Hello, readers and Happy 4th of July. Here are the IP updates for this past week:
- The Obama administration is set to appoint a new USPTO director, Phil Johnson, a pharmaceutical industry executive.
- Speaking of the USPTO, the permanent location for the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office opened in Denver, Colorado.
- Judge Lucy Koh recently banned the use of certain pejorative terms in a patent suit, including the names “patent troll”, “pirate” and “bandit”.
- The Supreme Court recently dealt a huge blow to software patents, here is a good summary of the ruling.
See you next week and have a fantastic holiday weekend!!!