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Bites (noun): more meaty news to sink your teeth into. Barks (noun): peripheral noise worth your attention. This week in...
04/23/2021
Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 23: Kimberly Moore to Become Chief Judge of CAFC, App Association Applauds Apparent DOJ Action on IEEE Letter, and Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Patent Assignor Estoppel Case

Bites (noun): more meaty news to sink your teeth into. Barks (noun): peripheral noise worth your attention. This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit announces that Judge Moore will move into the role of Chief Judge for the appellate court this May; the Ninth Circuit revives a case including claims of reverse trademark infringement against Dropbox; HPE, Facebook and Microsoft announce a Low-Carbon Patent Pledge to increase innovator access to patented climate change mitigation technologies; the App Association issues a press release supporting the Department of Justice’s apparent restoration of Obama-era interpretations of FRAND policy for SEP licensing; Ericsson earnings show that the company’s increasing 5G infrastructure sales are helping offset lost patent royalty revenue from Samsung; Judge Roumel orders costs and attorney’s fees against the U.S....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/23/other-barks-bites-for-friday-april-23-kimberly-moore-to-become-chief-judge-of-cafc-app-association-applauds-apparent-doj-action-on-ieee-letter-and-supreme-court-hears-arguments-in-patent-assigno/id=132704/

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit announces that Judge Moore will move into the role of Chief Judge for the appellate court this May; the App Association issues a press release supporting the DOJ's apparent restoration of Obama-era interpretations of FRAND policy for SEP licensin...

04/23/2021
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“Which valuation methods the Ericsson v. Samsung court will use remains to be seen. That it will be possible to determine the value of SEPs is, however, not debatable…. With a wealth of experience in court-determined (F)RAND royalty rates, the U.S. court is certainly equipped to perform this assessment.” As the battle over the adequate forum for Ericsson v. Samsung…...

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/23/standard-essential-patent-valuation-perspective-ericsson-v-samsung/id=132466/

“The doctrine of obviousness is supposed to ultimately be a question of law, and not deferentially reviewed on appeal, b...
04/22/2021
PTAB Masters™ Day Four Features Judge Michel on How the PTAB is Working: ‘When Facts Change, Views Should Change’

“The doctrine of obviousness is supposed to ultimately be a question of law, and not deferentially reviewed on appeal, but reviewed de novo. As far as I can discern, the Federal Circuit has basically jettisoned the final part of the assessment, and if they conclude that substantial evidence supports the underlying fact findings of the Board, the case is over, they affirm and the affirmance rate is something north of 90%.” - Judge Paul Michel…...

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/22/ptab-masters-day-four-judge-michel-facts-change-views-change/id=132637/

The final day of IPWatchdog’s PTAB Masters™ 2021 program kicked off with more than 1,070 registrants and a discussion featuring retired Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel, Meredith Addy of AddyHart, and IPWatchdog Founder and CEO Gene Quinn.

“The verdict will likely embolden other patentees/plaintiffs to seek similarly large damages award in patent lawsuits…. ...
04/22/2021
How Will the $2.18 Billion Verdict in VLSI Technologies v. Intel Impact Future Patent Valuations?

“The verdict will likely embolden other patentees/plaintiffs to seek similarly large damages award in patent lawsuits…. Indeed, VLSI itself sought an additional $3.1 billion in damages from Intel in a second jury trial, although in that case the jury ultimately sided with Intel. Commentators, however, generally agree that the large VLSI verdict is unlikely to survive challenge on appeal.” VLSI Technology, originally an integrated circuit manufacturer in the 1990s, is today a non-practicing, patent-owning entity, an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/22/will-2-18-billion-verdict-vlsi-technologies-v-intel-impact-future-patent-valuations/id=132596/

The obvious short-term result of the $2.18 billion damages verdict in VLSI v. Intel is that it will likely embolden other patentees/plaintiffs to seek similarly large damages award in patent lawsuits.

