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.

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[...]

IPO Submits Brief to Canadian Parliament on TRIPS Waiver Proposal

IPO SUBMITS BRIEF TO CANADIAN PARLIAMENT ON TRIPS WAIVER PROPOSAL On Friday, IPO submitted a brief to Canada’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on International Trade in response to its request for[...]

USTR Releases Special 301 Report

USTR RELEASES SPECIAL 301 REPORT On Friday the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its 2021 Special 301 Report, an annual publication that reviews global developments on trade a[...]

Employment Contract Did Not Require Assignment of Ideas Developed During Employment Where Inventions’ Conception Dates Were Post-Employment

**EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT DID NOT REQUIRE ASSIGNMENT OF IDEAS DEVELOPED DURING EMPLOYMENT WHERE INVENTIONS’ CONCEPTION DATES WERE POST-EMPLOYMENT Bio-Rad Labs., Inc. v. ITC, 20-1785 -- Ye[...]

IPO Board Adopts Resolution Supporting Restoring Public Access to WHOIS Information

IPO BOARD ADOPTS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING RESTORING PUBLIC ACCESS TO WHOIS INFORMATION Yesterday during a virtual meeting, the IPO Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting, in principle, fed[...]

Today on IPO’s IP Chat Channel – Expanding the Eligibility Requirements to Foster Inclusion and Innovation in the U.S. Patent System

TODAY ON IPO’S IP CHAT CHANNEL -- EXPANDING THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO FOSTER INCLUSION AND INNOVATION IN THE U.S. PATENT SYSTEM Tune in to the IP Chat Channel™ today at 2[...]

Graham Introduces Trade Secrets Bill

GRAHAM INTRODUCES TRADE SECRETS BILL Last week Senator LINDSAY GRAHAM (R-S.C.) introduced S. 1245, the “Combating Chinese Purloining (CCP) of American Trade Secrets Act.” A press release about the [...]