Will NFTs revolutionize patent law?

JD Supra Law

This article explains how NFTs have been creating new challenges and opportunities specifically in the patent space. NFTs continue to make waves, even as there is much speculation about their long-term future.

Patent Law, Green Tech, and Innovation

IP.com

Patents and the “Green” Economy Patents awarded for intellectual property are important to the overall functioning of technology marketplaces where the government determines policy regarding the length and limitations of.

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SCOTUS, Vaccine Mandates and Patent Law: God Help Us

IP Watchdog

The question is often discussed in private among patent attorneys who find themselves completely befuddled by the wanton disregard and open duplicitous handling of patent laws by the Nation’s High Court. Is the Supreme Court competent to handle issues dealing with technology?

Should you sell your patent law practice?

Patent Trademark Blog

Is retirement from the practice of patent law the best option? It is certainly possible to sell your patent law practice. If your mind and physical health will enable you to stay active in your profession, would it make more sense to stay involved in the patent practice? There may come a time when the choice to retire from the practice of patent law is right or necessary. What are key factors to consider when you sell a patent law practice?

He, She, or They in US Patent Law

Patently-O

The following year, Congress passed the first patent act that was then signed-into law by President George Washington. The new law eliminated the female pronoun “she.” Swanson, Making Patents: Patent Administration, 1790-1860 , 71 Case W. patent system.

Thank Patent Law for Gifts this Valentine’s Day

IP.com

The post Thank Patent Law for Gifts this Valentine’s Day appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics. Having trouble picking out a gift for Valentine’s Day?

Supreme Court Patent Law Outlook 2022

Patently-O

For the first time since 2008, the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term will come to a close without any patent decisions. I have included a chart below, but should note that there is some debate around the edges about what constitutes a “patent decision.” Patent

Rounding Errors in Patent Law

Patently-O

This case helps show that patent law has arrived at Nerdsville. This video was suggested by a friend as relevant: Patentby Dennis Crouch. Astrazeneca AB v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( 2021 ). Actually, I’ve been here for a while and so welcome to all you newcomers.

Patent Law Textbooks: A Micro-Symposium

Patently-O

This Friday, November 5, the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center will be hosting a first-of-its-kind event (to the best of my knowledge at least): a panel discussion by patent law casebook authors about what makes their textbooks tick. PatentBy Jason Rantanen.

2022 IP Outlook Report: The Developments Shaping Patent Law

JD Supra Law

2022 is expected to be another busy year in the world of patent litigation. We fully expect persistence in these spaces: STANDARD-ESSENTIAL PATENT (SEP) LICENSING AND THE GROWING DEMAND FROM TECH COMPANIES FOR INDUSTRY STANDARDS - After the number of disputes involving SEPs.

Innovating the Term ‘Inventor’: AI and Patent Law

IPilogue

Junghi Woo is an IPilogue Writer and a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. . Recently, AI technology once again exceeded the legal community’s expectations by filing a patent for its invention of interlocking food containers. Patent Law in Canada.

Easy Patent law Quiz for 2021:

Patently-O

Crunch recently filed a utility patent application (February 2021) with the USPTO seeking to patent the following two claims: 1. 300 words) Based upon what you know so far, do Sections 102 or 103 create any hurdle to patentability? 100 words) Five years later … Crunch has obtained his patent exactly as claimed above and business is booming. PatentYou should be able to easily answer these questions: . Crunch stays fit with his rebounder (a mini-trampoline).

Changes in European Patent Law May Save You Money

JD Supra Law

Patent protection in the European Union (EU) is expensive. An applicant may file a patent application in an individual country, but it is generally more efficient to file through the European Patent Office (EPO) when the applicant wants patent protection in multiple EU countries.

Canadian Patent Law 2021: A round-up of interesting developments and court decisions

JD Supra Law

2021 saw changes in Canadian patent legislation, and a variety of court decisions addressing rarely interpreted provisions of the Patent Act, early consideration of recently enacted provisions, and new takes on central tenets of patent law.

How to successfully navigate exclusions in Russian patent law

IAM Magazine

While Russian patent law identifies which objects are excluded from patentability, not all exclusions are straightforward. A deep dive into a recent case study provides useful guidance for this murky area

Supreme Court on Patent Law May 2022

Patently-O

The case questioned the unique patent-law preclusion doctrine known as the “ Kessler doctrine.” ” I previously argued that the court should hear the case and clarify the law. USPTO challenges the district court’s APA trial procedures as part of his effort to force the Patent Office to issue patents for applications that have been pending for decades. Patentby Dennis Crouch.

COVID Vaccine Diplomacy and Patent Law Doctrine

Patently-O

I’ve linked to a new whitepaper on Patents, Knowhow, and Vaccine Diplomacy. PatentThe whitepaper authored: Gary Locke (former Secretary of Commerce, Governor of Washington, and Ambassador to China). Andrei Iancu (former USPTO Director). David Kappos (former USPTO Director). 211117_Iancu_Covid_Vaccine_Diplomacy.

Patent Law at the Supreme Court February 2022

Patently-O

The Supreme Court has not yet granted writ of certiorari in any patent cases this term. And, absent an unusual shadow-docket patent case, it is now too late for any case to be granted and heard this term. Still, there are a number of important patent cases pending before the court.

Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on IPR: Tipping the Scales of Patent Law? Part I

SpicyIP

The Report focuses on reviewing the working of the Patents Act since its 2005 amendment that brought the Indian legislation in compliance with the TRIPS Agreement. The singular focus of these recommendations is on increasing patent filing in the country.

Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on IPR: Tipping the Scales of Patent Law? Part II

SpicyIP

In the first part of this post, I had covered the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s Report recommendations on amendments to Section 3 of the Patents Act. Flexibility in Procedure or Bending Over Backwards for Higher Patent Filing? Image with the text ‘open the gate’ (Image from here ).

