As we end 2020— a year most of us probably wish to forget— it appears that after much litigation it is finally safe to call Joe Biden the President-Elect of the United States. While some may still wish for the improbable, with the Supreme Court not scheduled to hold a hearing on any election issue until after inauguration day, it is impossible to envision anyone other than Biden being sworn in on January 20–although, with everything that has happened so far this year nothing is truly unimaginable anymore. Notwithstanding the uncertainty the future holds, we take this time to look back on the year that was 2020, remembering the biggest patent news stories of the year (in reverse chronological order).
- Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 23: Intel and Microsoft Announce Landmark Chip and IP Deal; Court Overturns $1 Billion Copyright Infringement Ruling Against Cox; and Reddit and Google Set to Announce AI Content Licensing Agreement
- Members of Congress Blast Biden on March-In Proposal and Pandemic Accord
- Rader’s Ruminations: The Most Striking (and Embarrassing) Legal Mistake in Modern Patent Law
- Supreme Court Denies Five IP Petitions on Issues from IPR Joinder to Contributory Trademark Infringement
- ‘Where Are the Designers on This?’: Some Post-Argument Thoughts on LKQ v. GM