT REVEALED IDENTITY OF MANUFACTURER JOINED AS DEFENDANT DePuy Synthes Prods., Inc. v. Veterinary Orthopedic Implants, Inc[...]

USPTO Correctly Rejected Patent Claims as Patent-Ineligible

*USPTO CORRECTLY REJECTED PATENT CLAIMS AS PATENT-INELIGIBLE In re The Board of Trustees, 20-1012 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge REYNA, the Federal Circuit upheld a USPTO decisio[...]

IPO Submits Responses to Questions from USTR

IPO SUBMITS RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS FROM USTR As previously reported, in late January IPO submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for consideration as part of USTR’s Special 301 R[...]

Legislators Introduce IDEA Act in House and Senate

LEGISLATORS INTRODUCE IDEA ACT IN HOUSE AND SENATE Yesterday Senator MAZIE HIRONO (D-Hawaii) introduced the “Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act” (IDEA Act) in the U.S. Senate with cosp[...]