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.

Court Did not Abuse Discretion in Dismissing Declaratory Judgement

*COURT DID NOT ABUSE DISCRETION IN DISMISSING DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT ACTION Commc'ns Test Design v. Contec, LLC, 19-1672 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge O’MALLEY, the Federal Circu[...]

IPR Decision Was Based on Erroneous Claim Construction

*IPR DECISION WAS BASED ON ERRONEOUS CLAIM CONSTRUCTION Personal Media Commc’ns, LLC v. Apple Inc., 18-1936 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge STOLL, the Federal Circuit overturned p[...]

Update on IPO and IPO Foundation Events in April and May

UPDATE ON IPO AND IPO FOUNDATION EVENTS IN APRIL AND MAY Due to recent developments and restrictions on travel and gatherings due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the following events have been cancell[...]

A Note About Preparedness and Continuation of Operations

A NOTE ABOUT PREPAREDNESS AND CONTINUATION OF OPERATIONS IPO and IPO Education Foundation have taken prudent steps to ensure that services for our members and donors will continue uninterrupted ami[...]

House, Senate Judiciary Leaders Introduce Trademark Modernization Act

HOUSE, SENATE JUDICIARY LEADERS INTRODUCE TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT Yesterday House Judiciary Committee Chair JERROLD NADLER (D-N.Y.) and Ranking Member DOUG COLLINS (R-Ga.), House IP Subcommitte[...]

Eko Sues Mobile Video Platform Quibi for Patent Infringement, Trade Secret Theft

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Eko Sues Mobile Video Platform Quibi for Patent Infringement, Trade Secret Theft Yesterday Variety reported that interactive video platform Eko sued the mobile video platform [...]

Led Zeppelin Prevails in “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Suit

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA Led Zeppelin Prevails in "Stairway to Heaven" Copyright Suit Yesterday Variety reported that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict that Led Zeppelin’s “Stairw[...]

Federal Circuit Affirms USPTO Determinations of Section 101 Ineligibility

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT AFFIRMS USPTO DETERMINATIONS OF § 101 INELIGIBILITY Customedia Techs., LLC v. Dish Network Corp., 18-2239 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge MOORE, the Federal Circu[...]

Senator Chris Coons Addresses IPOwners Spring Summit

IPO President Dan Staudt with Senator Chris Coons SENATOR CHRIS COONS ADDRESSES IPOwners SPRING SUMMIT™ Yesterday at the IPOwners Spring Summit™ in Washington, DC, Sena[...]

IPOwners Spring Summit Takes Place Today in Washington, DC

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020, 9:00a.m. ET IPOwners SPRING SUMMIT™ TAKES PLACE TODAY IN WASHINGTON, DC The IPOwners Spring Summit™ takes place today at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Was[...]