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post image Tidal Energy In the Maine: Ocean Renewable Power’s Modular Generator Units to Spin in the Bay of Fundy from

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is Maine company that develops ocean and river power systems.  According to this NRDC blog post, ORPC’s Cobscook Bay tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy in Maine ...

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post image Budweiser’s Not So Wise Trademark Cease & Desist Letter To Wine Maker Results In Declaratory Relief Lawsuit from

In what appears to be another instance of trademark overreaching, Anheuser-Busch (“AB”) is being sued for sending a tenuous trademark cease and desist letter to San Antonio Winery (“SAW”) accusing SAW’s Bow Tie word ...

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Apple-Samsung ruling suggests South Korea is a FRAND rogue state from

A couple of court decisions announced in Seoul, South Korea, this morning indicate that South Korea has decided to become a rogue state in connection with standard-essential patents, essentially telling foreign companies that in order ...

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First To File Practice: Commonly Owned Applications from

This is the fourth article in my First-To-File Friday series. On each Friday in August, I am publishing an article that takes an in-depth look at one of the prior art exceptions of the first-to-file ...

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Follow Friday – The International IP Edition from

Today I give you 10 great Twitter accounts to follow if you are interested in staying up on intellectual property around the world, with a heavy emphasis on Europe and Australia because those are the ...

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Yums v. Nike -- Yums' Brief Re Jurisdiction and Covenants Not to Sue from

In a prior blog, we reported that the Supreme Court had granted certiorari in Already, LLC dba Yums v. Nike, Inc., No. 11-982, to an appeal from the Second Circuit’s decision affirming the Southern ...

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Things are not always what they seem to be from

In a post New York Robbers Unmasked by Grateful Note for Their Disguise , one learns the story of how two robbers used realistic masks, which confused the police investigating the case, but the robbers were ...

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Top 5: NASA Inventions and Patents from

There has been a lot of conversation and excitement recently involving Curiosity, the new U.S. Mars Rover. As a new resident of Mars, the rover has spiked a lot of, well, curiosity. Here at ...

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Dennis Crouch from

Professor TJ Chiang is blogging on PrawfsBlawg. Topics include: Mossoff's Trespass Fallacy; The Supreme Court's NEW patent law textualism; and The Paradox of Patents. As we await the verdict, read the 20-page jury ...

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History of Aggressive Patent Enforcement Supports Declaratory Judgment Claim from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction because of defendant's statements on its website and history of aggressively enforcing the patent-in-suit. "[Defendant ...

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Weekly Top 10 Patent & IP News Update from

Welcome to Article One's Top 10 Weekly News Update. Each week, Article One provides a quick list of the top news in patents and IP. Here are some of the stories that we've ...

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Kodak: No Decision on Patent Sale, May Keep Patents from

Kodak is continuing discussions with parties interested in acquiring the patents offered for sale through the court approved auction procedure.  These patents relate to the company's digital imaging patent portfolio. Kodak reiterated yesterday that ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hi everyone! Take a look at the latest in foreign patent filing news for the week of August 20th: The site for the USPTO’s coveted satellite office in Denver was chosen this week, set ...

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ITC remands investigation of Motorola complaint against Apple to judge: only one patent left from

Today the Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the ITC, concluded its review of an initial determination according to which Apple was deemed to infringe a standard-essential wireless patent held by Google ...

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CAFC rules against Teva in folate case involving Lilly and Princeton from

On the legal issue:

The sole disputed issue in this appeal is whether the asserted claims of the ’932 patent are invalid for obvious- ness-type double patenting. The doctrine of obviousness- type double patenting is ...

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CAFC does stream of commerce jurisdiction case from

From the decision:

The Supreme Court recently revisited the stream-of-commerce theory in McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011). The Court, however, declined to resolve its long-standing split on that theory.
In ...

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Verizon expert slammed in ActiveVideo case from


Background in case:

ActiveVideo asserted U.S. Patent Nos. 5,550,578 (’578 patent), 6,205,582 (’582 patent), 6,034,678 (’678 patent), and 6,100,883 (’883 patent ...

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Apple beats Samsung in ND Cal; jury verdict of $1.05 billion! Bad news for Android. from

From Reuters:

Apple Inc. scored a sweeping legal victory over Samsung on August 24 as a U.S. jury found the Korean company had copied critical features of the hugely popular iPhone and iPad and ...

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Apple's billion-dollar win over Samsung is a huge breakthrough -- but it's not thermonuclear from

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A California jury just handed Apple a near-complete victory on its own claims and awarded it more than $1 billion in damages, and rejected all of Samsung's claims. With ...

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Apple wins $1.05 billion verdict from

Apple v. Samsung (N.D.Cal 2012) The jury must have read my recent post on Monsanto's $1b verdict and wanted to do one better – awarding Apple $1.05 billion in patent infringement damages ...

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Court may postpone hearing on Apple motion for preliminary injunction against Samsung from

Following the Apple v. Samsung jury verdict I just published and commented on, the key issues for the court to address will be

  • whether the jury must be overruled in some ways (as a matter ...

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CBI Life Sciences Congress on Paragraph IV Disputes from

The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) will be holding its 4th Life Sciences Congress on Paragraph IV Disputes on October 25-26, 2012 in Washington, DC. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: • Through ...

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Webinar on USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "New USPTO Rules for Post-Grant Proceedings: Meeting the New Requirements for Post-Grant and Inter Partes Reviews and Supplemental Examination" on September 18, 2012 from 1:00 - 2 ...

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