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IPWatchdog.com has been online since 1999 and has provided information and news regarding intellectual property to many tens of millions of unique visitors. This page is open to all, but is intended to provide a platform to meet others who are interested in intellectual property topics including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, business and the Internet.

“We finance our projects by granting companies exclusive distribution rights,” Yunger said. “Why would any financial par...
03/11/2020
Senate IP Subcommittee Examines Foreign Approaches to Digital Piracy in Second Hearing on U.S. Copyright Reform

“We finance our projects by granting companies exclusive distribution rights,” Yunger said. “Why would any financial partner pay for movies that are widely offered for free online knowing full well that they may never recoup their investments?” - Jonathan Yunger, Millennium Films Senate IP Subcommittee Chair, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), yesterday led the second in a series of Subcommittee hearings… [ 1,528 more word ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/11/senate-ip-subcommittee-examines-foreign-approaches-to-digital-piracy-in-second-hearing-on-u-s-copyright-reform/id=119779/

Senate IP Subcommittee Chair, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), yesterday led the second in a series of Subcommittee hearings addressing the possibility of updating the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Every week, Unified Patents compiles all Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and district court filings, lists them, an...
03/11/2020
Patent Filings Roundup: Supercell Locked in Dispute with Gree, Vudu Fends off Uniloc, BASF PGRs Ingevity Patents

Every week, Unified Patents compiles all Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and district court filings, lists them, and releases them daily to subscribers. Each Wednesday, IP Watchdog will post the list, with a handful of interesting cases highlighted with context. To see the docket, filings, and learn more about the case, click on the links provided below. Litigation financing or patent aggregator parent data is provided where known and confirmable. [ 1,087 more word ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/11/patent-filings-roundup-supercell-locked-dispute-gree-vudu-fends-off-uniloc-basf-pgrs-ingevity-patents/id=119760/

Every week, Unified Patents compiles all Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and district court filings, lists them, and releases them daily to subscribers. Each Wednesday, IP Watchdog will post the list.

"Just because lawyers agree to take your case on contingency does not mean that litigating and enforcing patents costs y...
03/11/2020
An Inventor’s Guide to Enforcing Patents on a Budget

"Just because lawyers agree to take your case on contingency does not mean that litigating and enforcing patents costs you nothing out of pocket. There are other litigation expenses that must be accounted for, and it is usually your responsibility to pay for those up front." Patent litigation and enforcing patents can be cost prohibitive for many individual inventors and smaller businesses. [ 1,547 more word ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/11/an-inventors-guide-to-enforcing-patents-on-a-budget/id=119680/

Patent litigation and enforcing patents can be cost prohibitive for many individual inventors and smaller businesses. So, if you think your patent rights are being infringed, what enforcement options do you realistically have?

“Any of the IP-robbing proposals on the policy table would weaken our nation’s biopharmaceutical sector, diminish IP exc...
03/10/2020
We Won’t Stop Coronavirus Without IP

“Any of the IP-robbing proposals on the policy table would weaken our nation’s biopharmaceutical sector, diminish IP exclusivity, deny Americans the innovations patients enjoy the earliest access to, and take away from our patent system, which has already endured repeated assaults by Congress, courts and administrative bodies for two decades.” The recent White House meeting with leaders from American pharmaceutical companies sought their help in solving the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China and is currently gripping the globe. [ 856 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/10/wont-stop-coronavirus-without-ip/id=119735/

The recent White House meeting with leaders from American pharmaceutical companies sought their help in solving the coronavirus crisis. Ironically, the same U.S. government is targeting American pharmaceutical firms with a number of IP-killing policy proposals.

