This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Department of Justice announces a two year prison sentence for trade secret theft; a new Lex Machina report shows that the District of Delaware receives the most patent suits among any U.S. district court during 2019; the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Apple’s appeal of $440 million patent ruling for VirnetX; a divided Federal Circuit declines a petition for en banc rehearing in a patent case involving the definiteness requirement under Section 112; Microsoft revises its quarterly guidance due to supply chain issues related to the coronavirus; the European Union’s highest court finds that the trademark “Fack Ju Göhte” is not morally unacceptable to German speakers; and an inventors’ class action lawsuit against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Sensitive Application Warning System (SAWS) proceeds past a motion to dismiss.
- Computer Law
- Fair Use
- First Sale Doctrine
- The Copyright Claims Board: A Venue for Pursuing Actual or Statutory Damages Impacting Both Registered and Unregistered Works
- Win for Photographer in Ninth Circuit Reversal of Fair Use Finding
- Entrepreneur Spotlight: How Ray Young is Fighting Content Theft Encouraged by Big Tech Platforms
- Testing the Bounds of Copyright Protection in Choreographic Works: Hanagami v. Epic Games, Inc.
- IP Issues for Retail Businesses Advertising in Augmented Reality
- The Judicial Balancing Act: How Judges Manage Competing Interests in Trade Secret Cases
- Jump Rope Company Asks High Court to Weigh in on CAFC Approach to Collateral Estoppel for PTAB Invalidations
- Review Not Warranted: SG Tells SCOTUS to Scrap Amgen’s Case on Enablement Test for Biotech Patents
- Advocating for Ethics-Driven Regulation for Blockchain Technologies
- Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 23: Thaler Seeks Rehearing of CAFC Decision on DABUS AI, the Solicitor General Urges SCOTUS to Deny Cert in Amgen, and FTC Orders Amazon’s Jassy and Bezos to Testify in Prime Investigation