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Why It’s Time to Board the PCT Train: The Benefits of Filing U.S. Patent Applications via the PCT FirstBy: John Whiteon November 22, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

I am going to make a bold statement: every non-provisional patent application for an invention originating in the U.S. should be filed via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) first. Then, after another six months, following the international search, and PCT publication, those who desire U.S. patents  Read More>> Categories   Guest Contributors, International, Inventors Information, …

Why It’s Time to Board the PCT Train: The Benefits of Filing U.S. Patent Applications via the PCT FirstBy: John Whiteon November 22, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Seeks An Experienced Trademark Prosecution AttorneyBy: JobOrtunities Help Wantedon November 22, 2020 at 10:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP seeks an experienced trademark prosecution Attorney for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Am Law 50 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. This position offers the opportunity to p  Read More>> Categories   IP News, IPWatchdog Articles, JobOrtunities …

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Seeks An Experienced Trademark Prosecution AttorneyBy: JobOrtunities Help Wantedon November 22, 2020 at 10:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

A Look at BPTO Data on Pharmaceutical Patents Subject to the Minimum Term of Ten Years From GrantBy: Kene Galloison November 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

A key issue of discussion with respect to the Brazilian patent system has to do with patents granted by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) under the following sole paragraph of Article 40 of the Brazilian IP Law: “Article 40 – The term of a patent for an invention shall be 20 (twenty)  Read …

A Look at BPTO Data on Pharmaceutical Patents Subject to the Minimum Term of Ten Years From GrantBy: Kene Galloison November 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 20: USPTO Extends Comment Period for Discretion on PTAB Institutions, ITC Rescinds Orders in Rovi Case Against Comcast and CAFC Says CBM Determinations Not Appealable Under ThryvBy: IPWatchdogon November 20, 2020 at 7:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO issues a final rule on trademark fee adjustments at the agency and also extends the public comment period for soliciting input on the agency’s exercise of discretion in institution trials at the PTAB; the UKIPO issues updates to post-Brexit rules nar  Read More>> Categories   IP …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 20: USPTO Extends Comment Period for Discretion on PTAB Institutions, ITC Rescinds Orders in Rovi Case Against Comcast and CAFC Says CBM Determinations Not Appealable Under ThryvBy: IPWatchdogon November 20, 2020 at 7:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Panelists Address Growing Threat from ‘Brand Restrictions’ at Virtual INTA Annual MeetingBy: James Nurtonon November 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Restrictions on the use of branding symbols are a growing and serious threat to IP rights, according to a panel of trademark specialists speaking at the online INTA Annual Meeting this week, which has been combined this year with the Association’s Leadership Meeting and is being held virtually. Ab  Read More>> Categories   Business, Government, …

Panelists Address Growing Threat from ‘Brand Restrictions’ at Virtual INTA Annual MeetingBy: James Nurtonon November 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Federal Circuit Considers CBM Review Under Thryv on Remand from SCOTUSBy: IPWatchdogon November 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in SIPCO, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co. affirmed a determination of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that the claims at issue were obvious in view of the prior art in an appeal that wa  Read …

Federal Circuit Considers CBM Review Under Thryv on Remand from SCOTUSBy: IPWatchdogon November 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Patent Filings Roundup: EZ Pass Suit; Broken Smartphone Suppliers; Music Plugin Competitor SuitsBy: Jonathan Stroudon November 19, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

It was a light week for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings, with just 18 new petitions, while the district courts remained busy with 71 new complaints. Some patent filings were new additions to existing assertion campaigns like Virtual Immersion [Equitable], Cedar Lane Technologies Inc., o  Read More>> Categories   Courts, District Courts, Guest …

Patent Filings Roundup: EZ Pass Suit; Broken Smartphone Suppliers; Music Plugin Competitor SuitsBy: Jonathan Stroudon November 19, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Copyright for Choreography: When is Copying a Dance a Copyright Violation?By: Laura Keeson November 19, 2020 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Recent news reports about choreographer JaQuel Knight’s efforts to copyright some of his iconic dance routines, such as Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” are a reminder that such works face steep hurdles when it comes to qualifying for protection. From ballet to breakdance and Swan Lake to Saturda  Read More>> Categories   Copyright, Copyright Litigation, Courts, District …

Copyright for Choreography: When is Copying a Dance a Copyright Violation?By: Laura Keeson November 19, 2020 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

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