Patent & IP news for July 9, 2012

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Alice Corporation got patents on a computerized trading platform that ameliorates settlement risk. CLS Bank, spooked over its own infringement, filed a DJ. A DC district court judge ameliorated her docket by ruling the four ...

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Patented electronic cigarettes from

Recently a busload of passengers were detained by police on a motorway when someone used an electronic cigarette, as reported by the BBC. This certainly gave publicity to the concept of trying to...

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UN agency ITU to hold high-level talks on standard-essential patent litigation in October from

On Friday (July 6, 2012), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, "will host a high-level roundtable discussion between standards organizations, key industry players and ...

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End run around California’s rejection of the inevitable disclosure doctrine from

Scope of injunction narrow based on rejection of inevitable disclosure doctrine In a trade secret case, courts tailor the scope of an injunction to narrowly protect the trade secret information of the trade secret owner ...

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Licenses dated after hypo negotiation not excluded from

On June 15, 2012, the District of Idaho in Hoyt A. Fleming v. Escort Inc., 109-cv-00105 (IDD) (D. Idaho June 15, 2021), the court addressed two reasonable royalty issues:  1) whether license agreements dated after ...

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Methodology for Appeal Fees from

Continuing our series on implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), allow me to discuss one type of fee being set using Section 10 fee-setting authority: appeal fees.
In preparation for public hearings—as ...

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June 2012: Controller's decisions at the IPO from

June was yet another sizzling month at the Controller's offices!  A highlight about this month is that out of the 140 decisions issued, 75 applications were granted. For 38 decisions, there was no file ...

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UN Human Rights Council Tackles IPRs, Benefits Of Scientific Progress from

The United Nations Human Rights Council last week adopted a resolution promoting cultural rights and diversity, with a commitment to hold a seminar next year on the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress ...

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“Landmark” Global Commission On HIV And Law Report Has Sharp Words For IP System from

An independent, UN-led multistakeholder group today issued strong recommendations on ways to fix ongoing global problems with addressing HIV/AIDS. Among them - serious questions about the current intellectual property rights system. Related Articles:

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GE Wins at Federal Circuit in Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Case from

On Friday, July 6, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in General Electric Co. v. ITC. The Federal Circuit, per Judge Newman with Chief Judge Rader and ...

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WIPO Folklore Committee Stuck In Starting Blocks; Indigenous Peoples Wave UN Declaration from

On opening day of weeklong meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on the protection of folklore, what was characterised as a procedural matter by the chair kept delegates in informal consultations most of ...

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In Memoriam: Andrew Sarris, An American Original from

Film Historian & Critic Broke New Ground Andrew Sarris, who died recently, was the greatest film historian and, over a more than fifty year career, one of its most accomplished critics. He also was my teacher ...

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