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Protecting Semiconductor Chip Design under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 (SCPA) - Part II (Infringement and Defense)

USA - January 11 2023 In analogizing semiconductor chips to traditional areas of Copyright Law, the legislative history notes that, just as a plagiarist who copies only…

Protecting Semiconductor Chip Design under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 (SCPA) - Part I (Registration and Inspection)

USA - January 11 2023 Mask work is a type of intellectual property protection designed to protect layout designs (topographies) of integrated circuits. It is authorized by…

Key Rules and Cases for Patent Practitioners Working on AI Patent Applications

USA - October 11 2022 On September 22, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) directed patent practitioners to current case law and Sections of the Manual of…

Takeaways From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Partnership Series - Part Two of Three

USA - October 4 2022 On September 22, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) conducted a live meeting for its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging…

Takeaways From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Partnership Series - Part One of Three

USA - September 29 2022 On September 22, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) conducted a live meeting for its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging…

USPTO’s Pilot Program for Deferring Subject Matter Eligibility Response

USA - January 24 2022 On January 6, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program (the “DSMER…

Benefits and Considerations for Patent Prosecution Under Patent Prosecution Highway in Australia, Canada, South Korea, and Japan

Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea - December 20 2021 This is the second article of the multi-part series discussing benefits of prosecuting patents under Patent Prosecution Highway or PPH. The first…

Benefits and Considerations for Patent Prosecution under Patent Prosecution Highway in the U.S., Europe, China, and Singapore

China, European Union, Singapore, USA - November 22 2021 Patent Prosecution Highway or PPH is a set of initiatives promulgated by participating patent offices around the world to accelerate patent…

Stakeholders should not miss Congress’s invitation for feedback on Patent eligibility

USA - October 8 2021 The Federal Circuit created controversy in 2020 over its application of the Supreme Court’s subject matter eligibility jurisprudence by finding a…

NFT License Breakdown: Exploring Different Marketplaces and Associated License Issues

USA - September 20 2021 At least three different types of Marketplaces facilitate the sale and/or resale of NFTs. These include open Marketplaces, curated Marketplaces and…