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 Expands E-Signature Options for Patent Correspondence

USPTO EXPANDS E-SIGNATURE OPTIONS FOR PATENT CORRESPONDENCE As of today, the USPTO is revising the rules of practice for patent correspondence to update the signature rule to provide for the broade[...]

Next Week on the IP Chat Channel: 2023 TTAB Year in Review

NEXT WEEK ON THE IP CHAT CHANNEL™: 2023 TTAB YEAR IN REVIEW Join the IP Chat Channel™ on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:00p.m. ET for a webinar that will provide a recap of many[...]

USPTO Issues Memorandum on Examining Means-Plus-Function Limitations

USPTO ISSUES MEMORANDUM ON EXAMINING MEANS-PLUS-FUNCTION LIMITATIONS On Monday the USPTO Commissioner for Patents VAISHALI UDUPA issued a memorandum titled “Resources for Examining Means-Plus-Funct[...]

Today on the IP Chat Channel™: Updates on AI/ChatGPT in Patent Prosecution

TODAY ON THE IP CHAT CHANNEL™: UPDATES ON AI/CHATGPT IN PATENT PROSECUTION Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ today at 11:00am ET for a webinar on major relevant developments in generati[...]

EPO Development Relating to E-Signatures

EPO DEVELOPMENT RELATING TO E-SIGNATURES Effective April 1, 2024, new rule amendments at the European Patent Office will allow for document authentication by, among other forms, a text string signa[...]

Join IPO’s Patent Search Committee “Virtual Open House” on March 19 to Hear USPTO Guest Speaker on AI and Patent Classification

JOIN IPO'S PATENT SEARCH COMMITTEE “VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE” ON MARCH 19 TO HEAR USPTO GUEST SPEAKER ON AI AND PATENT CLASSIFICATION IPO's Patent Search Committee invites IPO members to join its virtual[...]

Join an IPO Standing Committee Today

JOIN AN IPO STANDING COMMITTEE TODAY JOIN AN IPO STANDING COMMITTEE TODAY IPO has 28 active committees working on the most important areas of IP law and practice. IPO’s Standing IP Committees ar[...]

Coming Soon on the IP Chat Channel: 2023 TTAB Year in Review

COMING SOON ON THE IP CHAT CHANNEL™: 2023 TTAB YEAR IN REVIEW Join the IP Chat Channel™ on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:00p.m. ET for a webinar that will provide a recap of ma[...]

Vidal Discusses AI, Examiner Training During IPOwners Spring Summit

VIDAL DISCUSSES AI, EXAMINER TRAINING DURING IPOWNERS SPRING SUMMIT™ Last week during IPO’s IPOwners Spring Summit™ conference in Washington, DC, USPTO Director KATHI VIDAL participat[...]

Federal Circuit Overturns District Court Judgment that Claims Were Indefinite

**FEDERAL CIRCUIT OVERTURNS DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT THAT CLAIMS WERE INDEFINITE Maxell, Ltd. v. Amperex Technology Ltd., 23-1194 -- On March 6 in an opinion by Judge TARANTO, the Fede[...]