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Optis Urges Justices To Skip Apple's Fintiv Appeal After Thryv
Optis Cellular Technology LLC on Thursday told the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Apple's petition challenging Patent Trial and Appeal Board precedent allowing inter partes [...]
Merry Christmas from IPWatchdog
First and foremost we want to thank everyone for spending a part of your day with us and reading IPWatchdog.com. We appreciate your reading, support, [...]
UC Strikes Out At ITC In LED Patent Suit Against GE, Ikea
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has cleared GE, Ikea, Home Depot and others of infringing four University of California LED light bulb patents, dealing [...]
The Most-Read IP Law360 Guest Articles Of 2021
While the nascent nonfungible token marketplace's intellectual property landscape was the hottest topic this year, Law360 guest experts also dug into the U.S. Supreme Court's [...]
The Most-Read Legal Industry Guest Articles Of 2021
Popular legal industry guest articles this year included commentary on the admissibility of video depositions, an unusual U.S. Supreme Court citation, the perils of lawyer [...]
Fed. Circ. Judge Warns Of Confusion In Patent Appeals
An outgoing appeals court judge accused her colleagues Thursday of confusingly warping the Federal Circuit's authority even further in a charged dissent that followed a [...]
Trademark, Design and Copyright Landmarks in Europe During 2021
Last week, IPWatchdog selected five significant patent developments in Europe, examining what has happened this year and what can be expected in 2022. Here, we [...]
Copyright Office Wants To Hear About Anti-Piracy Measures
The U.S. Copyright Office is calling for more information on technologies aimed at curbing infringement, including whether the government can help implement tools for protecting [...]
Judge Awards $13M In Moving Co. TM, Cybersquatting Fight
A Florida federal judge has awarded NorthStar Moving $13 million after finding that an operator of King David Van Lines willfully infringed NorthStar's trademark by [...]
Daimler Reaches Licensing Deal With Avanci Over 4G Tech
Daimler AG has entered an agreement with patent licensing pool Avanci covering standard-essential 4G patents, the parties confirmed Wednesday, after Daimler settled German patent infringement [...]
NFL, Fanatics Accused Of Monopolizing Amazon Market
The NFL, its 32 teams and merchandise powerhouse Fanatics allegedly weaponized their licensing policy to "strangle the competition" on Amazon and drive up prices for [...]
Congress focuses on chip supply chains to promote competitiveness, national security
The United States’ share of global semiconductor manufacturing capacity has dropped from 37 percent in 1990 down to 12 percent in 2021. Congress now seeks [...]
Distill A TM Owner's Goodwill At Your Bourbon Co.'s Own Peril
A Kentucky federal court's recent enjoining of a bourbon company from confusing use of its family's distillery legacy, despite another distillery's exclusive rights in the [...]
Judge Told CardioNet Owes $2.9M In Fees For 'Misconduct'
InfoBionic Inc. has told a Massachusetts federal judge that conduct by Philips unit CardioNet LLC during a heart monitor patent dispute was so exceptional that [...]
Justices Told To Undo 'Impossible' Patent Enablement Rules
GlaxoSmithKline and a group of law professors urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to throw out a Federal Circuit decision invalidating two Amgen cholesterol [...]
No Proof Bitcoin 'Inventor' Owed Friend, Juror Tells Law360
The estate of computer forensics expert Dave Kleiman had only two jurors on its side in its attempt to get bitcoins from self-professed bitcoin inventor Craig [...]
Moderna Faces Complaint To SEC Over Vax Patent Row
Oxfam America has filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that accuses Moderna of misleading shareholders about a fiery patent dispute [...]
The New Right Of Publicity Theories Facing Retailers
Built on pre-internet laws designed to protect politicians and celebrities, the legal claims made in a spate of data-privacy lawsuits aimed at retailers include insufficiently [...]
US Cheerleading Org. Says Rivals Are Piggybacking On TM
The organization that runs competitive cheerleading nationally is suing a pair of startups for alleged trademark infringement in Florida federal court, accusing the rivals of [...]
11th Circ. Refuses New Trial In Booze Sales Tech IP Row
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday refused to order a new trial in a trade secrets dispute over software for alcohol sales, saying the jury's $5.7 [...]
Fed. Circ. Enacts Testing Rule For Hearings Amid COVID Spike
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday revised its COVID-19 safety protocols for in-person oral arguments, mandating that everyone regardless of vaccination status to present a negative test [...]
Roku Rival Urges Federal Circuit To Overturn PTAB Loss
The Federal Circuit has been asked to look into the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's rulings that struck down two patents covering touch-screen technology challenged [...]
'New York Cannabis' Brand Blocked From Using City Logos
A Manhattan man behind an apparel brand called "NYC New York Cannabis" has been barred for now from using his marijuana-spliced versions of famous city [...]
2nd Circ. Says Ace Can Cut Cord On Covering Dish DVR Suits
The Second Circuit on Wednesday found that Ace American Insurance Co. had no duty to defend Dish Network in copyright infringement suits brought by four [...]
Freight Industry Embracing AI

24th December 2021 AI and Robotics | Bianca Ysabel

In the past year, businesses that adopted virtual platforms have...

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The Catastrophic Facebook Outage

24th November 2021 Social Media and Marketing | Alessandra Maxine

On 5 October 2021, "Sorry, something went wrong," greeted every...

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NVIDIA dominating the AI Chips

2nd November 2021 Technology | Jax Floro

Its cat related NVIDIA, one of our favorite brands! How...

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Privilege Creep and Your Data Security

14th October 2021 Data Security | Bianca Ysabel

The term “privilege creep” refers to the gradual accumulation of...

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Bvlgari Snake Head Design Enjoys Copyright in China

17th September 2021 Copyright | Alessandra Maxine

In April 2021, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court (‘BIPC’) announced...

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Oral Agreements – Can You Enforce These?

27th August 2021 Contracts | Jax Floro

In Australia, oral agreements can be enforceable. So, it should...

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AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW: CONSUMER RIGHTS

10th August 2021 Consumer Law | Bianca Ysabel

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) intends to protect consumers while...

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Amazon Launches IP Accelerator in Canada to Help Small Businesses Secure a Trademark and Protect Their Brands

26th July 2021 Intellectual Property Protection | Alessandra Maxine

Amazon has launched an IP Accelerator in Canada to help...

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Copyright Protection of a Logo

2nd July 2021 Copyright | Jax Floro

A logo trade mark is an artistic work that functions...

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AI is Revolutionizing Education

3rd June 2021 Technology | Alessandra Maxine

"Our intelligence is what makes us human, and AI is...

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Australian Intellectual Property Report 2021

20th May 2021 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

Trade marks A trade mark is a type of intellectual...

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The Trade Mark Opposition Process

Trade Marks | Jax Floro

As the owner of a trade mark, you are responsible...

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