Patent & IP news for July 28, 2011

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post image Son of NewzBin: another victory for the film-makers from

STOP PRESS: the full judgment -- 67 pages and 204 paragraphs -- can be read here, till it's available on BAILII.  11.23am: it's now available on BAILII here.

In a week that has been ...

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post image PCC Page 34: After the case management conference, choosing an expert witness from

Expert witnesses: it's not enough
to be wise ...
Eloquently explicated by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), the PCC Pages seek to explain how litigation works in the recently-revamped Patents County Court (PCC ...

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post image IP Insider Becomes IP CloseUp on August 9, 2011 from

Please read the following July 27, 2011 announcement from Bruce Berman: A New Look & Name; More Great IP Updates The response to IP Insider has been fantastic. Launched 18 months ago the blog receives an ...

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Boston Scientific Corp. v. Johnson & Johnson (Fed. Cir. 2011) from

Federal Circuit's Expanding Application of the Written Description Requirement By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last month, the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court finding on summary judgment that claims relating to coronary artery stents coated ...

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Federal Circuit Won't Let Creative Compounds Muscle Its Way Into Priority Of Invention from

In Creative Compounds, LLC v. Starmark Laboratories, the Federal Circuit clarified that the "clear and convincing" burden of proof applies to an allegation of prior invention unless an action is brought under 35 USC § 291 ...

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The Problem with Patent Trolls from

To me a patent troll is not just someone who has acquired a patent for purpose of licensing or bringing a lawsuit, but rather one who is engaging in some kind of unfair business practice ...

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Did A Banking Lobbyist Just Admit To Buying Its Own Section Of Patent Reform? from

The Financial Services Roundtable represents the primary beneficiaries of a particular section to the currently pending America Invents Act, tucked neatly into Section 18 of the pending bill, that provides a specialized procedure to attack ...

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Federal Circuit Judges Daniel Friedman and Glenn Archer Have Died from

In recent weeks, the Federal Circuit has lost two of its senior judges.  Judge Daniel Friedman died on July 6 at age 95 and Judge Glenn Archer died yesterday at age 82. Judge Friedman was ...

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Federal Circuit Judicial Watch from

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is a twelve member court, but that membership has been undergoing major changes over the past few years. Most recently, Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa has announced his ...

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Patent Licenses are Presumed to Cover Continuation Applications (Absent Clear Indication to the Contrary) from

General Protecht Group (Zhejiang Dongzheng) v. Leviton Manufacturing (Fed. Cir. 2011) In a prior lawsuit, Leviton sued GPG for infringing two of its circuit interrupter patents. Prior to trial, the parties settled and Leviton issued ...

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Groupon accounting under scrutiny from

I hope it is not as I feared. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the SEC is taking a look at Groupon accounting claims. In an earlier posting, I raised the concern ...

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Myraid Alerts Federal Circuit Judges that Key Plaintiff in AMP v. PTO Apparently Cannot Perform Clinical BRCA Testing from

During oral arguments in AMP v. PTO (the ACLU/PubPat attack on Myriad Genetic’s BRCA gene patents, previously discussed here), the panel of Federal Circuit judges hearing the case evinced some skepticism as to ...

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More on patents and M&A from

Here is yet another example of the new found focus on patents in the mobile telephone industry. From Bloomberg -- InterDigital Gains 50% With Apple-Google Patent Rush: The company [InterDigital] has rallied more than 70 percent ...

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Google's WebM (VP8) allegedly infringes the rights of at least 12 patent holders from

Google's attempts to promote "royalty-free" open source technologies just can't succeed in a world in which software is patentable -- a circumstance that Google increasingly realizes and complains about. No one can safely claim ...

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Google Labs: An Obituary from

On July 20, 2011, Google Labs passed away from a mysterious disease known as “Focus-itis.”  Numerous lesser Google projects have lost their lives to this illness, including Google Health and Google PowerMeter. Fans are also ...

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Judge Nominee: Evan Wallach from

Earlier today, I posted an essay titled "Federal Circuit Judicial Watch." Following my post, the White House announced an update -- that International Trade Court Judge Evan Wallach has been appointed to fill an open slot ...

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Tuber? Super. from

Danie Roy I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, but I do love a good heist show and unique characters. That’s why I love watching Leverage… a collection of outrageous characters playing ...

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Federal Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment of No DOE Infringement in CENESTIN Case from

Duramed Pharms., Inc. v. Paddock Labs., Inc., No. 2010-1419 (Fed. Cir. 2011) by Scott P. McBride CENESTIN is a conjugated estrogen pharmaceutical composition used to reduce the symptoms of menopause. In a 3-0 decision last ...

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Avengers and X-Men to stay with Marvel from

By: Rene Dial   With the extreme popularity of X-Men, Iron Man, and the Avengers you know there is going to be a suit somewhere by someone. This fight started around September of 2009 when Jack ...

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Myriad Writes to Federal Circuit on Standing Issue from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- As anyone following the AMP v. USPTO (Myriad) case will appreciate, one of the the grounds for appeal by Defendant Myriad is that the plaintiffs do not have standing to bring ...

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