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.

Pronouncing Pro Hac Vice and Amicus

PRONOUNCING PRO HAC VICE AND AMICUS The USPTO is proposing to change its practice for recognizing counsel to appear in a particular PTAB case “pro hac vice.” And the U.S. Supreme Cour[...]

Walk-In Registrations Welcome at Today’s IPOwners Spring Summit™ in Washington, DC

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WELCOME AT TODAY’S IPOWNERS SPRING SUMMIT™ IN WASHINGTON, DC It’s not too late to join your peers for the IPOwners Spring Summit™ at the Washington Marriott at M[...]

USPTO Properly Canceled Vaccine Claims As Obvious Based on “Result-Effective Variable Doctrine”

**USPTO PROPERLY CANCELED VACCINE CLAIMS AS OBVIOUS BASED ON “RESULT-EFFECTIVE VARIABLE DOCTRINE” Pfizer Inc. v. Sanofi Pasteur Inc., 19-1871 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge LOURI[...]

WTO Ministerial Conference Does Not Act to Extend TRIPS Modification to Diagnostics and Therapeutics

WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE DOES NOT ACT TO EXTEND TRIPS MODIFICATION TO DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPEUTICS The WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) concluded on Friday in Abu Dhabi. One of the issues on the[...]

IPO Attends 17th Session of WIPO PCT Working Group

IPO ATTENDS 17TH SESSION OF WIPO PCT WORKING GROUP Last month, the 17th Session of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Working Group (WG) took place. IPO was represented by International Patent Law &[...]

IPO System Maintenance Complete

IPO SYSTEM MAINTENANCE COMPLETE Over the last week, IPO has been working to update many backend systems. This work has been completed and all services are back online including the IPO Website and [...]

IPO Education Foundation Invention Program Announces Three Winning Inventions

IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION INVENTION PROGRAM ANNOUNCES THREE WINNING INVENTIONS “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” is a new IPOEF program in partnership with Invention Convention, a K-12 STEM and inventio[...]

Today on the IP Chat Channel: The Future of Pharma Patents: Recent Trends and Challenges

TODAY ON THE IP CHAT CHANNEL™: THE FUTURE OF PHARMA PATENTS: RECENT TRENDS AND CHALLENGES Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ today at 1:00p.m. ET for a webinar on the evolv[...]

USPTO Publishes Updated Guidance for Determining Obviousness

USPTO PUBLISHES UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING OBVIOUSNESS In today’s Federal Register the USPTO published “Updated Guidance for Making a Proper Determination of Obviousness,” which is effective [...]

USPTO Director Kathi Vidal to Provide Keynote Speech at IPOwners Spring Summit on March 7

USPTO DIRECTOR KATHI VIDAL TO PROVIDE KEYNOTE SPEECH AT IPOWNERS SPRING SUMMIT™ ON MARCH 7 KATHI VIDAL, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the [...]