The Supreme Court has postponed oral arguments for its upcoming March session. This includes two IP cases:
- PTO v. Booking.com (Can .COM transform an otherwise generic term into a protectable trademark?)
- Google v. Oracle (Is a software interface [an the JAVA API] protectable by copyright?)
The Federal Circuit’s next oral arguments are in April and so the court can delay any particular decision on the issue. If you have a case before a district court judge or PTAB, check with your judges and clerks to understand timelines going forward.