Patent & IP news for August 13, 2012

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post image Google may need to change their motto from

Coming this week, Google will be making what could be a ground breaking step in it's search algorithm. Google will start downranking sites in proportion to the the number of valid copyright removal notices ...

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post image Apple appeals Judge Koh's orders to make certain business information public from

The ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial in the Northern District of California started only two weeks ago, and we already have the first appeal to the Federal Circuit. Apple has appealed two of Judge Koh ...

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post image Another Academic Patent Attacking Patents from

The paper Illuminating Innovation: From Patent Racing to Patent War, by Lea Shaver, is a draft of an article to be published in the Washington and Lee Review, is another example of the deteriorating state ...

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post image The Patent Box: a Kat's perspective from

Boxing cats ... On Wednesday of last week Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a Guidance Note on how the United Kingdom's Patent Box scheme works in practice. The Patent Box enables companies ...

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post image Featured Study: Medical Advances Help Improve Heart Procedures from

Advances in medical technology are important to help keep procedures and medicines up to date. This way, doctors are able to provide their patients with the best care possible. Article One even has an open ...

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post image More USPTO Final Rules from

The USPTO is in the process of publishing five final rules packages for implementing the America Invents Act (AIA) as well as one guide to the new style of trial practice before the Office. The ...

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post image Updated Google search algorithm to account for copyright removal notices from

Google announced an update to its search algorithm last week that is sure to please copyright holders: the search rankings will now factor in a site’s copyright removal notices. A site that has received ...

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Apple wins exclusion of president of Samsung Telecommunications America as witness from

Late on Sunday evening by local time, Judge Lucy Koh entered an order on the parties' objections to each other's demonstratives (charts/slides) to be used by their expert witnesses this week, and in ...

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Federal Circuit Uses Dependent Claims To Construe “Therapeutically Effective Amount” from

In Alcon Research, Ltd. v. Apotex Inc., the Federal Circuit held that most claims of Alcon’s patent were obvious in view of prior art that suggested the use of the recited active agent to ...

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Fish & Richardson Awards 33 Scholarships to U.S. Space Camp from

Fish & Richardson has awarded full scholarships to 33 students and their teacher chaperones this year, marking 14 years of supporting kids and providing them with an opportunity to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center ...

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ND Illinois upholds lost profits verdict; denies defendants’ JMOL re absence of noninfringing substitutes from

On June 13, 2012, in John T. Minemyer v. R-Boc Representatives, et al., Case: 1:07-cv-01763 (N.D. Ill.), Magistrate Judge Cole held that judgment as a matter of law, contesting a jury verdict on ...

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Online Shopping Cart did not Implicate Divided Infringement Because Web Pages Contained Embedded Programming and did not Require a User to Download or Install Software from

The court denied defendants' post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law that the accused online shopping cart system did not infringe plaintiff's internet commerce patents. The court rejected defendant's divided infringement ...

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Quantum of Solace: UK Court Deems Police Retention of Uncharged Suspect Photos an Invasion of Privacy from

A UK High Court ruling handed down in June 2012 will change the policies of the Metropolitan Police (the Met), particularly after they release suspects without laying charges. In a decision centering on privacy practices ...

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U.S. court grants Apple partial summary judgment on FRAND contract issues in Motorola case from

On Friday, Judge Barbara B. Crabb, the federal judge who is presiding over an Apple v. Motorola Mobility FRAND enforcement lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin filed in March 2011 as a set of ...

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USPTO Issues Final Rules For America Invents Act Provisions That Take Effect September 16, 2012 from

As announced on the USPTO website, the final rules for the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) that take effect on September 16, 2012, will be published in the August 14, 2012 Federal Register ...

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USPTO Publishes Final Rules for Administrative Trials Under AIA from

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that it will publish final rules in the Federal Register on August 14, 2012, to implement three administrative trial ...

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Google's Motorola Mobility lays off thousands, scrambles to salvage patent litigation strategy from

Almost precisely a year ago, Google announced its $12.5 billion merger agreement with Motorola Mobility as a means of "supercharging Android" and a patent acquisition that would enable it to "better protect Android from ...

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Patent’s presumption of validity is rebuttable from

All issued United States patents are presumed valid but this presumption is rebuttable with clear and convincing evidence.  When submitting previously considered evidence, it is generally more difficult to overcome the presumption of validity. The ...

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Supplemental Examination Final Rules from

By Jason Rantanen As Dennis writes below, tomorrow the USPTO will publish five final rules packages for implementing the America Invents Act. This post focuses on the Supplemental Examination Rules, available here. In large part ...

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New twitter feed from

OK -- so the Intangible Economy has now moved further into the Twitter era. Readers will note that I have eliminated the weekly embedded review of previous tweets and have added a direct twitter update to ...

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Harvard Magazine discusses Zakaria plagiarism from

The story in Harvard Magazine began

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS EXPERT Fareed Zakaria, Ph.D. ’93, LL.D. ’12, the principal speaker at last June’s Commencement, was suspended Friday, at least temporarily, by both Time magazine ...

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Electrofuels from

Oilprice reproduced a story from Biofuels Digest titled Electrofuels Could be the Future for Biofuel Production

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Fewer people know that natural gas is a platform for producing ethanol – either through fermentation ...

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Why Isn't Patent Law as Straightforward as Real Estate Law?: Maybe it Is from

Professor Adam Mossoff recently posted a draft of his essay Trespass Fallacy in Patent Law. The essay is quite short (17 pages) and accessible. Mossoff is able to encapsulate his basic idea in one paragraph ...

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Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: "The Rest of the Story" from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Judge Rader wrote a vigorous dissent to the panel majority's opinion in Momenta v. Amphastar, disagreeing with the panel majority's interpretation that the "safe harbor" embodied in 35 U ...

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