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that Jim Burton, a veteran of the technology-based services industry, has become the n...
04/22/2021
Jim Burton Named Vice President of Sales at IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that Jim Burton, a veteran of the technology-based services industry, has become the new Vice President of Sales for IPWatchdog, Inc. Jim is no stranger to the legal world. Jim has more than twenty-five years’ experience working with pharmaceutical, energy telecommunications, manufacturing and technology companies and their outside counsel. Since graduating from the University of Richmond’s T.C....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/22/jim-burton-named-vice-president-sales-ipwatchdog/id=132501/

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that Jim Burton, a veteran of the technology-based services industry, has become the new Vice President of Sales for IPWatchdog, Inc.

“NFTs may actually mark the new era in online content; an era where we eventually see every digital copy tagged with a s...
04/22/2021
Non-Fungible Tokens Force a Copyright Reckoning

“NFTs may actually mark the new era in online content; an era where we eventually see every digital copy tagged with a serial number to trace and prosecute counterfeiting." From the advent of the internet, digital commodities and technologies have ceaselessly presented new hurdles for intellectual property (IP) owners and protectors. The cycle of copyright law trying, and generally failing, to adapt and keep pace with emerging technology has meant copyright stakeholders have been always at a disadvantage because legal enforcement lagged so far behind innovative infringement....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/22/non-fungible-tokens-force-a-copyright-reckoning/id=132435/

During a year in which vast swaths of life moved online, the internet has forged and driven to prominence a powerful new tool for protecting copyright owners’ unique assets: the non-fungible token (NFT).

“A retrospective change would mean a windfall for assignors and radically undercutting the return on the deal for a quar...
04/21/2021
Justices Lean Toward Limiting, Not Eliminating, Assignor Estoppel Doctrine in Minerva v. Hologic

“A retrospective change would mean a windfall for assignors and radically undercutting the return on the deal for a quarter century's worth of assignees.” – Matthew Wolf, arguing for Hologic The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., Cytyc Surgical Products, LLC, a case that essentially asks the Court to decide whether the doctrine of “assignor estoppel”—which bars the assignor of a patent from later attacking the patent’s validity—should be scrapped, retained or limited....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/21/justices-lean-toward-limiting-not-eliminating-assignor-estoppel-doctrine-minerva-v-hologic/id=132561/

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., Cytyc Surgical Products, LLC, which essentially asks the Court to decide whether the doctrine of “assignor estoppel” should be scrapped, retained or limited.

04/21/2021
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) had a light week, with 23 patent filings, all inter partes reviews (IPRs), including a host of Volkswagen IPR petitions filed against apparent Stratosaudio, Inc. making up the biggest single chunk. Amneal provoked, and has now received, an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) suit by CMP Development over their Orange Book-listed CaroSpir® products and potential generic challenge; Lenovo had some Interdigital IPRs denied, some granted, this week, and Google filed IPRs against another Dominion Harbor subsidiary, Soverign Peak Ventures, LLC....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/21/patent-filings-roundup-costco-drones-district-court-j-quiet-storm-vector-capital-continues-cash-chip-assertions/id=132549/

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) told PTAB Masters attendees earlier today Congress should codify Iancu’s PTO Reforms, saying ...
04/21/2021
Tillis Tells PTAB Masters Day Three Attendees Congress Should Codify Iancu’s Reforms

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) told PTAB Masters attendees earlier today Congress should codify Iancu’s PTO Reforms, saying "Andrei’s leadership is the gold standard that any future director must adhere to."

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/21/tillis-tells-ptab-masters-day-three-attendees-congress-codify-iancus-reforms/id=132506/

In his keynote video address to PTAB Masters participants today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) championed the record of former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, and said that Iancu’s successful attempts to address many of the complaints with the PTAB during his tenure should be codified into U.S. law.

