Patent & IP news for April 18, 2015

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The position of Travis Stoliker on patent reform is questioned from

In a piece in the Lansing State Journal, Travis Stoliker of Liquid Web omits some
pertinent  details in the saga of Henry Ford and George Selden.

Attorney George Selden did not produce cars, but the ...

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PTAB affirms examiner in Ex parte Mabey from

The PTAB affirmed the examiner in Ex parte Mabey.

The technical matter involved the addition of an intumescent agent in a latex based paint.

GrafGuard, a graphite intercalated with sulfuric acid/nitric acid arose in ...

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PTAB affirms examiner in Ex parte Lockwood concerning US patent 7010508, reexam 90/012,671 from

Yes, this is the Lockwood of the case Lockwood v. American Airlines, 107 F.3d 1565 (CAFC 1997), and that case is mentioned in this PTAB decision.  Footnote 5 of the PTAB decision is of ...

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Price and Rai on Biologic Secrecy from

Nicholson Price and Arti Rai just posted Manufacturing Barriers to Biologics Competition and Innovation, which is forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review. Here is the abstract:
As finding breakthrough small-molecule drugs gets harder, drug companies ...

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Ineos v. Berry: Anticipation by an Overlapping Range from

By Jason Rantanen Ineos USA LLC v. Berry Plastics Corporation (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion [2015 WL 1727013] Panel: Dyk, Moore (author), O’Malley It is bedrock patent law that while a species anticipates a ...

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Music Is Focus For This Year’s International IP Day At WIPO from

Music is the chosen theme of the World Intellectual Property Organization to celebrate this year’s World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April. The organisation has a series of events planned starting next week, and ...

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Le Monde parle - article about the unrest at the European Patent Office from

Merpel has received word of an article published by the major French newspaper Le Monde on 6 April 2015, reporting on the industrial unrest and social tensions within the European Patent Office (EPO).  The original ...

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Text-Message Telecommunication Patent Not Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings that its server communication patent was not invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because it claimed an inventive concept. "Claim 20 is directed ...

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EPO President Battistelli Tells Of ‘Patent Wars’, As IP5 Consolidate Work from

CAPE TOWN - A growing patent examination workload and increasing global anti-IP sentiment are some of the challenges the European Patent Office faces, according to EPO President Benoit Battistelli.

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WIPO Development Committee To Hear Report On Implementation, Discuss Patent Flexibilities from

Member governments will discuss the development dimension of the World Intellectual Property Organization next week, looking in particular at how the United Nations organisation is implementing the recommendations of its Development Agenda in its activities.

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post image AG Cruz Villalon says that (absolute) banking secrecy prevents effective enforcement of IP rights from

Does banking secrecy prevail over IP enforcement?
In a nutshell this is the issue on which the Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice) is seeking guidance from the ever-active Court of Justice of the European ...

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Self-sealed mailer patent comes unstuck from

Everseal Stationery Products Ltd v Document Management Solutions Ltd & Others [2015] EWHC 842 (IPEC) is a decision of Judge Hacon in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, England and Wales, dating back to the beginning of ...

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AstraZeneca AB v. Apotex Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit rendered a decision on damages in what may be the last of a long-running series of ANDA cases involving AstraZeneca's Prilosec® (omeprazole) franchise. As ...

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At Stanford: PTO and the Courts from

I’m looking forward to participating in this week’s Stanford Law School conference focusing on the interplay between the USPTO and the Courts. [Event Website]. On April 17 (Friday), I will be introducing the ...

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