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Check your Patent Term Adjustment for Applicant Delays due to Late IDS Filings

by Dennis Crouch Supernus is an important case that may substantially extend the patent term adjustment (PTA) for your client.  You’ll need to review the case files of recently issued cases to determine whether PTA was reduced by some supplemental filing (such as a late IDS). You may get the time back with a showing that the delay was reasonable. Deadlines in this area are tight. – DC Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu (Fed. Cir. 2019) This case involves calculation of patent term adjustmen...
Tags: Law, Uspto, Patent, Fed, Lee, PTO, Federal Circuit, Gilead, PTA, PVP, Sandoz, Iancu Fed, Gilead Scis Inc, Dennis Crouch Supernus, DC Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc


United States: SCOTUS To Decide If Ban On Scandalous Trademarks Is Unconstitutional - Cooley LLP

On January 4, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the United States Patent and Trademark Office's ("USPTO") appeal of In re Brunetti, 877 F.3d 1330 (Fed. Cir. 2017).
Tags: News, United States, Uspto, Fed, Supreme Court of the United States, Brunetti, Cooley LLP, United States Patent and Trademark Office


VCs give us their predictions for startups and tech in Southeast Asia in 2019

The new year is well underway and, before January is out, we polled VCs in Southeast Asia to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2019. The number of VCs in the region has increased massively in recent years, in no small part due to forecasts of growth in the tech space as internet access continues to shoot up among Southeast Asia’s cumulative population of more than 600 million consumers. There are other factors, including economic growth and emerging middle classes, but with more than 3.8 m...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, US, Tech, E-commerce, Sea, Artificial Intelligence


United States: Cert Petition Seeks Review Of Time-Bar Trigger For Voluntarily Dismissed Complaints - Jones Day

On January 11, 2019, Dex Media filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari seeking review of the Federal Circuit's decision in Click-To-Call Tech. v. Ingenio, Inc., 899 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2018) (en banc in relevant part).
Tags: News, Tech, United States, Fed, Federal Circuit, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Dex Media, Ingenio Inc, Cert Petition Seeks Review Of Time Bar Trigger


An Analysis of Title I and Title III of The Music Modernization Act, Part 1 of 2 (Guest Blog Post)

Guest Blog Post by Tyler Ochoa On October 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1551, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, which became Public Law 115-264, 132 Stat. 3676.  It contains three titles pertaining to copyright law.  Title I is the Musical Works Modernization Act, or MWM Act, which revises the Section 115 compulsory license for musical works and establishes a new “mechanical licensing collective” to administer it.  Title II is the Classics Protection and ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Congress, Office, America, Copyright, United States, Ram, Cartoon Network, MMA, D, Trump, Ascap, Fed, Board, Copyright Office


The time Jack Bogle set me straight

My colleague Nick accidentally came across this and I had forgotten all about it. But it’s TIMELESS! I’m so excited this exists… It’s August 2013 and the S&P 500 has just been completely rattled by the sell off in bonds due to Fed Chairman Bernanke’s hint about the tapering off of QE stimulus, which was due to happen later that year. All of a sudden both stocks and bonds were hurting inve...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, NICK, Fed, Bernanke, Jack Bogle


Audit the Federal Reserve

President Trump’s frustration with the Federal Reserve’s (minuscule) interest rate increases that he blames for the downturn in the stock market has reportedly led him to inquire if he has the authority to remove Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Chairman Powell has stated that he would not comply with a presidential request for his resignation, meaning President Trump would have to fire Powell if Trump was serious about removing him. The law creating the Federal Reserve gives the president power to r...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Senate, US, Sport, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Ron Paul, Federal Reserve, Trump, Fed, Carter, PAUL R KY, Powell, Lyndon Johnson


Gold steady as rising risk appetite offsets Fed pause views

Gold prices held steady on Monday as expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will pause its multi-year interest rate hike cycle were offset by a recovery in investor appetite for risk.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve


Gold firm as rising risk appetite offsets Fed pause views

Gold prices held steady on Monday as expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will pause its multi-year interest rate hike cycle, were offset by a recovery in investor appetite for risk.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve


IRS offers tax penalty relief to some who didn't have enough withheld or paid too little estimated taxes

Most taxpayers every year end up getting refunds. But some folks are at the opposite end of the tax spectrum. They owe Uncle Sam at filing time. And some of those owing taxpayers end up in an even worse situation. Their tax bills are large enough that they also face added penalty charges. This filing season, though, those penalty-paying taxpayers could get a break. Tax underpayment penalty calculations: A tax penalty assessment usually occurs when wage earners don't have enough income tax wi...
Tags: Taxes, White House, United States, Treasury, Sam, Irs, Fed, U S Treasury, Uncle Sam, Rettig, TCJA, Chuck Rettig, GOP Administration


Wall St. Is Making a Comeback. Was It Something the Fed Said?

