This column highlights some of the more notable recent internet notices, newsletters and blogs dealing with IP prosecution issues.
- On September 11, 2013, Hal’s email newsletter discussed the opinion in High Point Design LLC v. Buyers Direct, Inc., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2013)(Schall,J.), as part of a reversal of a summary judgment of invalidity, wherein the court provided a review of case law on design patent nonobviousness.
- On September 20, 2013, Hal discussed opposition to the “Covered Business Methods” legislation.
- In September 27, 2013’s email, there was attached the FTC’s Federal register publication called, “Patent Assertion Entities.” Did someone say, “trolls”?
IPWatchdog – a patents and patent law blog – IPwatchdog.com
- The September 24, 2013 guest post explains the impact of the First-to-File system on premature disclosures of inventions via social media.
- An August 29, 2013 blog explains the implications from the America Invents Act for patenting tax strategies and human organisms.
Patent Docs – A patent blog – patentdocs.typepad.com/patent_docs
- The September 17, 2013 post discussed the USPTO’s expansion and extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway Programs.
- The September 30, 2013 blog discusses the Rambus v. Rea (Fed. Cir. 2013) case, specifically regarding due process before the USPTO and non-obviousness.
Patently-O – a blog written by Dennis Crouch – www.patentlyo.com.
- In the September 20, 2013 post, Jason Rantanen presented data on trends involving claims of inequitable conduct.
- On September 26, 2013, Professor Crouch detailed the various provisions in draft legislation to amend the America Invents Act.1
- Professor Crouch asked “What is an Exceptional Case such that Court Should Award bAttorney Fees” in his October 3, 2013 post.
USPTO – the PTO’s website – uspto.gov
- A September 10, 2013 press release (Press Release 13-26) announced the 18th Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12, 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia.
- The October 1, 2013 press release (Press Release 13-27) announced that on October 30,2013 the U.S. Department of Commerce will host a meeting seeking comments on the recent “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy” report.
AIPLA – the profession’s national organization – see AIPLA.org
- AIPLA holds its annual meeting on October 24-26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Information at http://www.aipla.org/learningcenter/AM13/Pages/default.aspx.
- From January 29, through February 1, 2014 the AIPLA holds its Mid-Winter Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
- The Chisum Patent Academy holds upcoming patent law seminars on March 5-7, 2014 (Cincinnati, Ohio); August 13-15, 2014 (Seattle, Washington); and August 18-20, 2014 (Seattle, Washington). More info at http://www.chisum-patent-academy.com/.
- “Patent Infringement Litigation Summit” on December 9-10, 2013 in San Francisco. See http://patentdocs.typepad.com/files/patent-infringement-litigation-summit.pdf for more information.
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