Lisa Jorgenson has been appointed Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology, of WIPO Formerly Executive Director of AIPLA and Group Vice President, IP and Licensing of STMicroelectronics, Ms. Jorgenson will serve a 6-year term beginning January 1, 2021.  Notably, three of the four Deputy Directors General are women and Ms. Jorgenson is the only US appointee of the eight sector leads appointed by Director General Daren Tang. […]

Amazon once again held strictly liable in products liability case

Bolger v. Amazon, Superior Court No. 37-2017-00003009-CU-PL-CTL, August 13, 2020 This time, in connection with its fulfillment of an order for a laptop battery, that subsequently exploded, severely injuring the Plaintiff Bolger.  Recall in Oberdorf v. Amazon, strict liability was found for an eye injury at the hands of a retractable leash, ordered on Amazon. […]

USPTO requests comments on patenting AI inventions

In 84 FR 44889, the USPTO has requested comments on issues related to patenting inventions related to artificial intelligence.  Although the PTO states that any comments believed to be relevant are welcome, the Notice poses 12 questions in which the PTO is particular interested in answers.  Comments must be received on or before October 11, […]

US China Trade Negotiations – Well, that didn’t go as planned

A little over a month ago, I attended Managing IP’s US Patent Forum in NYC and heard an excellent presentation by Ellen Syzmanski, of the US Chamber of Commerce, Global Intellectual Property Center. Among other things, and a little ahead of the news that broke in the next couple of days, Ms. Syzmanski mentioned that […]