Patent & IP news for December 10, 2017

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post image Sunday Surprises from

"I've found my place."IP Lecturer At the London College of Fashion -- High HolbornCheck here for more information.
(Dutch) student traineeship (in IP and other fields)At De brauwSee more information ...

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post image Role of CJEU post-Brexit to be considered by House of Lords inquiry from

The AmeriKat's cousin, the Sand Cat, is as elusive
as understanding what the UK Government
is actually going to do with respect of the CJEU
The EU Justice Sub-Committee of the House of ...

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IPO Webinar on Written Description in the Life Sciences from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Written Description in the Life Sciences after Amgen v. Sanofi" on December 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Jane ...

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Article suggestion from

If somebody is looking for an article to write, let me suggest one.  I think it would be helpful to have a scholarly article published somewhere that discusses the role, responsibilities, and decision making processes ...

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Issue Preclusion for Patent Applicants from

by Dennis Crouch Blaise Mouttet is seeking a patent on his “Crossbar Arithmetic and Summation Processor.”  The invention is interesting because it is actually processor design. [17-2077.Opinion.12-6-2017] Back in 2012, the Federal Circuit ...

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CAFC addresses obviousness, marking, damages in Arctic Cat from

In the technical area of thrust steering
systems for personal watercraft (“PWC”) propelled by jet
stream, Arctic Cat sued BRP for infringement.

BRP did not do well before the jury, and sought JNOV:

At trial ...

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Perry Mason does patents from

In "The Case of the Irate Inventor" (first broadcast 28 May 1960), "Perry Mason" brushes with patent law.

Thirty-nine years before Pfaff, the idea of whether or not an invention was "ready for patenting" arose ...

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Lost Profits for Infringement Abroad from

In WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical, the Supreme Court is being asked to decide Whether the court of appeals erred in holding that lost profits arising from prohibited combinations occurring outside of the United States are ...

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Asserted Claims of Email Transmission Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s email transmission patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "The Court ...

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EU Parliament Justice Committee Ponders Regulation Of Copyright And Liability In 3D Printing from

Should the European Parliament consider regulation on 3D printing with regard to intellectual property protection and civil liability? Members of the Justice Committee (JURI) today at their session in Brussels were divided with representatives from ...

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Genetic Assessment of Squash Genomes in Related Species from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the characteristics of autumn is a harvest of vegetables in the squash family, including the ubiquitous pumpkin (equally famous for pumpkin pie and infamous for pumpkin spiced varieties of ...

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Oral argument of the day: In re Levenstein from

The oral argument of the day is from IN RE LEVENSTEIN, No. 2017-1067 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 10, 2017). The oral argument focuses on 35 U.S.C. §101.  If you have not heard, section 101 ...

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After Apple's patent infringement counterclaims, Qualcomm launched a barrage of new complaints from

A week ago, on November 29, there was a flurry of activity between Apple and Qualcomm, and I'd like to share the documents with you now as well as a few observations:

  • Apple filed ...

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Why do patents often include method claims and apparatus claims? from

When I send a draft patent application to an inventor who is new to the patent process, the inventor often asks why the claims seem to repeat themselves. A patent application often has one group ...

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