The year began with repeated public assurances from Fed officials that they would remain sensitive to changes in the economy. And the markets’ anxiety has eased.
Tags: News, Interest Rates, United States, Fed, Powell, Stocks and Bonds, Recession and Depression, United States Economy, Standard & Poor's 500-Stock Index, Federal Reserve System, Shutdowns (Institutional, Jerome H, Fed Said


The Stock Market Is Making a Comeback. Was It Something the Fed Said?

The year began with repeated public assurances from Fed officials that they would remain sensitive to changes in the economy. And the markets’ anxiety has eased.
Tags: News, Interest Rates, United States, Fed, Powell, Stocks and Bonds, Recession and Depression, United States Economy, Standard & Poor's 500-Stock Index, Federal Reserve System, Shutdowns (Institutional, Jerome H, Fed Said


Oil Gloom Turns to Boom as China and Fed Allay Worst Fears - Bloomberg

Oil Gloom Turns to Boom as China and Fed Allay Worst Fears - Bloomberg:Investors are the most optimistic on oil in two months as the worst fears that roiled markets at the end of the year start to dissipate.Hedge funds boosted their net wagers on rising Brent crude prices by 9 percent in the week ended Jan. 15, mostly because they continued to unwind a short-selling spree from the end of 2018, data from the ICE Futures Europe exchange show.The shift in sentiment culminated with the global benchm...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, Brent, Fed, U S Federal Reserve, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Fed Allay Worst Fears Bloomberg


Fed Gov. Lael Brainard on the longest shutdown in history

The economy has been "pretty healthy," she says, but the shutdown is one of the downside risks the Fed is watching.
Tags: Fed, Lael Brainard


Fed policymakers leave little doubt - Rate hikes can wait

"Patience" is the new mantra at the Federal Reserve, less than two weeks ahead of the U.S. central bank's first policy meeting of the new year, as officials leave little doubt they want to stop raising interest rates - at least for a while.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Federal Reserve, Fed


Unemployment benefits are taxable income

As the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight, furloughed workers are looking at any and all ways to pay their bills. Some have taken hardship withdrawals from their workplace retirement accounts. Thousands of others have applied for unemployment. Few of us can blame folks who are struggling financially for taking these steps. At some point, many of us or our family members and friends have done the same. There's no shame in taking available help when ...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, District Of Columbia, Irs, Fed, Don, Office of Personnel Management, Internal Revenue Service


Fed's Williams says rate policy must be patient, data dependent

The U.S. Federal Reserve must be patient and guided by data when considering whether to raise interest rates, New York Fed President John Williams said on Friday, in remarks reinforcing the central bank's commitment to a wait-and-see approach.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Williams, John Williams, Fed, U S Federal Reserve, New York Fed


Analysis: Trading operations stung banks in fourth quarter but dovish Fed fuels hope

Big trading operations were a thorn in the side of the top U.S. banks in the fourth quarter as fears about global growth sent credit markets into a tailspin, but a "dovish" turn from the Federal Reserve may mean the drama is over for now.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Federal Reserve, Fed


Palladium scales peak on supply deficit; gold steady on Fed pause

Palladium rose to a record high on Thursday on lower supply and increasing demand for the metal used in auto catalysts, while a firmer dollar offset expectations of a pause in the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate-hiking cycle, keeping gold steady.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve


TSA agents blasting rap music

The longest government shutdown in US history is nearing the end of its first month, and everyone is going a little crazy. Not least of whom are the TSA agents who aren’t getting paid but are still expected to show up to work. If you think going through TSA is frustrating, try being a TSA agent working in an understaffed environment, not knowing when you’ll be getting your next paycheck. Understandably, they’re doing whatever they can to forget their woes and make the workday more bearable. F...
Tags: Travel, US, Kanye West, Tsa, Drake, Jfk, Government Shutdown, Kanye, Jfk Airport, All, Fed, Travis Scott, Tsa Agents, Travel During Shutdown, Tracee Ellis Ross Jr


