Patent & IP news for November 28, 2012



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Novartis AG v. Kappos (D.D.C. 2012) from

By Donald Zuhn -- In an opinion issued earlier this month, Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia determined that Novartis AG and Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc ...

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Iliffe - the tax stuff from

To follow up on Jeremy's post, the tax stuff on the Iliffe case has some useful points buried in it (but don't forget it's all obiter as the decision was actually that ...

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Bogus legal notice goes viral on Facebook from

A fake “copyright notice”  has been making the rounds in Facebook posts this week.  The notice attempts to restrict the use of the posting member’s  profile information.  It also encourages other Facebook users to ...

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Fast-Tracking Green Patents Reduces Wait Time, Appeals To Start-Ups, Study Finds from

Several countries have established fast-track programmes to expedite the examination of environmentally oriented, or “green,” patents. Preliminary findings from a study assessing the success of those programmes were presented last week to Geneva intellectual property ...

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OECD report on workforce skills - and the need to change the workplace from

Earlier this year, OECD put out a report on workforce skills (Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies) that contains a broad analysis of the skills gap and other training ...

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The Beginning of the End for the Smart Phone Patent Wars? from

First, remember that Steve Jobs once referred to the smartphone patent wars as the patent equivalent of global thermonuclear war. But will this be more like the Cold War or the Apocalypse? The only patent ...

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Reshaping The International Copyright System To Facilitate Education In Developing Countries from

International copyright flexibilities are ill-suited to the need of developing countries to create effective access to printed materials in schools, a new book argues. The author, whose work was presented last week at the World ...

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ALJ Bullock Rules On Motion And Cross-Motion To Compel Discovery In Certain Rubber Resins (337-TA-849) from

On November 21, 2012, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 12 (dated November 6, 2012) granting-in-part Respondents’ motion to compel discovery and denying Complainant’s cross motion to compel discovery ...

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Where to Find Patent & IP Videos and Podcasts Online from

It’s useful to know where to find intellectual property-related books, newsfeeds, and blogs, but the internet offers other multimedia options for watching and listening to IP and patent news and discussions. A broad variety ...

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ITC Issues Public Version Of Opinion In Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746) from

On November 19, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion with respect to U.S. Patent Nos. 6,328,766 (the ‘766 patent) and 6,353,581 (the ...

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Systemax In Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841) from

On November 27, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 34 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841). In the Order, ALJ Essex ...

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WHO Negotiations To Address Medical R&D Global Gaps Head Deep Into Night from

Negotiations on the follow-up of the report of the expert group on research and development for neglected diseases tonight were continuing in a late-night session at the World Health Organization. At press time, member states ...

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