“Moderna lost its IPR against the ‘069 patent directed to Arbutus’s LNP delivery technology. That ruling is currently on...
04/21/2021
The mRNA IP and Competitive Landscape: Translate BIO; Arcturus; eTheRNA and Other Startups; and LNP Technology (Part II)

“Moderna lost its IPR against the ‘069 patent directed to Arbutus’s LNP delivery technology. That ruling is currently on appeal before the Federal Circuit and Moderna has nonetheless indicated that it has developed its own LNP delivery technology and does not need Arbutus’s technology” In Part I of this three-part series, we focused on three mRNA technology market players: BioNTech, Moderna and CureVac....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/21/mrna-ip-competitive-landscape-translate-bio-arcturus-etherna-startups-lnp-technology-part-ii/id=132287/

In Part I of this three-part series, we focused on three market players: BioNTech, Moderna and CureVac. In this second post, we will focus on Translate BIO, Arcturus Therapeutics, and eTheRNA and discuss certain issues relating to liquid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery technology.

“The iteration didn’t happen after a while, even though there were things going on that weren’t fair to patentees,” Kapp...
04/20/2021
Kappos at PTAB Masters Day 2: PTAB Problems Arose When It Failed to Evolve

“The iteration didn’t happen after a while, even though there were things going on that weren’t fair to patentees,” Kappos said. “It was only more recently, after those issues became abundantly, and then horribly, clear, that the recent leadership came in to fix them.” – David Kappos The second day of IPWatchdog’s PTAB Masters™ 2021: “Winning at the PTAB” featured a keynote interview with former U.S....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/20/kappos-ptab-masters-day-2-ptab-problems-arose-failed-evolve/id=132486/

The second day of IPWatchdog’s PTAB Masters™ 2021: “Winning at the PTAB” featured a keynote interview with former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director David Kappos, who was at the helm of the agency when the America Invents Act (AIA) was passed.

“The large number and diverse ownership of 5G RAN SEPs should encourage a frenzy of monetization activity. Questions of ...
04/20/2021
5G RAN Developments: Landscape and Liability

“The large number and diverse ownership of 5G RAN SEPs should encourage a frenzy of monetization activity. Questions of primary and secondary infringement will, however, require careful consideration.” Changes in the 5G radio access network (RAN) are likely to increase interest in monetizing patents essential to RAN equipment and operations (RAN SEPs). One of these changes is the significant increase in the volumes of equipment like radio units (RUs) expected over the next decade....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/20/5g-ran-developments-landscape-liability/id=132361/

Changes in the 5G radio access network (RAN) are likely to increase interest in monetizing patents essential to RAN equipment and operations (RAN SEPs). One of these changes is the significant increase in the volumes of equipment like radio units (RUs) expected over the next decade.

“[I]n the absence of other supporting evidence to enable the claimed invention, a standalone Section 103 reference must ...
04/20/2021
CAFC Clarifies Section 103 Prior Art Enablement Requirement, Reverses PTAB Obviousness Finding

“[I]n the absence of other supporting evidence to enable the claimed invention, a standalone Section 103 reference must enable the portions of its disclosure relied upon to support an obviousness finding.” Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed an inter partes review (IPR) decision from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in…...

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/20/cafc-clarifies-section-103-prior-art-enablement-requirement-reverses-ptab-obviousness-finding/id=132447/

Last week, the Federal Circuit reversed an inter partes review decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Raytheon) v. General Electric Company (GE).

The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs are seeking a Patent Associate or Agent with a minimum of four ye...
04/20/2021
The Northern California Offices of Squire Patton Boggs Are Seeking a Patent Associate or Agent - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs are seeking a Patent Associate or Agent with a minimum of four years of experience to join our Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Candidates throughout the US with a degree in chemistry or biochemistry with an emphasis on chemistry will be considered. This is a full-time, permanent position. Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include mid-level patent attorney work such as drafting, filing, and prosecuting US patent applications, managing and coordinating international patent application strategies, preparing patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions, and overall intellectual property counseling....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/20/the-northern-california-offices-of-squire-patton-boggs-are-seeking-a-patent-associate-or-agent/id=132418/

The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs are seeking a Patent Associate or Agent with a minimum of four years of experience to join our Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Candidates throughout the US with a degree in chemistry or biochemistry with an emphasis on chemistry w...

