Link Roundup!

There’s not one all-encompassing event dominating WDTX coverage this week—though watch next week for another set of anticipated updates to Judge Albright’s Order Governing Proceedings.

Until then, here are some general IP-related links to tide you over:

  • When the PTAB exercises its discretion not to institute an IPR is a topic of perpetual interest to patent litigators. Bob Steinberg, Inge A. Osman, Jonathan M. Strang and Lesley M. Hamming of Latham & Watkins analyze the USPTO’s current request for comments on a proposed codification/rulemaking regarding the NHK-Fintiv factors: USPTO Seeks Comments on PTAB’s Discretionary Denials of Review 
  • As an example of what such comments might look like, see this recent submission from US Inventor (a group that advocates for inventors’ rights): Letter to the Committee on the Judiciary (this particular comment is directed to the Judiciary Committee, not the USPTO, but you get the idea)
  • Clyde Shuman of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz examines the recent Federal Circuit opinion in Realtime Data LLC v. Reduxio Systems, regarding the degree of analysis necessary to underpin a reviewable decision on the issue of patent eligibility under Section 101: Federal Circuit Holds District Court’s § 101 Analysis “Insufficient,” Remands
  • At the intersection of labor and IP law, Ethan Krasnoo of Reavis Page Jump examines a dispute between performers’ unions Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA regarding streaming broadcasts of theatrical performances during the COVID-19 pandemic: Actors’ Unions to Each Other: Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat
  • It tends to be that people who care about fonts really care about fonts. But to what extent are fonts copyrightable? Jeremy Goldman of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz explores: Battle Lines Drawn Over Font Copyright Protection

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