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Stewart Title Guaranty Co. v. Segin Software, LLC (PTAB 2014) from

By Michael Borella -- On April 12, 2013, Segin Software sued Stewart Title and several other parties for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,165,939. The defendants filed a petition with the U.S ...

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Johnson Outdoors Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems from

On July 18, 2014, Johnson Outdoors Inc. of Racine, Wisconsin and Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. of Eufaula, Alabama (collectively, “Johnson Outdoors”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Around the weblogs.  Over on the increasingly busy SOLO IP blog, IPKat team member contrasts the fortunes of IP practitioners in small practices with those of medical practitioners: which has had the better deal over ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: PTO Interference Decisions do not Preclude Invalidity Defenses in Court from

The Federal Circuit has issued a decision in AbbVie v. Janssen Biotech and Centocor Biologics, which relates to patents that broadly cover antibodies which can neutralize activity of human interleukin 12 (IL-12) and have useful ...

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post image BREAKING: Report on responses to Public Consultation on EU copyright now available from

One of the many messages that reached
the Commission during the time
of the Consultation
As this blog reported a few days ago, there were rumours that, whilst publication of the White Paper on ...

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PTAB’s Rejection of Inherency Argument Supports Summary Judgment of No Invalidity from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that its tooth whitening patents were not invalid as obvious in light of prior art patents based, in part, on the PTAB's findings during inter ...

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ITC Decides To Review And Modify Initial Advisory Opinion In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems And Components Thereof (337-TA-879) from

On July 18, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission) issued a notice determining to review in its entirety the Initial Advisory Opinion (“IAO”) issued by ALJ E. James Gildea in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment ...

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10 Tweets on Recent IP Scholarship from

For blog readers who aren't on Twitter, here are 10 recent Tweets on IP-related scholarship that caught my eye. As I transition from clerking back to full-time academia, I'm debating the extent to ...

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EU White Paper On Copyright Reform Delayed Till Autumn from

The European Commission white paper on its ongoing copyright reform will not be available until early fall, a Commission source said this week. Officials had previously indicated that the paper might be published this month.

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Further issues from the plagiarism matter at Chicago State University from

Note Chicago State official sues UIC, claims it violated privacy law by discussing plagiarism claim :

The lawsuit, filed Monday [July 21, 2014] by CSU Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Angela Henderson, claims UIC violated ...

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Data Structure Patent Ineligible from

By Dennis Crouch Digitech Image v. Electronics for Imaging (Fed. Cir. 2014) Digitech sued dozens of companies for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,128,415. As I wrote back in April 2014, basic ...

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Global Project Looks At Takedown Notices Across The Internet from

The Takedown Project is a recent initiative bringing the research community together to explore how the notice-and-takedown procedure in cases of alleged online copyright infringement are handled by internet service providers around the world. The ...

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Increasing (and redefining) business spending from

Neil Irwin over at the New York Times has a good piece on "Businesses Need to Spend More. The Future of the Economy Depends on It". The gist, as the title suggests, is that the ...

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What cloud computing services need to know about the Aereo decision from

In June. the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. The decision effectively shut down the Aereo service, at least temporarily as it explores fundamental changes to ...

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