Patent & IP news for April 30, 2012

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post image Tim Berners Lee on web privacy from

Last week this Kat unfortunately learnt that the combination of English rainy weather, wet railway station floors and someone else running the other way in an almighty hurry cannot end well.  Although she has badly ...

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post image New benefit for trademark registrants who record marks with U.S. Customs from

Effective last week on April 24, 2012, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced a new procedure that benefits those trademark registrants who record their marks with the agency. CBP will now disclose to an intellectual ...

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post image Judge Posner scolds at Apple's lawyers: 'I’ve had my fill of frivolous filings by Apple' from

Judge Richard A. Posner, the most-cited U.S. legal scholar of the 20th century, is actually a circuit judge (appeals judge) but he is sitting "by designation" on the United States District Court for the ...

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post image Pitchforks and Privacy: CISPA - The U.S. Government's Latest Efforts To Infuriate the Twitter Crowd from

Not to double up on Catherine’s introduction to the issues of web privacy in her recent blog, but after reading it, this Kat thought that the looming U.S. Cyber Information Sharing and Protection ...

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post image National Bioeconomy Blueprint 2012 from

“The world is shifting to an innovation economy and nobody does innovation better than America. ” —President Obama, December 6, 2011 On September 16, 2011, President Obama announced that his Administration would release a National Bioeconomy ...

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post image Katonomics 15: the economics of IP litigation from

IP litigation -- just
an application of
game theory?
Here's the second post in the third series of Katonomics from the Kats' treasured friend and colleague Doctor Nicola Searle.  Katonomics is the Kat's IP-friendly ...

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post image Lost in IP Translator -- a trilogy of treatises: III from

By now most readers will be aware of the impending ruling in Case C-307/10 Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, which was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) back in ...

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post image Federal Circuit Looks to Related Application in Construing Claim Terms from

ZapMedia Services, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Apr. 25, 2012) (nonprecedential)

In this case, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's construction on numerous terms regarding a patent relating to a system and ...

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Final Oracle-Google jury instructions confirm that names are copyrightable as part of larger structure from

Late on Sunday, Judge Alsup filed the final jury instructions and special verdict form (all of this limited to the current trial phase, which is focused on copyright). He adopted various proposals from both parties ...

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The IPKat from

Wha in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector but who don't happen to have much money on them at this precise moment or who have overspent their conference budgets a little but still ...

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Diplomatic Arm-Wrestling Over Scope Of International Telecommunication Regulations Treaty from

As the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) treaty comes under review, some observers are warning that it could change the rules of the game in internet governance. Others are trying to give reassurance that the new ...

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The Innovation Renaissance in China from

I've been away from this blog for quite a few months as I've begun an exciting journey of innovation and IP strategy in China. Since 2011 I've been living in Shanghai, where ...

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Oracle and Google object to 'final' jury instructions and verdict form from

After 10 PM local time on Sunday, Google filed its objections to Judge Alsup's "final charge to the jury (Phase One) and special verdict form". At 3 AM local time on Monday morning, Oracle ...

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble settle Android patent litigation -- Motorola increasingly isolated from

Patent settlements typically come at times when nobody predicts them rather than as a result of court-ordered mediation.

Today, Microsoft and Nook maker Barnes & Noble announced a strategic partnership relating to e-reading. Microsoft invests $300 ...

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5th Anniversary KSR: Is Section 103 is Unconstitutional? from

This is a good time to review the implications of this case, but an even better time to look into the origins and constitutionality of the Non-obviousness requirement. You might object that the jurisprudence of ...

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Die EU-Patentrechtsreform – Zurück auf Los? from

Das „Package“ der europäischen Patentgerichtsbarkeit besteht aus zwei Verordnungsentwürfen, der eine zur Sprachenfrage und der andere zum Einheitspatent („EU-Patent“), sowie dem Entwurf für ein Übereinkommen für ein einheitliches Patentgericht[1]. Nach erheblichem Widerstand aus Nutzerkreisen ...

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Oracle v. Google: definitive copyright-related jury instructions and special verdict form from

[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail -- check back later]

I started writing this quick post while Judge Alsup was reading the first part of the copyright-related jury instructions to the jurors who will later today, and ...

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Federal Circuit Sets Schedule for AMP v. USPTO from

In an order issued by the Federal Circuit this morning in Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("Myriad"), the Court has requested that the parties file simultaneous supplemental briefs of ...

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Apple and Motorola move for summary judgment in Wisconsin litigation over FRAND issues from

Microsoft's U.S. lawsuit to enforce Motorola's FRAND licensing promises and obligations is pretty well-known by now, at least since the temporary restraining order that Judge James L. Robart recently entered against Motorola ...

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Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (11th Cir. 2012) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The practice of "reverse payments" in ANDA litigation (where, typically, the branded drug manufacturer settles litigation brought under 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(2) with a generic challenger) have been ...

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