What happens when Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems start to “invent”? Can companies list the AI system as an inventor in a Patent Application? The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) answered this very question with a definitive no, when it denied a Petition in April.
LKQ Corporation and its subsidiary Keystone Automotive Industries filed a petition to institute an inter partes review of GM’s vehicle front upper bumper design patent...
In September 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) created a Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) to establish binding authority before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)...
On May 4th, 2020, for the first time in history, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the telephone and offered a live audio stream. In United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com, the question before the Court is whether Booking.com successfully established that it had acquired secondary meaning, which would support trademark protection for descriptive marks...