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.

Hirshfeld Functioning as USPTO Director Following Iancu’s Departure

HIRSHFELD FUNCTIONING AS USPTO DIRECTOR FOLLOWING IANCU’S DEPARTURE Yesterday the USPTO updated its website to indicate that Commissioner for Patents DREW HIRSHFELD is now “performing[...]

Iancu and Tillis to Discuss ” How Innovation and Creativity Drive American Competitiveness” at Virtual Event Today

IANCU AND TILLIS TO DISCUSS “HOW INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY DRIVE AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS” AT VIRTUAL EVENT TODAY Join USPTO Director ANDREI IANCU and U.S. Senator THOM TILLIS (R-N.C.) today 2:30-3[...]

IPO Publishes Top 300 Patent Owners List

IPO PUBLISHES TOP 300 PATENT OWNERS LIST Today IPO published the 2020 Top 300 Patent Owners List. The list, which IPO has published since 1985, reports the 300 companies that received the most U.S.[...]

USPTO Issues Report on Impact of Chinese Government Subsidies on IP Filings

USPTO ISSUES REPORT ON IMPACT OF CHINESE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ON IP FILINGS Yesterday the USPTO released a new report on “Trademarks and Patents in China: The Impact of Non-Market Factors on Filing[...]

IPO Launches New Member Benefit: Free IP Chat Channel Webinars

IPO LAUNCHES NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: FREE IP CHAT CHANNEL™ WEBINARS IPO is offering a new member benefit in 2021 – FREE access to webinars on IPO’s IP Chat Channel™. IPO hos[...]

Iancu, Coons, and Tillis to Discuss “How Innovation and Creativity Drive American Competitiveness” at January 19 Event

IANCU, COONS, AND TILLIS TO DISCUSS “HOW INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY DRIVE AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS” AT JANUARY 19 EVENT Join USPTO Director ANDREI IANCU and U.S. Senators CHRIS COONS (D-Del.) and TH[...]

IPO Comments on USPTO Proposed CLE Guidelines

IPO COMMENTS ON USPTO PROPOSED CLE GUIDELINES Last week IPO President DAN STAUDT sent a letter to the USPTO in response to a request for comment on proposed CLE guidelines. The letter provides inpu[...]

USPTO Properly Analyzed Similarity of Marks in Dismissing Opposition to Trademark Registration

*USPTO PROPERLY ANALYZED SIMILARITY OF MARKS IN DISMISSING OPPOSITION TO TRADEMARK REGISTRATION QuikTrip West, Inc. v. Weigel Stores, Inc., 20-1304 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge[...]

Federal Circuit Dismisses Appeal of IPR Decision as Moot

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT DISMISSES APPEAL OF IPR DECISION AS MOOT ABS Global, Inc. v. Cytonome/ST, LLC, 19-2051 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Chief Judge STOLL, a split Federal Circuit dismis[...]

Federal Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment of Infringement Premised on Incorrect Claim Construction

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT REVERSES SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INFRINGEMENT PREMISED ON INCORRECT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION SIMO Holdings Inc. v. Hong Kong uCloudlink Network, 19-2411 -- Yesterday in an opin[...]