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Blog posts of all IP law news and insights.

Trade Secrets Lessons from Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services
By: Peter J. Toren
on August 31, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On August 20, the Seventh Circuit in Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd & Tata America Interntional Corp d/b/a/ TCS America No. 1950 (7th Cir. Aug. 20, 2020) upheld an award of damages against Tata for theft of trade secrets relating to Epic’s health care software. After a jury trial in 2016, a …

Trade Secrets Lessons from Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services
By: Peter J. Toren
on August 31, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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This Week in Washington IP: U.S. Innovation Policy, Ex Parte Appeals at the PTAB and How Music Creators Are Paid Under the Music Modernization Act
By: IPWatchdog
on August 31, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Washington IP events, both houses of Congress remain quiet during August recess. However, programming at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will feature tips on navigating the Office’s trademark-related resources as well as exploring suggestions for better advocacy during ex parte appeals at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The U.S. …

This Week in Washington IP: U.S. Innovation Policy, Ex Parte Appeals at the PTAB and How Music Creators Are Paid Under the Music Modernization Act
By: IPWatchdog
on August 31, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 28: House Bill Seeks to Limit Patent Abuse at ITC, UK Supreme Court Upholds FRAND Jurisdiction, and CAFC Precedential Decisions on Claim Construction
By: IPWatchdog
on August 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Representatives DelBene and Schweikert introduce bill to curb abuse at the International Trade Commission; the Federal Circuit issues a pair of precedential decisions regarding proper claim construction in patent cases; India’s Supreme Court upholds “Coronil” trademark over COVID-19 concerns; UK’s Supreme Court affirms the jurisdiction of English courts …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 28: House Bill Seeks to Limit Patent Abuse at ITC, UK Supreme Court Upholds FRAND Jurisdiction, and CAFC Precedential Decisions on Claim Construction
By: IPWatchdog
on August 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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Inventorship as the Wind Blows
By: Dennis Crouch
on August 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: Patent – Patently-O

Egenera, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020) Egenera’s network system architecture patent (US7231430) lists eleven inventors.  Back in 2016, Energa sued Cisco for infringement, and Cisco responded with an IPR petition.  At that point, Egenera “realized that all claim limitations had been conceived before one listed inventor, Mr. Peter Schulter, had started working there.”  …

Inventorship as the Wind Blows
By: Dennis Crouch
on August 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: Patent – Patently-O
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Protecting COVID-19-Related Software Innovations
By: Ryan N. Phelan
on August 28, 2020 at 11:15 am
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, under which the USPTO will advance certain patent applications related to COVID-19 “out of turn,” resulting in prioritized examination for qualifying applications. Under this program, the USPTO reportedly aims to provide final disposition of qualifying applications within one year …

Protecting COVID-19-Related Software Innovations
By: Ryan N. Phelan
on August 28, 2020 at 11:15 am
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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Microsoft Supports Epic Games’ Complaint Against Apple for Anti-Competitive Practices
By: Rebecca Tapscott
on August 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On August 23, Microsoft filed a declaration in support of Epic Games, Inc.’s August 13th Complaint for Injunctive Relief against Apple, Inc., in which Epic alleged that Apple has been using “a series of anti-competitive restraints and monopolistic practices” through its distribution of software applications (apps) and its processing of consumers’ payments for digital content …

Microsoft Supports Epic Games’ Complaint Against Apple for Anti-Competitive Practices
By: Rebecca Tapscott
on August 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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Patent Filings Roundup: Qualcomm Keeps Monterey at Bay; H&R Block Hit with Revived Uniloc Patent; Board Rejects 11 Intel Petitions Against Fortress Sub
By: Jonathan Stroud
on August 27, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

District court patent filings and filings with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) were relatively subdued this week, with 53 new complaints and 31 PTAB filings; the PTAB filings were puffed up by L&L Candle Company firing off three IPRs against Sterno company, three diaper IPRs dropped on Paul Hartmann AG, and Qualcomm IPRs …

Patent Filings Roundup: Qualcomm Keeps Monterey at Bay; H&R Block Hit with Revived Uniloc Patent; Board Rejects 11 Intel Petitions Against Fortress Sub
By: Jonathan Stroud
on August 27, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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