Patent & IP news for October 25, 2014

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Recent Patent & IP Blogs

post image Happy to Deliver To You This Trade Mark Infringement in Pizza Flavor Case from ipkitten.blogspot.com

New Yorkers love their pizzas and have definitive opinion about them, including the way to eat them. Newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio even created a controversy when seen shortly after his ...

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On government involvement in patent acquisition from ipbiz.blogspot.com

An op-ed in the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal-Star by a former Novartis employee includes the text:



Patent trolling has proven so profitable that it has lured foreign governments into the field. China, Taiwan, Japan and South ...

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Apple after jury verdict: GPNE is nothing more than a “patent troll” from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Bloomberg reported on Apple after a jury verdict against GPNE:


Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, said in an e-mail after the verdict that GPNE is nothing more than a “patent troll” attempting ...

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Here's a redacted version of Microsoft's Android/Chrome patent license agreement with Samsung from www.fosspatents.com

The Microsoft-Samsung contract dispute in the Southern District of New York over the implications of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's wireless device business for the parties' 2011 Android/Chrome patent license agreement has already ...

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Teva v. Sandoz Oral Argument Recording from www.717madisonplace.com

The Supreme Court has published the oral argument recording for the Teva v. Sandoz case.  You can listen/download the oral argument recording [here]. The transcript of the oral argument is available [here].

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US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airlines from patentlyo.com

by Dennis Crouch The US Federal Government does not get a free-pass on patent infringement.  Rather, the Government’s unlicensed use of a privately held patent constitutes infringement and is actionable. However, Congress created a ...

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WHO Ebola Vaccine Meeting Draws Commitment From Pharma, Donors; MSF Sees Lack Of Concrete Actions from www.ip-watch.org

A high-level meeting convened by the World Health Organization yesterday on the issue of access to and financing of Ebola vaccines resulted in a set of commitments, though not with sufficient urgency for those working ...

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post image Friday fantasies from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The Blue-Spotted Australian MistFrancis Gurry Lecture 2014. "IP in transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture” is the title of this year's Francis Gurry Lecture, which is to be delivered, hot and spicy, by ...

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What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition. from www.patentbaristas.com

Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property and why it ...

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Post-Fact Discovery Amendments to Infringement and Invalidity Contentions Stricken from docketreport.blogspot.com

The court granted defendant's motion to strike plaintiff's amended infringement and invalidity contentions served after the close of discovery. "[Plaintiff] cannot avoid the boundaries of its timely infringement contentions by not disclosing the ...

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post image In Eco-mark Examination USPTO Getting into Anti-Greenwashing from www.greenpatentblog.com

A recent article in the the New York Law Journal caught my attention for an interesting development in examination of eco-mark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  We’ve known for ...

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post image Broad Claims – supported if no indications to the contrary X ZR 19/11 from patlit.blogspot.com


The German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) had to decide on an appeal against the decision of the Federal German Patent Court to nullify a patent relating to stents having two interlacing meandering patterns as ...

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Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- BIO Joint Comment from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum, entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural ...

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Has Alice Really Changed The §101 Standard for Patentability of Business Method Claims? from www.iplawalert.com

In the latest Supreme Court case on patentability under §35 U.S.C. 101, Alice Corp. Pty v. CLS Bank Int’l. (“Alice”), the Court addressed business method patent issues, finding that the claims at ...

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