Thank You, Senator Tillis, for Recognizing the Need for Evidence-Based Policymaking in Patent Law

IP Watchdog

Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expressing concern about policymaking on drug patents and drug prices being driven by a narrative rooted more in policy goals than in actual data.

Federal Circuit asked to Decide whether US Patent Law Excludes Non-Human Inventors

Patently-O

Thaler filed for patent protection, but refused to name himself as the inventor — although he created DABUS, these particular inventions did not originate in his mind. The USPTO rejected the applications — explaining US patents must name a human inventor. Patent

Patent Law at the Supreme Court September 2021

Patently-O

So far, the Supreme Court has not granted certiorari in any patent cases for its 2021-2022 Term. Tormasi is a convicted murderer and also a patentee seeking to enforce his disk-drive patent. In patent law, we also have the “ Kessler doctrine,” which sits between the two.

“Asexual Reproduction Prohibited”? Plant Propagation and Patent Law

IPilogue

Writer and a 1L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.? . . Fast forward to the present; moving to Ontario for law school meant that I had to entrust my plants to my brother, who made it quite clear that he didn’t know what he was doing. Photo by CHUTTERSNAP ( Unsplash ).

Upcoming Online Conference on ‘Inventorship in Patent Law’

LexBlog IP

Ansgar Ohly , of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and the University of Oxford Faculty of Law , who will be discussing the German case; and. Registered trans-Tasman patent attorneys should be able to claim 2.5

In re SurgiSil : Much More than a Cosmetic Change to Design Patent Law

JD Supra Law

A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has fundamentally altered the law on prior art anticipation for design patent applications. 4, 2021), the Federal Circuit reversed a decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal….

Changes to the Rules of Ethics for Patent Law Practitioners

JD Supra Law

On May 26, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) finalized the amendments to the Rules of Practice in Patent Cases as well as the rules regarding Representation of Others before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, found in the Code of Federal Regulations, 37 C.F.R.

19th Century Patent Law: Initial Disclosures for the Defense

Patently-O

Some areas of law have particular additional disclosure requirements. One example — old patent law. The Patent Act of 1836 included a unique disclosure requirement for defendants raising a defense that patent was invalid because the invention was already publicly known or used. Patent Act of 1836, Section 15. Today, Rule 26(a)(1)(A)(i) operates in parallel to this old patent rule, but for all civil actions. ” Patent

Patent Law at the Supreme Court October 2021

Patently-O

The Supreme Court has not granted a writ of certiorari in any patent cases this term, and has now denied certiorari in two dozen. The remaining four patent petitions are listed roughly in order of their likelihood of being granted certiorari (in my opinion).

Resorbing Patent Law’s Kessler Cat – Request for Comments

Patently-O

Download it here: Resorbing Patent Law’s Kessler Cat into the General Law of Preclusion. Meanwhile, the scope of issue and claim preclusion have expanded with the merger of law & equity, creation of the Federal Rules Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the expansion of Declaratory Judgment jurisdiction. Patent

Why changes to China’s design patent law are a big deal

Managing IP

Sources say updates to the Chinese Patent Law regarding design patents are likely to bring in a wave of new filings, and a surge in litigation along with it

18th-century Patent Law Doctrine and the Ultra Petroleum Make-Whole and Post-Petition Interest Dispute

JD Supra Law

Sounds like an odd combination—enforceability of make-whole and post-petition interest and patent law. The Solvent Debtor Rule is a judicially created exception…Sounds like an odd combination—enforceability of make-whole and post-petition interest and patent law.

Ruling Against AI 'Inventors' Brings Patent Law Reform Calls

IP Law 360

patent law, intellectual property lawyers said, as the British government eyes reforms to boost AI investment A landmark ruling that an artificial intelligence machine can't be considered an inventor highlights the potential need for changes to U.K.

Amendment of German patent law: small step or giant leap for proportionality?

The IPKat

For his parting post, he returns to Germany and patent injunctions. Thus, the GPA will henceforth include an explicit proportionality defense to permanent injunctions in patent law. Reportedly, several German patent judges immediately commented along similar lines [ here ].

US Supreme Court limits Patent Law’s assignor estoppel doctrine

IAM Magazine

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Minerva Surgical v Hologic Inc , signalling a change for invalidity claims. International report

US Supreme Court limits Patent Law’s assignor estoppel doctrine

IAM Magazine

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Minerva Surgical v Hologic Inc , signalling a change for invalidity claims. International report

Three tools for companies to incentivise their patent law firms to increase diversity

IAM Magazine

Capturing creativity from the entire population would lead to more and better innovation, yet the patent profession lags on diversity. Chief IP officers can act now to make progress, writes Burford Capital Managing Partner Katharine Wolanyk. Analysis In-house operations

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Legal Alert: New Hatch-Waxman-Style Patent Law Formally Adopted by China’s National People’s Congress; to Take Effect June 1, 2021

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

On October 17, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) formally adopted a revised patent law that makes significant changes to that country’s legal framework for pharmaceutical patents. Extensions of Patent term to compensate for delays that are not the fault of the patentee.

10 Years Later, The AIA Is Not Done Reshaping Patent Law

IP Law 360

When the America Invents Act became law 10 years ago this week, it reshaped the patent world in ways that are continuing to evolve. Here's a look at the most significant changes the AIA brought about — and the potential impacts that haven't yet been felt

In re SurgiSil : Much More than a Cosmetic Change to Design Patent Law

LexBlog IP

A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has fundamentally altered the law on prior art anticipation for design patent applications. There is an old maxim in patent law, which states: “That which infringes if later, anticipates if earlier.”

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