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Black Women Inventors Recall Their Paths to Success in USPTO Black History Month EventBy: IPWatchdogon February 20, 2021 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On February 10, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted its annual Black History Month program, “Contemporary Black Women Inventors.” The event spotlights Black inventors and business personalities across the United States to showcase their legacy contributions to America’  Read More>> Categories   Government, Inventors Information, IPWatchdog Articles, Patents, USPTO, Black History Month, …

Black Women Inventors Recall Their Paths to Success in USPTO Black History Month EventBy: IPWatchdogon February 20, 2021 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 19: Tillis Advises Biden on USPTO Director Pick, CNIPA Issues Patent Application Quality Guidelines, and Digital Service Providers Pay $424 Million to Mechanical Licensing CollectiveBy: IPWatchdogon February 19, 2021 at 7:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: a bill amending copyright law to increase liability for online platforms republishing news snippets is introduced into Canada’s Senate; Senator Tillis asks President Biden to select a USPTO Director who will retain reforms wrought during Andrei Iancu’s tenur  Read More>> Categories   IP News, IPWatchdog Articles, other barks …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 19: Tillis Advises Biden on USPTO Director Pick, CNIPA Issues Patent Application Quality Guidelines, and Digital Service Providers Pay $424 Million to Mechanical Licensing CollectiveBy: IPWatchdogon February 19, 2021 at 7:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

CAFC Affirms Section 112 Invalidation/ Non-Infringement in Synchronoss v. Dropbox DisputeBy: La’Cee Conleyon February 19, 2021 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On February 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a district court’s conclusion of invalidity under Section 112 and/or non-infringement in Synchronoss v. Dropbox. Synchronoss had appealed the district court’s decision that the asserted claims, which were “drawn  Read More>> Categories   Courts, District Courts, Federal Circuit, IP News, IPWatchdog …

CAFC Affirms Section 112 Invalidation/ Non-Infringement in Synchronoss v. Dropbox DisputeBy: La’Cee Conleyon February 19, 2021 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Patent Filings Roundup: Porn Sites Head for PTAB; All-or-Nothing Post Grant Review InstitutionBy: Jonathan Stroudon February 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings have settled into a relatively steady-state of roughly 20-30 petitions, occasionally punctuated by a big burst of litigation-related activity. Notably, five of the 34 petitions filed were post grant reviews (PGRs), as the numbers there continue to (very s  Read More>> Categories   Courts, District Courts, Government, Guest …

Patent Filings Roundup: Porn Sites Head for PTAB; All-or-Nothing Post Grant Review InstitutionBy: Jonathan Stroudon February 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

UK Judge Backs Meghan Markle over Leaked LetterBy: James Nurtonon February 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The actor Meghan Markle gained fame playing a paralegal in the TV show Suits. Now, as Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex, she is starring in her own legal drama in London’s High Court. On February 11, Mr. Justice Warby granted summary judgment in favor of the Duchess on most of the issues i …

UK Judge Backs Meghan Markle over Leaked LetterBy: James Nurtonon February 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Pardon Me, But What Is the Point of Deciding Whether or Not a Reference ‘Teaches Away’?By: Daniel Hansonon February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

“Teaching away” is a concept important to obviousness analysis under U.S. patent law. “Teaching away” basically bears upon the issue of motivation to combine elements in a manner set out by a patent claim, and such motivation is relevant to obviousness analysis but not to anticipation analysis: woul  Read More>> Categories   Courts, Federal Circuit, …

Pardon Me, But What Is the Point of Deciding Whether or Not a Reference ‘Teaches Away’?By: Daniel Hansonon February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Federal Circuit Rules PTAB Erred on Successor-in-Interest Issue in Crocs CaseBy: La’Cee Conleyon February 17, 2021 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On February 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) granted Mojave Desert Holdings, LLC and U.S.A Dawgs Inc.’s (Mojave and U.S.A. Dawgs) motion to substitute in a case involving a design patent infringement issue between Mojave and Crocs, Inc. (Crocs). The court concluded that  Read More>> Categories   Courts, District Courts, …

Federal Circuit Rules PTAB Erred on Successor-in-Interest Issue in Crocs CaseBy: La’Cee Conleyon February 17, 2021 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

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