We have great news to share with all of our IPWatchdog CON2020 Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors and registrants. We have f...
03/10/2020
IPWatchdog CON2020 Has Been RESCHEDULED for September 13-15, 2020

We have great news to share with all of our IPWatchdog CON2020 Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors and registrants. We have finally worked out an amicable resolution with the hotel. Although we will still hold a Virtual Program of some sort on Monday, March 16, IPWatchdog CON2020 is no longer canceled. We have rescheduled for Sunday, September 13 through Tuesday, September 15… [ 148 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/10/ipwatchdog-con2020-rescheduled-september-13-15-2020/id=119744/

We have great news to share with all of our IPWatchdog CON2020 Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors and registrants.

“While last year’s decline in IPR filings has hit many IPR leaders, our recruitment data shows that firms are still look...
03/10/2020
IPR Firms with the Largest Growth and Decline in 2019

“While last year’s decline in IPR filings has hit many IPR leaders, our recruitment data shows that firms are still looking to grow this practice area, suggesting that this drop may have been temporary.” There was a sharp decline in the number of inter partes review (IPR) petitions filed last year; in 2019, a total of 1,271 IPR petitions were filed, compared to 1,607 IPR petitions in 2018. [ 805 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/10/ipr-firms-largest-growth-decline-2019/id=119681/

There was a sharp decline in the number of inter partes review (IPR) petitions filed last year; in 2019, a total of 1,271 IPR petitions were filed, compared to 1,607 IPR petitions in 2018.

“One notable finding from the CrowdStrike report is a trend towards malware-free cyber-attacks. In 2018, 60% of attacks ...
03/10/2020
Global Threat Report Has Key Takeaways for IP-Intensive Companies

“One notable finding from the CrowdStrike report is a trend towards malware-free cyber-attacks. In 2018, 60% of attacks detected by CrowdStrike involved malware while 40% of detected attacks were malware-free. In 2019, malware-free attacks made up 51% of detected attacks.” Cybersecurity is a concern for any business operating in the digital age, but companies with strong intellectual property divisions have some very specific security issues to handle. [ 994 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/10/global-threat-report-key-takeaways-ip-intensive-companies/id=119705/

Cybersecurity is a concern for any business operating in the digital age, but companies with strong intellectual property divisions have some very specific security issues to handle.

"We will hold a Virtual IPWatchdog CON2020, which will take place on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020....
03/10/2020
IPWatchdog CON2020 to Proceed Virtually Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

"We will hold a Virtual IPWatchdog CON2020, which will take place on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We will broadcast from the newly built IPWatchdog studio and bring faculty in from around the country via webcam." The rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through the United States has led to a continuing number of conferences and events being postponed and canceled. [ 509 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/09/ipwatchdog-con2020-proceed-virtually-amidst-coronavirus-crisis/id=119729/

The rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through the United States has led to a continuing number of conferences and events being postponed and canceled. While a week ago it seemed possible to hold a live conference, in light of recent developments it would be irresponsible to proceed with a l...

“Because the inverse ratio rule, which is not part of the copyright statute, defies logic, and creates uncertainty for t...
03/09/2020
Ninth Circuit Alters Its Approach to Assessing Copyright Infringement in Ruling for Led Zeppelin

“Because the inverse ratio rule, which is not part of the copyright statute, defies logic, and creates uncertainty for the courts and the parties, we take this opportunity to abrogate the rule in the Ninth Circuit and overrule our prior cases to the contrary.” – Ninth Circuit en banc opinion The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit… [ 986 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/09/ninth-circuit-alters-its-approach-to-assessing-copyright-infringement-in-ruling-for-led-zeppelin/id=119710/

The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ultimately sided with Led Zeppelin in a long-running case examining whether the opening notes of the band’s legendary song “Stairway to Heaven” infringed the song “Taurus,” written by Robert Wolfe of the band Spirit, a contemporar...

