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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 25: Anonymous Precedential Decision Nominations at the PTAB, CAFC Rules on IPR Prior Art Estoppel in District Court and DOJ Issues Section 230 ProposalsBy: IPWatchdogon September 25, 2020 at 6:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP administration releases draft provisions on the protection of geographical indications; Chief APJ Scott Boalick announces a new form for PTAB practitioners to anonymously nominate PTAB decisions for precedential status; Shira Perlmutter is annou  Read More>> Categories   IP News, IPWatchdog Articles, Barks and Bites, intellectual property

Analyzing Vastly Different First Action Final Rejection Outcomes Following Recent Policy Change (Part II)By: Julie Burke, Ph.D.on September 25, 2020 at 11:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The USPTO recently revised Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (FAFR) policy that significantly reduces patent applicants’ options (MPEP, E9R10.2019. Fed. Reg. Vol. 85, No. 133 page 41,571). In Part 1 of this tw  Read More>> Categories   Guest Contributors, IP News, IPWatchdog Articles, Patents, …

Analyzing Vastly Different First Action Final Rejection Outcomes Following Recent Policy Change (Part II)By: Julie Burke, Ph.D.on September 25, 2020 at 11:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

UK Judge Upholds Refusal of DABUS PatentsBy: James Nurtonon September 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

In the latest decision regarding inventions made by the DABUS artificial intelligence machine, the England & Wales High Court has upheld two decisions of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) deeming the UK patent applications to be withdrawn. In a judgment on September 21, Mr Justice Marc  Read More>> Categories   Courts, Europe, International, Inventors …

UK Judge Upholds Refusal of DABUS PatentsBy: James Nurtonon September 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Google’s Fair Use Shell GameBy: Steven Teppon September 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Google has admitted it copied over 11,000 lines of Oracle’s creative Java code to build its Android smartphone platform, that it makes commercial use of the code it copied, and that it uses the code for the same purpose as Oracle and those who license its products. Now, Google wants the Suprem  Read More>> Categories …

Google’s Fair Use Shell GameBy: Steven Teppon September 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Panelists Urge Americans to Trust IP, Trust Vaccines, Listen to Science in COVID-19 DebateBy: Eileen McDermotton September 24, 2020 at 11:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

IPWatchdog’s most recent webinar focused on the role of IP in the development of the most promising vaccines to combat COVID-19 and included speakers from the medical community, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the biopharmaceutical industry. The upshot was: wear masks, get the  Read More>> Categories   Government, Interviews & Conversations, IP …

Panelists Urge Americans to Trust IP, Trust Vaccines, Listen to Science in COVID-19 DebateBy: Eileen McDermotton September 24, 2020 at 11:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

USPTO Rulemaking on PTAB Precedential Opinions Deserves Public SupportBy: Eric Blatton September 23, 2020 at 8:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted proposed rulemaking for review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Although the details are not public, the proposed rule is anticipated to formalize prudential doctrines on trial institution that the Patent Tri  Read More>> Categories   Guest Contributors, IP News, IPWatchdog Articles, …

USPTO Rulemaking on PTAB Precedential Opinions Deserves Public SupportBy: Eric Blatton September 23, 2020 at 8:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Patent Filings Roundup: Clash of Clans Conflict Continues; First ANDA-Related Pharmaceutical Patent Discretionary Denial; Freedom-to-Operate Action on Synthetic Peptide TechBy: Jonathan Stroudon September 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

District court patent filings bounced back this week to 86, while the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) saw a slight jump to 44, fueled in part by eight under-the-wire covered business methods (CBM) filings just prior to that program’s expiry. WSOU Holdings filed another round against new d  Read More>> Categories   Courts, District …

Patent Filings Roundup: Clash of Clans Conflict Continues; First ANDA-Related Pharmaceutical Patent Discretionary Denial; Freedom-to-Operate Action on Synthetic Peptide TechBy: Jonathan Stroudon September 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

Clause 8, Episode 22: Brad Watts – Section 101 Reform Efforts in the 116th CongressBy: Eli Mazouron September 23, 2020 at 3:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Brad Watts is the Majority Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Under the leadership of Senator Thom Tillis, Brad Watts has led the effort to fix the Section 101, patent eligibility mess. A series of Supreme Court decisions over the last decade have  Read More>> Categories   Clause 8, …

Clause 8, Episode 22: Brad Watts – Section 101 Reform Efforts in the 116th CongressBy: Eli Mazouron September 23, 2020 at 3:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

EPO/ IEA Study on Innovation in Batteries and Electricity Storage Aims to Identify Trends to Help Tackle Climate CrisisBy: Rebecca Tapscotton September 23, 2020 at 11:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On Tuesday, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a joint study titled “Innovation in batteries and electricity storage – a global analysis based on patent data.” The study revealed that patenting activity in batteries and other electric  Read More>> Categories   China, Europe, Government, International, IP News, IPWatchdog Articles, Japan, …

EPO/ IEA Study on Innovation in Batteries and Electricity Storage Aims to Identify Trends to Help Tackle Climate CrisisBy: Rebecca Tapscotton September 23, 2020 at 11:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law Read More »

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