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Immersion Corp. v. Fitbit, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2018) from

District Court Throws Out Haptic Feedback Claims on Grounds of Patent Ineligible Subject Matter By James Korenchan -- Last week, Judge Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California deemed claims ...

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Conference <span class="amp">&amp;</span> CLE&nbsp;Calendar from

March 20, 2018 - "How to Secure and Exploit Patents for Combination Therapies" (J A Kemp) - 3:30 to 4:30 pm (GMT) March 20, 2018 - Technology Center 1700 Customer Partnership meeting (U.S. Patent and ...

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post image Unlawful street art used in a promotional campaign: H&M withdraws its&nbsp;complaint from

The H&M; advertisementStreet art and copyright have been increasingly at the centre of attention. Katfriend Angela Saltarelli (Chiomenti) reports on a case that was initially brought by H&M; against a street artist ...

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IPO Webinar on Prosecution Estoppel from PTAB&nbsp;Proceedings from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Patent Prosecution Estoppel from PTAB Proceedings" on March 29, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET. Jeff Hohenshell of Medtronic, Inc ...

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Judge Orrick inclined to grant Samsung an antisuit (anti-enforcement) injunction against&nbsp;Huawei from

A few days ago, reported that United States District Judge William H. Orrick (Northern District of California) expressed an inclination at a Wednesday hearing to grant Samsung's motion seeking to bar Huawei ...

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WIPO Committee On The Protection Of Genetic Resources Meets Next&nbsp;Week from

World Intellectual Property Organization delegates will meet in the coming week to try to advance work on the protection of genetic resources against misappropriation. Through its renewed mandate, the WIPO committee is expected to focus ...

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Cambodia First To Join Geneva Act On Geographical Indications. But Where Are The&nbsp;Europeans? from

Cambodia has become the first country to join a 2015 agreement at the World Intellectual Property Organization aimed at strengthening protection of geographical indications (GIs). The Asian nation has several GIs it is seeking to ...

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Beating Alice: Improvement arguments win Apple claims on context-based to-do list item&nbsp;generation from

Takeaway: Apple Inc. inventors filed a patent application for an invention relating to context-based to-do list reminders, of the type that might be entered to a smartphone via voice command.  Pertinent to the claims at ...

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post image Friday&nbsp;Fantasies from

IPKat is here with your weekly update of IP news and events! This week we have news of the ratification of the Hague Agreement by the UK, a new IP inclusive group and a number ...

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post image Startup Patent Licensing: Beating the Long&nbsp;Odds from

Achieving meaningful revenue through licensing by startup entrepreneurs can be for all intents and purposes a “unicorn event:” much discussed, but rarely achieved. Notwithstanding this reality, a significant number of startup entrepreneurs who seek to ...

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Hrdy: A Response to ‘Innovation Kills&nbsp;Jobs’ from

Last week I posted a discussion of Prof. Hrdy’s intriguing new article on Technological Un/employment.  Prof. Hrdy has now provided a short response that basically explains how I took a portion of her ...

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CAFC reverses ED Pa in DOMINION ENERGY case; expert witness&nbsp;skewered from

The appellant Alstom prevailed.

This is an appeal from a final judgment following a
jury trial in a patent infringement case. Alstom Grid LLC
(“Alstom Grid”) appeals the district court’s (1) denial of
judgment ...

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Intellectual Ventures [IV] loses at CAFC in appeal of decision by Judge Stark in SYMANTEC CORP&nbsp;case from

From the case at D. Delaware, IV v. SYMANTEC CORP :

We have considered IV’s other arguments and find
them without merit. For the foregoing reasons, and for
those expressed in more detail in the ...

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Previously Undisclosed Market Share Apportionment Theory Stricken From Expert&nbsp;Report from

The court overruled plaintiff's objections to the magistrate judge's order partially striking the report of plaintiff's damages expert. "⁠[Plaintiff] contends . . . all of the information [the expert] relied upon in forming his market ...

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