“These statements from the OD should come as a breath of fresh air to pharmaceutical innovators who rely on Markush clai...
04/19/2021
EPO Opposition Division Upholds NuCana Patent on Gilead’s Sovaldi, Highlighting Potential Flaws of CAFC Ruling in Gilead/Idenix

“These statements from the OD should come as a breath of fresh air to pharmaceutical innovators who rely on Markush claims, and are contrary to a proposed unascertainable burden to provide the synthesis of every included compound. Chemistry has proceeded by analogy for hundreds of years, and in fact, forms the bedrock for normal chemical practice and progression.” Note: The author represents NuCana on selected matters....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/19/epo-opposition-division-upholds-nucana-patent-gileads-sovaldi-highlighting-potential-flaws-cafc-ruling-gilead-idenix/id=132430/

On April 7, 2021, the European Patent Office (EPO) Opposition Division (OD) issued a comprehensive written decision in the Opposition by Gilead Sciences, Inc. against NuCana plc’s European Patent No. B-2 955 190, upholding amended compound claims that include Gilead’s blockbuster hepatitis C dru...

"You try to put the pendulum right in the middle. My priority was to maximize innovation. Different people will always h...
04/19/2021
PTAB Masters 2021, Day One: How Iancu Tried to Repair a ‘Damaged Brand’

"You try to put the pendulum right in the middle. My priority was to maximize innovation. Different people will always have different points of view on that question. I do think we’re much closer to balance than we have been." - Andrei Iancu While steps taken under former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu to restore equilibrium at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have improved a bad situation to some extent, in many ways the damage has been done, said IPWatchdog founder and CEO Gene Quinn during a keynote interview with Iancu earlier today, on…...

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/19/ptab-masters-2021-day-one-how-iancu-tried-repair-a-damaged-brand/id=132422/

While steps taken under former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu to restore equilibrium at the PTAB have improved a bad situation to some extent, in many ways the damage has been done, said IPWatchdog founder and CEO Gene Quinn during day one of the PTAB Masters series.

This week in Washington IP news, committees in the House of Representatives will debate ways to increase broadband and m...
04/19/2021
This Week in Washington IP: IP Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines, Increasing Inclusivity in the U.S. Patent System and App Store Antitrust Issues

This week in Washington IP news, committees in the House of Representatives will debate ways to increase broadband and mobile Internet infrastructure across rural America, as well as the ARTS Act for waiving certain copyright registration fees. In the Senate, the IP Subcommittee will take a look at tackling inclusivity issues in the U.S. patent system, while the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee will grill representatives from Apple and Google on anticompetitive business practices related to their app stores....

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2021/04/19/week-washington-ip-ip-protections-covid-19-vaccines-increasing-inclusivity-u-s-patent-system-app-store-antitrust-issues/id=132413/

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate IP Subcommittee will take a look at tackling inclusivity issues in the U.S. patent system, while the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee will grill representatives from Apple and Google on anticompetitive business practices related to their app stores.

