Patent & IP news for August 26, 2012

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AwakenIP Awake Again from

“In disapproving an exclusive machine-or-transformation test, we by no means foreclose the Federal Circuit’s development of other limiting criteria that further the purposes of the Patent Act and are not inconsistent with its text ...

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Here they go again – this time with the Patent SHIELD Act from

Indeed, the bill’s co-sponsor acknowledges and states “[t]his bill combats the problem of patent trolls by moving to a ‘loser pays’ system for software and hardware patent litigation.” However, the bill’s sponsors ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on August 26, 2012 from

Rita Braver did a piece on same sex marriage, with special emphasis on issues in the state of Washington.

Almanac. August 26, 1920. The right to vote for women. Suffrage movement. Tennessee was the 38th ...

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LIFO List of Statutory/Non-Statutory Software Patent Claims from

The following is a LIFO (last in first out) list of Post-Bilski Federal Circuit software patent claims with statutory/non-statutory labels, links and reasoning from the respective cases. Thoughts on a coherent synthesis? ——— Claim 1 ...

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Bob Schieffer in Tampa on August 26, 2012 from

How much rain will fall on Mitt Romney's parade? Schieffer talks with Marco Rubio.

Schieffer starts with Dave Bernard, a weather person at CBS-Miami. Winds of Isaac are 65 mph. Projected to become a ...

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Micro-Entity Status: Can We All Qualify? from

On his blog, Mike Kondoudis highlights an important point regarding fees. Once an applicant properly establishes small entity status the small entity fees can continue to be paid until the issue fee is due (even ...

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Trying to sue an (alleged) overseas infringer from

Bennett J has refused Servier’s attempt to join several Apotex entities located outside Australia in its infringement action against the Apotex Australian arm. Servier is the patentee of Australian patent No 2003200700 for the ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. 3:12-cv-05228; filed August 20, 2012 in the ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

August 27, 2012 - AIA Post-Grant Implementation Begins – Is Your Business Strategy Aligned? (Foley & Lardner) - 3:00 pm (Eastern) August 30, 2012 - The Written Description Requirement: Are Antibodies Chemicals, Proteins, or Exceptions? (American Bar Association) - 1 ...

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Eli Lilly & Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- A three judge Federal Circuit panel went a long way towards disentangling its jurisprudence on the question of obviousness-type double patenting, in affirming a District Court finding that the doctrine did ...

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