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 Published Proposed Rule to Implement Trademark Modernization Act

USPTO PUBLISHES PROPOSED RULE TO IMPLEMENT TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT Today the USPTO published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement the Trademark Modernization Act[...]

IPO President Quoted on U.S. Support for Waiving IP Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines

IPO PRESIDENT QUOTED ON U.S. SUPPORT FOR WAIVING IP PROTECTIONS FOR COVID-19 VACCINES Last week IPO President DANIEL STAUDT was quoted in a Huffington Post article discussing the controversy surrou[...]

Court Upholds USPTO Claim Construction

* COURT UPHOLDS USPTO CLAIM CONSTRUCTION Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Apple Inc., 20-1403 -- On Wednesday in an opinion by Judge BRYSON, the Federal Circuit upheld a USPTO inter partes review d[...]

Federal Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Dismiss, Finding Claims Patent-Ineligible under Section 101

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT REVERSES DENIAL OF MOTION TO DISMISS, FINDING CLAIMS PATENT-INELIGIBLE UNDER SECTION 101 Free Stream Media Corp. v. Alphonso Inc., 19-1506 -- On Tuesday in an opinion[...]

Substantial Evidence Supported District Court Finding That Claims Were Not Enabled

**SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTED DISTRICT COURT FINDING THAT CLAIMS WERE NOT ENABLED Pacific Biosciences v. Oxford Nanopore Techs., 20-2155 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge TARANTO[...]

New York Times Reports on “Ugg” Trademark Suit

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA New York Times Reports on “Ugg” Trademark Suit Yesterday the New York Times reported on the legal battle between sheepskin shoemakers Decker and Australian Leather over the us[...]

IPO President Quoted on U.S. Support for Waiving IP Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines

IPO PRESIDENT QUOTED ON US SUPPORT FOR WAIVING IP PROTECTIONS FOR COVID-19 VACCINES Last week IPO President DAN STAUDT was quoted in a Politico article discussing industry opposition to the announc[...]

Judgement Properly Set Aside Under F.R.C.P. 60(b)(3)

*JUDGMENT PROPERLY SET ASIDE UNDER F.R.C.P. 60(b)(3) Cap Export, LLC v. Zinus, Inc., 20-2087—On Wednesday in a decision by Judge DYK, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court’s set[...]

USTR Announces Support for Waiving IP Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines

USTR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR WAIVING IP PROTECTIONS FOR COVID-19 VACCINES Yesterday, U.S. Trade Representative KATHERINE TAI issued a statement announcing U.S. support for “waiving intellectual prope[...]

Republican Members of House Judiciary Committee Express Opposition to Proposed TRIPS Waiver

REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE EXPRESS OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED TRIPS WAIVER Yesterday, Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative[...]