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I have developed a game but it shared some likeness to a TV show . Should I remove all likeness before I start the patent process , or can it be done at the same time understanding that when only it comes down to making hard pieces , boards, players cards etc that it will matter ? I'm working with a graphic artist first or should I come back to him after ? Thanks
WIPO Administration under Francis Gurry was incriminated in covering up sexual harassment and assault at WIPO. He was also accused of harassment and abuse of power, although, WIPO Staff enjoys full impunity Congressman Brad Sherman described WIPO as “the FIFA of UN agencies”. Sexual harassment and assault is qualified as a crime. Likewise, cover up of sexual harassment and assault is qualified as a crime. The links below demonstrate the real face of WIPO. Although, it has a new DG the situation never changed, the same corrupt people are in full control of the organization : https://www.whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Report-of-Misconduct.pdf https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyzm5j/functional-immunity-the-complicated-path-to-justice-for-sexual-assault-survivors-at-the-un https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wd2epMgPNo&t=1092s
WIPO Administration under Francis Gurry was incriminated in covering up sexual harassment and assault at WIPO. He was also accused of harassment and abuse of power, although, WIPO Staff enjoys full impunity Congressman Brad Sherman described WIPO as “the FIFA of UN agencies”. Sexual harassment and assault is qualified as a crime. Likewise, cover up of sexual harassment and assault is qualified as a crime. The links below demonstrate the real face of WIPO. Although, it has a new DG the situation never changed, the same corrupt people are in full control of the organization : https://www.whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Report-of-Misconduct.pdf https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyzm5j/functional-immunity-the-complicated-path-to-justice-for-sexual-assault-survivors-at-the-un https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wd2epMgPNo&t=1092s
Thank you IP Watchdog, Inc for your constant work in promulgating the visionary work and reach of this foundational and transformative legislation. Appropriate to share this "origin story" today, the Anniversary of Bayh-Dole 40!
Hi, reading an article concerning Amazon and China Products. We ordered a bread maker from Amazon in April 2020. In very small print from Amazon, we saw it was being sold by 3rd party coming from China (after lots of research). Could not contact seller, Amazon said we bought from 3rd party so no help from them. The middle of July 2020 I filed a Better Business Bureau complaint against Amazon. Amazon immediately refunded the money. The bread maker arrived late July with nothing but Chinese symbols on the machine, manual was Chinese with no online English translation. It also had a 220V plug, and some kind of unlabeled powder inside. Had I not filed with the BBB, we would be out $450 as the machine was worthless. The return label was to a gas station in Alabama. Contacted this business, was told his address was "hacked" by Chinese companies using Amazon as things were being shipped back to him. The only translation we could find about the company was a Chinese Police address. Amazon told us that they do not Vet the 3rd party sellers so you are on your own trying to deal with them.
Hi Team Can a small entity sell a patent to a big corporation or will you lose rights to the patent because you did not pay the full fees?
Gene: I am a small inventor but have several questions regarding Patent Claim Drafting 101 1. I have many patents from industry but not retired, so I decided to write my own for a small invention I developed. My experience has been that people who wrote the patents for me, never went far enough to extend the invention to get around prior art and make the patent stronger. They just documented what I gave them. Ergo, write my own. 2. With the poor protection of patents in China, why would I want to spend the money to have it patented in China? The main market is the USA anyway. 3. I will have someone do the drawings, only because I don't want to develop the cad capability right now. I have made some of the drawings with simple drawing apps but they still aren't good enough. 4. Are the patent programs good enough to use. Thanks and were would I see your response?
Just wanted to thank you Attorney Quinn for your DMCA take down notice and comments. I was under the impression that I was alone in the copyright infringement battle. I'm just starting this journey and am sure I'll need a Pro bono Intellectual property Attorney, since the infringer seems to be the only ones making a profit from my copyright published works.
Hey Gene, I’ve been reading your webpage and have a question. I have an addition to an established invention that would cost pennies to create. I can create and draw this invention with ease. What are my best options for this?
Hi! Do you know of any current laws with the USPTO or government protecting a family from getting sued say in the first year they created or launched their product? We were sued when I was patent pending and too, threatened when I was patent pending when there was no patent yet. We didn’t act fast enough as a family of 8 kids and we made our product in our garage by hand (no machines). We literally were just a homeschool family never been sued or had a craft business before. I wish there was a way to protect families from having to defend themselves in patent court (could the President put a law in order?) while we had no other income than selling our product that was first on the Market also. Any thoughts? Who can I write in Washington DC about this? It’s still my passion since we lost our home and our life for several years and haven’t recovered. We had a great idea and business only to be destroyed after only 5 months of success once they got the issued patent they sued in that same month. The USPTO could protect families by setting a limit when and who you can sue. ~ Joanna
I read an article y’all posted about Michael Kroll, I am having some issues with him. I let a friend who used him 20 years ago recommend him, and now in the middle of this pandemic he’s telling me I have to pay more money or the patent will be abandoned. I want to revoke the privileges of the POA of the attorney on file, who clearly isn’t him. This is a nightmare in the middle of a nightmare
Dear all, Will any of the pending patent bills in Congress help inventors? Is there a website comparing the different bills?