Wells Fargo Admits That It Will Remain In A Bad Bank Time Out For 2019

America’s naughtiest lender will stay under Fed punishment for the whole year.
Tags: Money, Law, America, Wells Fargo, Fed


Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says business contacts in many regions of the country expressed less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says that eight of its 12 regions reported […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Ap, Federal Reserve, Fed


TSA agents, unpaid for 30 days, are blasting explicit hip-hop in airport terminals

Say you work at the government agency with the lowest morale of any Fed job and then Cheeto Hitler decides to treat you like a casino contractor and not pay you, for thirty days, and recommends that you do chores for your landlord to stop from getting evicted -- what do you do? Get musical: playing Sicko Mode or No Sleep Til Brookly or Misery Business or perhaps the theme from Halloween? (via Reddit)
Tags: Video, News, Aviation, Tsa, Shutdown, Fed, Passive Aggressive, Cheeto Hitler, Musical Interludes, Work To Rule


Palladium hits peak on demand, gold gains on Fed view

Palladium rose to a record high on Wednesday on increasing demand and lower supply of the metal used in autocatalysts, while gold gained on expectations of a pause in the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hiking cycle.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve


Gold rises on failed Brexit vote, Fed rate hike pause hopes

Gold edged up on Wednesday, supported by uncertainty around Brexit after lawmakers voted down British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union, while calls grew for a pause in U.S. rate hikes.
Tags: Money, European Union, businessNews, Theresa May, Brexit, Fed


Gold holds firm on failed Brexit vote, Fed rate hike pause hopes

Gold held steady on Wednesday, supported by uncertainty around Brexit, after lawmakers voted down British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union, and hopes for a rate hike pause by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Tags: Money, European Union, businessNews, Theresa May, Brexit, Fed


Likelihood of Confusion for Two Businesses In Operation for 40 Years

In re Guild Mortgage Company (Fed. Cir. 2019) Guild Mortgage’s above-pictured mark was refused registration was refused based upon a Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) conclusion of a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark “GUILD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.” On appeal, the Federal Circuit has vacated that decision — holding that the TTAB “failed to consider relevant argument and evidence directed to DuPont factor 8.” Under Lanham Act § 2(d), the USPTO refuses to register marks that are ...
Tags: Law, California, United States, DuPont, Patent, Southern California, Fed, Board, Guild, The Board, Federal Circuit, Pittsburg Kansas, Ttab, Guild Mortgage Company Fed, Stone Lion Capital Partners LP, Lion Capital LLP


Shutdown could revive tax refund advance products

Even in the best of tax times, folks are impatient when it comes to getting their refunds. They want them yesterday, looking to collect on the forces savings account they created when they intentionally had too much put into their paycheck withholding. Then comes 2019, where every day it's looking more like parts of the federal government, including the Internal Revenue Service, will be in shutdown mode when the annual tax return filing season starts on Jan. 28. While the Treasury Department an...
Tags: Taxes, RAC, Sam, Irs, Fed, Don, Internal Revenue Service, Bankrate, Consumer Federation of America CFA, The Treasury Department, National Consumer Law Center NCLC, NCLC CFA


What say you?

What say you? Submitted by Abe on January 15, 2019 - 3:39pm. So I'm making this Greek style starter. Nothing too complicated about it. Instructions are simple! 1: soak some basil leaves in warm water overnight.2: make a starter the usual way using basil water for the first feed then switch to plain water.Soaked some fresh basil leaves for 24 hours then mixed a 125% hydrated white rye and basil water starter. Placed in a yoghurt maker at 25°C for 24 hours. Came home from work the nex...
Tags: Baking, Houston, Fed, Abe


Judge Keeps An Eye On SCOTUS As He Blocks Census Citizenship Question

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman found himself in an extraordinary position as he handed down a decision Tuesday declaring illegal the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question to the census. As trial in the case was wrapping up in November, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments on a dispute in the case in February. More remarkable, still, is that the dispute — over a judge’s order the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who made the decision to add the question, sit...
Tags: News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Commerce, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Fed, Wolf, Tierney Sneed, Levitt, Loyola Law School, Fishkin, Common Cause, Jesse Furman