This week in Washington, DC, the House of Representatives kicks off the week’s schedule for technology and innovation he...
03/09/2020
This Week in Washington IP: Policing Digital Piracy in Other Countries, Self-Preferencing in Digital Platforms and 2021 Budget Requests for Cybersecurity and Spectrum Auctions

This week in Washington, DC, the House of Representatives kicks off the week’s schedule for technology and innovation hearings with the House Communications Subcommittee marking up bills related to wireless spectrum auctions on Tuesday morning. Spectrum auctions will be discussed in both houses of Congress during hearings to examine the 2021 budget request for the Federal Communications Commission. On Tuesday, the Senate IP Subcommittee will hold a hearing to focus on how other countries counteract digital piracy. [ 1,263 more word ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/09/week-washington-ip-policing-digital-piracy-countries-self-preferencing-digital-platforms-2021-budget-requests-cybersecurity-spectrum-auctions/id=119702/

This week in Washington, DC, the House of Representatives kicks off the week’s schedule for technology and innovation hearings with the House Communications Subcommittee marking up bills related to wireless spectrum auctions on Tuesday morning.

As IPWatchdog reported last week, on March 2, in what can only be characterized as the most significant crackdown agains...
03/09/2020
Federal Circuit’s Ruling Against Comcast Highlights Significance of ITC for Patent Owners

As IPWatchdog reported last week, on March 2, in what can only be characterized as the most significant crackdown against patent evasion in a generation, TiVo Corporation won a groundbreaking U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling against Comcast. Within its opinion, the Federal Circuit came out swinging against the cable company. It affirmed all of the findings and decision-making previously made by the International Trade Commission (ITC) concerning the company’s infringement of TiVo Corporation’s intellectual property. [ 811 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/09/federal-circuits-ruling-comcast-highlights-significance-itc-patent-owners/id=119698/

As IPWatchdog reported last week, on March 2, in what can only be characterized as the most significant crackdown against patent evasion in a generation, TiVo Corporation won a groundbreaking U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling against Comcast.

“While it may take a decade or longer for these changes to be reflected in the funding statistics, industry is taking im...
03/08/2020
Boys Will Be Boys: Getting a Foot in the Funding Door for Women Entrepreneurs

“While it may take a decade or longer for these changes to be reflected in the funding statistics, industry is taking important steps in the right direction toward improving the landscape for women entrepreneurs.” Much has been written on women’s disproportionate numbers as scientists trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well the under-representation of women as inventors of record on USPTO patents. [ 931 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/08/getting-foot-funding-door-women-entrepreneurs/id=119674/

Much has been written on women’s disproportionate numbers as scientists trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well the under-representation of women as inventors of record on USPTO patents.

“For the conventional consumer, the fact that a narcotic substance is produced primarily from flowers and not the leaves...
03/07/2020
European Union and Russian Approaches to Registering Cannabis Trademarks

“For the conventional consumer, the fact that a narcotic substance is produced primarily from flowers and not the leaves of the marijuana plant is not significant because mass media coverage had resulted in the impression that marijuana leaves represent a narcotic substance.” Recent case law demonstrates that judicial bodies in the European Union and Russia have taken the stance that cannabis signs and slogans are not acceptable as trademarks as they are contrary to public interest. [ 923 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/07/european-union-russian-approaches-registering-cannabis-trademarks/id=119640/

Recent case law demonstrates that judicial bodies in the European Union and Russia have taken the stance that cannabis signs and slogans are not acceptable as trademarks as they are contrary to public interest.

Bites (noun): more meaty news to sink your teeth into. Barks (noun): peripheral noise worth your attention. This week in...
03/06/2020
Other Barks & Bites, Friday, March 6: CAFC Upholds $1.1 Billion Verdict Against Apple and Broadcom, Library of Congress Seeks Input on Next Register of Copyrights, USPTO Clarifies Practice on Additional Info for Unintentional Delay

