Nature: Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law

Nature: Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law. “Rather than forcing old patent laws to accommodate new technology, we propose that national governments design bespoke IP law — AI-IP — that protects AI-generated inventions. Nations should also create an international treaty to ensure that these laws follow standardized principles, and that any disputes can be resolved efficiently. Researchers need to inform both steps.”

IP Watchdog: CAFC Gives Google Second Shot at PTAB in Challenge of Communications Patents

IP Watchdog: CAFC Gives Google Second Shot at PTAB in Challenge of Communications Patents. “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today vacated and remanded three decisions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that had found Google failed to prove the relevant claims of IPA Technologies, Inc.’s patents to be unpatentable.”

USPTO: USPTO delays the effective date for identity verification requirement for trademark filers

USPTO: USPTO delays the effective date for identity verification requirement for trademark filers. “USPTO strives to ensure the tools utilized to verify trademark filers are equitable, inclusive, and secure. Accordingly, as the USPTO evaluates and solicits feedback on our online digital identity verification option, we are announcing that we are postponing the April 9 effective date upon which identity verification was scheduled to become mandatory. A new effective date will be announced at the appropriate time with reasonable advance notice.”

Electropages: Google files new patent for skin-touch interface

Electropages: Google files new patent for skin-touch interface. “The new patent describes different technologies and methods for deploying gestures that can be drawn on the skin with a finger, and the worn device will receive these gestures as commands. Unlike visual systems that see a gesture or a touch screen that can read gestures, the patent describes the earbud’s ability to measure skin acceleration and deformation to determine what gesture has been done. This would effectively turn the user’s body into an interactive system with no interface or need to wear a circuit for reading inputs.”

PR Newswire: LexisNexis®️ Introduces LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®️ Extension, Free Web Tool to Display Patent Examiner Stats on USPTO Websites (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: LexisNexis®️ Introduces LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®️ Extension, Free Web Tool to Display Patent Examiner Stats on USPTO Websites (PRESS RELEASE). “LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced the launch of PatentAdvisor™ Extension, a free web browser extension that makes available data insights about individual patent examiners and art units directly on the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) websites.”

USPTO: New PTAB resources for inventors

USPTO: New PTAB resources for inventors. “Over the past year, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has gathered feedback from across the intellectual property (IP) community through our many outreach events. One thing we heard repeatedly is that inventors want to learn more about the Board and what it does. So, to address this feedback, we acted by creating a number of new programs and resources dedicated to inventors, or anyone who is new to practice before the PTAB.”

Engadget: Purdue University sues Google over mobile power management tech

Engadget: Purdue University sues Google over mobile power management tech. “Google is once again facing claims it copied others’ code in Android. Purdue University has sued Google over allegations the company is knowingly violating a patent for detecting power management bugs in code. The internet giant purportedly saw an article about Professor Y. Charlie Hu’s research on the subject in 2012 and incorporated related infringing code into Android Lint, an error-catching tool in what would become the Android Studio development kit.”

US Patent and Trademark Office: USPTO launches new Patent Public Search tool and webpage

US Patent and Trademark Office: USPTO launches new Patent Public Search tool and webpage. “Based on the advanced Patents End-to-End (PE2E) search tool USPTO examiners use to identify prior art, this free, cloud-based platform combines the capabilities of four existing search tools scheduled to be retired in September 2022: Public-Examiner’s Automated Search Tool (PubEAST), Public-Web-based Examiner’s Search Tool (PubWEST), Patent Full-Text and Image Database (PatFT), and Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT).”

TechCrunch: Google’s loss to Sonos settles it: Big Tech has an IP piracy problem

TechCrunch: Google’s loss to Sonos settles it: Big Tech has an IP piracy problem. “Big Tech thus takes what it wants. It then uses scorched-earth litigation tactics to beat up on complaining IP owners. It drags out litigation over many years and imposes massive litigation costs on IP owners seeking justice. Many IP owners don’t even file a lawsuit. They know it is ruinous and self-defeating to try to protect what is rightfully theirs. Simply put, Big Tech benefits from stealing IP. The legal costs and potential damages, if ever issued after years of litigation, are paltry by comparison.”