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Blog posts of all IP law news and insights.

UPDATED: Global IP Offices Respond to COVID-19

We live in interesting times. No corner of professional or personal life seems untouched in at least some way by the latest coronavirus (named SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes (named “coronavirus disease 2019” abbreviated COVID-19). Governments all around the world are either demanding or suggesting that people quarantine themselves or engage in social distancing. …

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Facebook v. Windy City: CAFC Strikes Down PTAB’s Approach to Joinder in IPRs

“Were the statute ambiguous, we would alternatively resolve this matter in the same way. Specifically, we would find that no deference is due to the POP opinion in Proppant and that the most reasonable reading of § 315(c) is the one we adopt in our majority opinion.” Chief Judge Prost, Federal Circuit. In Facebook v. …

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Twisting Facts to Capitalize on COVID-19 Tragedy: Fortress v. bioMerieux

“The offer of a royalty-free license to any third party working on diagnostics tests directed to COVID-19 is a generous response not only to bioMerieux, not only to all the biopharma companies working on COVID-19, but to everyone, period. We all have an interest in this issue, as the world around us shutters.” Some people …

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Patent Filings Roundup: Uptick Despite COVID-19, Theranos Patents Reemerge

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent 3:20-cv-02542 Filed JAMES J MACORGOLDFINCH DESIGN STUDIO, LLC HID Global Corp.COLLECTOR`S UNIVERSE, INC. dba PROFESSIONAL COINN GRADING SERVICES 8376133 1:20-cv-00347 Filed Gilead SciencesAstellas Pharma Gland Pharma, Ltd. 8106183RE473018524883 2:20-cv-02608 Filed Celgene Mylan 10555939 2:20-cv-02614 Filed Celgene Teva Pharmaceutical 10555939 2:20-cv-02299 Filed JBF Interlude 2009 Ltd – Israel Quibi Holdings, …

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Current Events

Current Events Network Issues Affecting Inbound and Outbound Phone Calls The USPTO is currently experiencing network issues affecting inbound and outbound calls. Calls may be disconnected from the phone system. The USPTO technical teams are working to resolve the issue.   Open Data Patent Office Action Data Updates Unavailable Due to internal maintenance on Patent content systems …

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Third Session Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System (March 10-11, 2020) – POSTPONED

LI/WG/DEV-SYS/3/1 PROV. English Draft Agenda Français Projet d’ordre du jour Español Proyecto de orden del día عربي مشروع جدول الأعمال 中文 议程草案 Русский ПРОЕКТ ПОВЕСТКИ ДНЯ LI/WG/DEV-SYS/3/2 English Development oh the Lisbon System Français Développement du Système de Lisbonne Español Desarrollo del Sistema de Lisboa عربي تطوير نظام لشبونة 中文 里斯本体系的发展 Русский РАЗВИТИЕ ЛИССАБОНСКОЙ СИСТЕМЫ …

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Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement Enters into Force

February 26, 2020 The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications has officially entered into force. The international registration system provides protection for names identifying the geographic origin of products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth. The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement, adopted May …

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Survey on WIPO’s New Digital IP Service

February 18, 2020 WIPO will launch a new digital IP Service later this year and would welcome your feedback in order to meet your needs more effectively. (Image: GettyImages/vladwel) This service will help inventors and creators, individuals and businesses add an additional layer of safekeeping for their valuable digital IP assets. This service will complement …

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