Bites (noun): more meaty news to sink your teeth into. Barks (noun): peripheral noise worth your attention. This week in Other Barks & Bites: Daren Tang of IPOS is elected next Director of WIPO; the CNIPA waives patent annuity late fees and major American tech firms ask employees to work from home in response to the spread of coronavirus; the Library of Congress asks for public input on the qualities and priorities of the next Register of Copyrights; the Federal Circuit affirms rulings involving inequitable conduct in filing patent applications and the ITC’s cease-and-desist order against Comcast X1 set-top box sales; former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following trade secret verdict; HP rejects Xerox’s $35 billion takeover bid; and Charter Communications seeks to overturn $1 billion copyright verdict by alleging improper copyright registrations. [ 1,237 more word ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/06/barks-bites-friday-march-6-cafc-upholds-1-billion-verdict-apple-broadcom-library-congress-seeks-input-next-register-copyrights-uspto-clarifies-practice-addition/id=119651/

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Daren Tang of IPOS is elected next Director of WIPO; the CNIPA waives patent annuity late fees and major American tech firms ask employees to work from home in response to the spread of coronavirus; and more.

“The District Court concluded that CleanTech’s attorneys also participated in the inequitable conduct by either purposef...
03/06/2020
Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Holding Against GS CleanTech

“The District Court concluded that CleanTech’s attorneys also participated in the inequitable conduct by either purposefully evading or failing to seek out relevant information related to the offer for sale.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana finding CleanTech’s patents-in-suit unenforceable for inequitable conduct for making a pre-critical-date offer for sale. [ 1,004 more word ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/06/federal-circuit-affirms-inequitable-conduct-holding-gs-cleantech/id=119643/

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana finding CleanTech’s patents-in-suit unenforceable for inequitable conduct for making a pre-critical-date offer for sale.

“More than half of BIO’s member companies that are working on a coronavirus vaccine appear to be small businesses, which...
03/05/2020
Don't Undermine the Policies Most Likely to Solve the Coronavirus Crisis

“More than half of BIO’s member companies that are working on a coronavirus vaccine appear to be small businesses, which are highly dependent on raising venture funding. That's risky enough already, but if it appears the government's going to impose an artificial price cap if they discover a vaccine, companies like this could be discouraged from entering the race.” To say that the world's been deeply shaken by the coronavirus (and the disease it causes, known as COVID-19) is no exaggeration. [ 994 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/05/dont-undermine-policies-likely-solve-coronavirus-crisis/id=119609/

To say that the world's been deeply shaken by the coronavirus (and the disease it causes, known as COVID-19) is no exaggeration. Eyes are turning to the United States of America for a solution.

“Tang’s nomination as WIPO Director General is widely viewed as a success for U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations. The ...
03/05/2020
United States Welcomes Tang’s Nomination as WIPO Director General

“Tang’s nomination as WIPO Director General is widely viewed as a success for U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations. The United States had strongly opposed the Chinese candidate, Wang Binying, and had appointed special envoy Mark Lambert to counter China’s influence at the UN.” U.S. Government officials have congratulated Daren Tang on his nomination as WIPO Director General. As reported… [ 698 more words ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/05/united-states-welcomes-tangs-nomination-wipo-director-general/id=119623/

U.S. Government officials have congratulated Daren Tang on his nomination as WIPO Director General.

“From the time my patent was granted to the time it expires, a company that stole my invention from my hands will have g...
03/05/2020
The Only Thing the America Invents Act Can’t Take from Me: My Story

“From the time my patent was granted to the time it expires, a company that stole my invention from my hands will have generated over $1 trillion dollars using it. When faced with a patent infringement lawsuit, they weaponized the America Invents Act, which they lobbied into law, and the PTAB validated their theft.” A flash of genius hits like lightning. [ 1,012 more word ]
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/03/05/thing-america-invents-act-cant-take-story/id=119542/

A flash of genius hits like lightning. It shocks you into a superior state of understanding and your entire body buzzes. My flash struck in the summer of 2000, while I was asleep.

Join us at #IPWatchdog #CON2020 in Dallas, Texas, as we discuss Keeping and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in th...
03/04/2020

Join us at #IPWatchdog #CON2020 in Dallas, Texas, as we discuss Keeping and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the Age of Amazon. http://bit.ly/39oena1

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