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
- (Not) Copyright Infringement: Is dbrand Infringing Nintendo’s IP?
- Social Media Influencers Beware – Street Art Is Protected by Copyright
- Senator Thom Tillis: If IP Stakeholders Can’t Find Consensus, Congress Can’t Help
- Copyright Lawyers on SCOTUS Decision in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org: Expected, But Possibly Problematic
- A Cosmic Copyright Conundrum: ‘Star Trek,’ Space Force, SCOTUS and Blackbeard’s Shipwreck
- Defensive Publications: A Cost-Effective Tool to Supplement Your Patent Strategy
- A Stylized Word Mark in One Country May Be Too Simple and Common in Another
- Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 22: Copyright Office Issues Section 512 Safe Harbor Report, CAFC Denies Review of PTAB Institution Decision and Director Iancu on Possible Filing Deadline Extension
- CAFC Finds Claim for Delivery Notification System Abstract as Directed to a Longstanding Commercial Practice
- PTAB Institution Data Analysis Proves That Reforms Have Failed