Patent & IP news for February 19, 2017

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Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

Personal Jurisdiction Exists Due to Warning Letters and Prior Litigations in Forum By Joseph Herndon -- Establishing personal jurisdiction in the United States over a company operating in a foreign country can be difficult. How does ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 21, 2017 - "Structuring Collaborative Agreements in Life Sciences -- Drafting Terms to Expand Product Lines, Reduce Costs and Risks, and Leverage and Protect Assets" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) February 22, 2017 ...

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Webcast on Trends in Paragraph IV Challenges from

The Knowledge Group will offer a live webcast entitled "Trends in Paragraph IV Challenges: What Lies Ahead in 2017 and Beyond" on February 28, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (EST). Pablo D ...

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Discovery Into Commission History of Intellectual Ventures Licensing Executive Allowed from

The court granted defendants' motion to compel the production of documents regarding prior licensing commissions earned by plaintiff's 30(b)(6) witness on licensing because the evidence was relevant and not cumulative. "[The witness ...

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US Federal Court Bars Online Publication Of Copyrighted Standards Incorporated Into Laws from

In a case pitting standards development organisations against internet content aggregators, a United States federal court ruled that Public.Resource.Org breached copyright by posting unauthorised copies of standards incorporated into government education regulations. Public ...

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Argentinian Copyright Office Proposes To Add Exceptions And Limitations To Copyright Act from

On 12 December, the Argentinian Copyright Office and the Ministry of Culture invited a group of stakeholders, among which was this author, to discuss the final draft of the Exceptions and Limitations Bill (Proyecto de ...

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In Defense of the Federal Circuit: TC Heartland and Patent Venue from

Guest Post by Professors Megan M. La Belle & Paul R. Gugliuzza Patent litigation is, as we all know, highly concentrated in a small number of districts.  Most notably—some might say, notoriously—the rural Eastern ...

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Toro loses at CAFC to MetalCraft (Scag) from

In MetalCraft, Judge Moore wrote an opinion denying the appeal of Toro
concerning a preliminary injunction:

The United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Wisconsin granted Metalcraft of Mayville,
Inc.’s [Scag's ...

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First Possession and Patent Law from

This is a bit abstract, but I’m wondering how you might describe the actual moment that a patent issues in terms of the creation of a new property right and transfer of that right ...

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Redacted oral arguments from

The oral argument in SANY HEAVY INDUSTRY CO., LTD. v. International Trade Commission, No. 2015-1780 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 11, 2016) is a bit of a mystery.  It is not available on the Federal Circuit web ...

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Survey Based on Rejected Claim Construction Renders Damages Expert’s Opinion Unreliable from

The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's survey expert regarding one of the patents-in-suit, and all related damages estimates, as unreliable because it was based on a rejected claim ...

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post image Tartan Army scores own goal? from

The defenders' magazineVia Katfriend Gill Grassie (Brodies LLP) comes a trade mark story from Scotland, that tells the tale of the trade mark ‘Tartan Army, its alleged infringement, and the resulting decisionby the ...

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post image Book review: "Brandfather: John Murphy, The Man Who Invented Branding" from

Most of us like to read the story of successful people. And there are few personalities in the IP world whose aura is so identified with success as that of John Murphy. Murphy's name ...

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CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst from

The CAFC observed:

We disagree with Papst that this case is controlled by
Red Wing and its holding that certain types of contacts,
by themselves, are not sufficient to establish the reasonableness
of jurisdiction. As ...

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