Patent & IP news for July 18, 2012

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Third Circuit Issues Landmark Decision in Reverse Payment Case, Setting Up Supreme Court Review from

In Re: K-Dur Antitrust Litigation, No. 10-2077 (3d Cir.) In what antitrust experts are calling a "landmark" decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday held that so-called "pay-for-delay" or "reverse payment" settlement agreements ...

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The Brompton® folding bicycle from

The concept of the folding bicycle, so that it can easily be carried or placed in a train or in a car, has been around for at least a century. The best known model is ...

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Considering Canada’s Supreme Court Decisions In This Week’s WIPO Proceedings from

As members of the international intellectual property community prepare for their third day of the 24th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), they are told to keep the spirit of ...

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Google wants Oracle back in court on August 23 -- but next time they'll meet will be in Washington DC from

The Oracle v. Google Android-Java lawsuit is still breathing, but it's imperative to separate the parties' efforts to preserve their rights on appeal from filings that are really meant to have direct impact. Looking ...

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USPTO and INTA Roundtable Discussions with Stakeholders from

Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah Cohn

The USPTO has been co-hosting roundtable discussions with the International Trademark Association (INTA) since January. The purpose of these roundtable discussions is to bring together USPTO ...

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Dominican Republic Files WTO Case Over Australian Tobacco Packaging from

The Dominican Republic, a strong tobacco producer, today notified the World Trade Organization that it has launched a dispute settlement case against Australia over its new law requiring tobacco to be sold in plain packaging ...

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Re:Sound v. MPTAC: SCC Upholds Copyright Board’s Decision from

On July 12, 2012, in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal launched by Re:Sound, rejecting an application for Tariffs on soundtracks accompanying cinematographic works. The SCC held that ...

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Disadvantages of the New Third Party Submissions under the AIA from

Previously, we discussed some potential advantages under 35 U.S.C. 122(e) and proposed new rule 37 CFR § 1.290 with respect to the public's ability to directly place prior art into another ...

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Congressional hearing highlights concern over ITC import bans sought by trolls and FRAND abusers from

Last week I reported on a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ITC import bans over standard-essential patents (SEPs). Today I watched (by webcast) a hearing organized by the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the ...

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Texts On Broadcasting, Copyright Education Exceptions, Metamorphise At WIPO from

Members of the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee today received a large compilation text of proposals on limitations and exceptions for education and research, and promptly set about totally reworking it. They also reopened ...

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Weakening the ITC’s Patent Jurisdiction Will Harm US Economy from

Licensing U.S. intellectual property strengthens the economy and improves our trade balance. Section 337, the statute that regulates unfair practices in import trade, is a key element of the nation’s trade laws and ...

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NPE Data Does Not Support the Patent Infringer Lobby from

Anyone who is even casually interested in patents and innovation has to know that over the past few years there have been massive patent battles surrounding the major innovators, copy-cats and manufacturers involved in the ...

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Apotex v Sanofi from

The Full Court (Keane CJ, Bennett and Yates JJ) has unanimously dismissed Apotex’ appeal from Jagot J findings that it had infringed Sanofi-Aventis’ patents and copyright. Bennett and Yates JJ delivered a joint opinion, Keane ...

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