Patent & IP news for November 5, 2012

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post image Funding for patent litigation: a new solution? from

How do you finance both the fixed costs and the contingent expenses incurred in the course of patent litigation?  This has long been recognised as a threshold question which, if not successfully answered at an ...

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post image IP Rights Won’t Stop the Election: Federal Circuit Rules that Florida Voting Machines do not Infringe Patentee’s Exclusive Rights from

By Dennis Crouch Voter Verified v. Premier Election Solutions and Diebold (Fed. Cir. 2012) On the eve of the 2012 US Presidential Election, the Federal Circuit has released its opinion affirming two Florida district court ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

November 12-14, 2012 - Fall Intellectual Property Counsels Committee (IPCC) Conference (Biotechnology Industry Organization) - Charleston, SC November 15, 2012 - Successful Strategies for Overcoming Obviousness Rejections in the Patent Application Process (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10 ...

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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. Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Impax Laboratories Inc. 1:12-cv-01371; filed October 31, 2012 in the District ...

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Getting the innovation mix right - again from

Clay Christensen makes a very important point in his essay in Sunday's New York Times "A Capitalist's Dilemma, Whoever Wins the Election." Unfortunately, it is a point that has been made before in ...

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AIPLA Exclusive: On the Record with Todd Dickinson, Part 1 from

As a part of this all-access look behind the scenes I interviewed Q. Todd Dickinson, the AIPLA Executive Director who is also a former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent ...

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UPOV Hails Benefits of Plant Variety Protection; Civil Society Frustrated from

The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) held a symposium last week on the benefits of plant variety protection as a way to help mitigate agricultural challenges and improve the ...

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ITC Issues Notice of Final Determination Finding Violation And General Exclusion Order In Certain Protective Cases (337-TA-780) from

On October 31, 2012, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice finding a violation of Section 337, and determining that a general exclusion order and several cease and desist orders should issue in ...

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WTO TRIPS Council To Consider New Brazil-United States Item On Innovation from

The World Trade Organization members’ committee on the WTO intellectual property agreement meets tomorrow, with a new agenda item on intellectual property and innovation at the request of the United States and Brazil.Related Articles ...

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Patent Rights: A Spark or Hindrance for the Economy? from

One just thinks of the fact that five years ago Blackberry was the industry standard, dominant forever, and now it is basically exposed to ridicule because virtually it’s dropped to third or fourth on ...

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Did You Submit an IDS During Reexamination? Does It Matter? from

Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit in Belkin Int’l, Inc. v. Kappos, 2012-1090, published an important decision potentially limiting the scope of both ex-parte and inter-partes reexaminations.

Traditionally during reexamination, practitioners submit information disclosure ...

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ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule For Enforcement Proceeding In Certain Prepregs, Laminates, And Finished Circuit Boards (337-TA-659) from

Further to our August 22, 2012 and October 26, 2012 posts, on November 1, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 15 in Certain Prepregs, Laminates, and Finished Circuit Boards (Inv. No. 337-TA-659 ...

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ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855) from

Further to our September 19, 2012 and October 15, 2012 posts, on November 1, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 22 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and ...

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