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Articles from the Intellectual Property Law Section’s eNews

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the state of patent eligibility jurisprudence to October 15, 2021. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced plans for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to extend the Motion to Amend (MTA) pilot program. Read more
Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced that Viktors Suhorukovs, a citizen of Latvia, was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay over $4.5 million in restitution after pleading guilty to mail fraud in a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud owners of U.S. trademark registrations. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an interim rule further expanding the availability of prioritized examination (Track One) by increasing the limit on the number of Track One requests that may be accepted in a fiscal year from 12,000 to 15,000. Read more
Senators Patrick Leahy and Thom Tillis recently introduced introduced the bipartisan Unleashing American Innovators Act. Read more
Two years ago, when I assumed my role as Chair of the IP Section, I – like everyone else – could not have imagined what the last two years would hold. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the state of patent eligibility jurisprudence, and its effect on investment and innovation in the United States, to October 15, 2021. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a modification to its COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program. Read more
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has published an update to its Orange Book patent/biologic patent study. Read more
On June 29, as a result of the recent Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc., the USPTO implemented an interim procedure whereby review of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) final written decision in an inter partes, post-grant, or covered business method review may be initiated sua sponte by the Director or requested by a party to a PTAB proceeding. Read more

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