Court Operations During COVID-19 (June 24, 2020 Update)

By Francyn Brown, posted on 6/24/2020 5:53:54 PM

We have been monitoring the federal and state courts, as well as the USPTO and WIPO, for updates on their operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates are current as of the dates indicated herein.  Read More

Prompt Intellectual Property Protection for New Inventions Relating to Testing and Treatment of COVID-19 is Now Being Offered by Cooperating Federal Agencies

By Todd Sheldon Parkhurst, posted on 5/26/2020 5:26:05 PM

Companies with COVID-19 technology may benefit from expedited patent examination if able to respond quickly to a fast new process providing issued patents in as little as six months. Read More

Tech Giants Beware: New Threshold for Cases Arising Under BIPA Takes its Latest Victims

By Francyn Brown, posted on 5/18/2020 3:27:54 PM

Facebook hit with $500 million settlement while Google faces its own class action lawsuit. These cases are an effect of the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to merely require a violation of one’s biometric privacy rights as the threshold to bring suit. Read More
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