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 Submits Comments to CNIPA on Draft Amendments to Several Stipulations Regarding Regulating the Act of Applying for a Patent

IPO SUBMITS COMMENTS TO CNIPA ON DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO SEVERAL STIPULATIONS REGARDING REGULATING THE ACT OF APPLYING FOR A PATENT As reported last month, the China National Intellectual Property Admi[...]

EU Submits WTO Proposal to Increase Vaccine Access Without Waiving IP Protections Under TRIPS Agreement

EU SUBMITS WTO PROPOSAL TO INCREASE VACCINE ACCESS WITHOUT WAIVING IP PROTECTIONS UNDER TRIPS AGREEMENT Last week the European Union submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization for increas[...]

Independent Game Developer in Trademark Dispute with Activision over “Warzone”

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Independent Game Developer in Trademark Dispute with Activision over “Warzone” Last week the Washington Post reported on a dispute between an independent video game developer [...]

Court Upholds Noninfringement Verdict Based on Prosecution History Estoppel

*COURT UPHOLDS NONINFRINGEMENT VERDICT BASED ON PROSECUTION HISTORY ESTOPPEL SpeedTrack, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., 20-1573 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge PROST, the Federal Circu[...]

USPTO Met Its Burden in Prosecution Laches Case

**USPTO MET ITS BURDEN IN PROSECUTION LACHES CASE Hyatt v. Hirshfeld, 18-2390 -- On Tuesday in an opinion by Judge REYNA, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a district court dec[...]

Court Upholds ITC Finding of Indirect, Contributory Infringement

*COURT UPHOLDS ITC FINDING OF INDIRECT, CONTRIBUTORY INFRINGEMENT Bio-Rad Labs., Inc. v. ITC, 20-1475 -- Last Friday in an opinion by Judge LOURIE, the Federal Circuit upheld a U.S. I[...]

Court Overturns USPTO IPR Decision Upholding Telepharmacy Claims

*COURT OVERTURNS USPTO IPR DECISION UPHOLDING TELEPHARMACY CLAIMS Becton, Dickinson and Co. v. Baxter Corp. Englewood, 20-1937 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge DYK, the Federal Cir[...]

House IP Subcommittee Holds Hearing on SHOP SAFE Act

HOUSE IP SUBCOMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON SHOP SAFE ACT Yesterday the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing titled “The SHOP SAFE Act: Stemming [...]

District Court Incorrectly Applied Doctrine on Claim Vitiation

*DISTRICT COURT INCORRECTLY APPLIED DOCTRINE OF CLAIM VITIATION Edgewell Personal Care Brands v. Munchkin, Inc., 20-1203 -- Yesterday the Federal Circuit modified and reissued a March[...]

Revised TRIPS Waiver Proposal Circulated to WTO TRIPS Council

REVISED TRIPS WAIVER PROPOSAL CIRCULATED TO WTO TRIPS COUNCIL Yesterday several countries and delegations including South Africa and India circulated a revised proposal for consideration by the Wor[...]