Patent & IP news for July 30, 2014

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Bose Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Noise Cancelling Headphones from

On July 25, 2014, Bose Corp. of Framingham, Massachusetts (“Bose”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Beats Electronics, LLC of Culver City, California ...

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Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again from

The Federal Circuit has again permitted the PTO to overrule a decision by a district court, affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.  As in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int’l, Inc., Judge O ...

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US Decision Baaa-d for Inventions Replicating Nature from

In Re Roslin Institute, the U.S. Court of Appeals delivered a potential setback to the biotechnology industry when it confirmed that inventions which are identical to those found in nature cannot be patented. Specifically ...

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post image Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade from

The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the ...

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The Tralin/Tranlin Paper Story from Shandong, China: An Example of Chinese Intellectual Property Creating Jobs--in the US! from

In a previous post, I reported that a huge loan had been given to a Chinese paper company backed by its Chinese IP as collateral. The 8 billion RMB obtained by China's Tralin Paper ...

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Six Years On, IP Impact on Green Tech Transfer Remains a Mystery from

It’s been quite a while since I’ve addressed green patents in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other international efforts to develop climate change policy. A guest ...

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Passage of Time Does Not Render Substantial Controversy Stale from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. "Plaintiff has not alleged that defendant communicated with plaintiff at all before initiating this lawsuit. Nevertheless ...

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Apple suffers setback over Siri in patent case in China from

Fortune on July 9, 2014 had a post Apple loses Round 1 of Siri patent case in China which noted that Apple had gone to court against Shanghai-based Zhizhen Internet Technology and China’s State ...

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post image From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody from

Following some fear [here and herethat UK Government could have decided not to introduce exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody into UK copyright after all, last month this blog reported that the ...

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Poland Eyes IPR Reform To Combat Plagiarism In Scientific Theses from

The Polish Parliament is currently finalising work on a bill designed to make using anti-plagiarism software compulsory for Polish higher education institutions (HEIs). With the new law, universities are to become obliged to check all ...

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Court Report -- Part II from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. 1:14-cv-00882; filed July 7, 2014 in the ...

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post image Everyone in the supply chain could be sued for patent infringement from

Patent owners can sue anyone up and down the chain of distribution for infringement of patent.  Manufacturers, distributors and end users are all possible litigants.  For example, the end user can be sued for using ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: USPTO Issues Preliminary Guidance on Patentability Based on Alice Corp. from

On June 25, 2014 the USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy released a Memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps that provides examiners with preliminary instructions related to subject matter eligibility of claims involving abstract ...

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IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List from