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.

Legislators Introduce IDEA Act in House and Senate

LEGISLATORS INTRODUCE IDEA ACT IN HOUSE AND SENATE Yesterday Senator MAZIE HIRONO (D-Hawaii) introduced the “Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act” (IDEA Act) in the U.S. Senate with cosp[...]

Senators Ask USPTO to Study State of Patent Eligibility in U.S.

SENATORS ASK USPTO TO STUDY STATE OF PATENT ELIGIBILITY IN U.S. Last week Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Ranking Member THOM TILLIS (R-N.C.) and Subcommittee members MAISIE [...]

IP Court of China’s Supreme People’s Court Issues 2020 Annual Report

On February 26th, the IP Court of the Supreme People’s Court of PRC (the “IP Court”) issued its second annual report since its establishment on January 1, 2019, showcasing its main achievements in 202[...]

U.S. Government Did Not Breech Trademark Licensing Agreement by Refusing to Approve Use of Mark on Certain Products and Marketing Materials

*U.S. GOVERNMENT DID NOT BREACH TRADEMARK LICENSING AGREEMENT BY REFUSING TO APPROVE USE OF MARK ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND MARKETING MATERIALS Authentic Apparel Group, LLC v. United Sta[...]

Intel Ordered to Pay $2.18 Billion on Patent Infringement Case

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Intel Ordered to Pay $2.18 Billion on Patent Infringement Case On Tuesday Fortune reported that a federal jury delivered a $2.18 billion verdict against Intel for infringing t[...]

Federal Circuit Finds Means-Plus-Function Claim Indefinite Because General Purpose Computer Provided Insufficient Structure

** FEDERAL CIRCUIT FINDS MEANS-PLUS-FUNCTION CLAIM INDEFINITE BECAUSE GENERAL PURPOSE COMPUTER PROVIDED INSUFFICIENT STRUCTURE Rain Computing, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 2[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds District Court’s Award of Attorney’s Fees

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS DISTRICT COURT’S AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES Arunachalam v. IBM, 20-1493 -- Yesterday in a per curiam opinion, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court’s awar[...]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Today in Arthrex

U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS TODAY IN ARTHREX This morning at 10:00a.m. the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Arthrex. The case is an appeal from the Federal Circuit[...]

U.S. Infringed Software Copyright by Failing to Limit Number of Simultaneous Users

**U.S. INFRINGED SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT BY FAILING TO LIMIT NUMBER OF SIMULTANEOUS USERS Bitmanagement Software GMBH v. United States, 20-1139 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge O’MALLEY[...]

Today on the IP Chat Channel — How Allyship Advances Diversity & Inclusion: Part 2 – The Necessity of White Male Allyship in the Legal Profession

TODAY ON THE IP CHAT CHANNEL™ — HOW ALLYSHIP ADVANCES DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: PART 2 – THE NECESSITY OF WHITE MALE ALLYSHIP IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION Tune in to the IP Chat Ch[...]