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Patent & IP news for November 29, 2012

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post image Federal-circuit-ism: Defining the relationship between the Federal Circuit and its Regional Sister Courts from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch Revision Military, Inc. v. Balboa Manufacturing Co. (Fed. Cir. 2012) In the US, federalism is the term that we generally use to highlight the complex relationship between state governments and the federal ...

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post image Standards, Essential Patents and Antitrust from ipfinance.blogspot.com

"Standards, Essential Patents and Antitrust" is the Editorial in the current issue of the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (JECLP), Authored by Jorge Padilla (Senior MD and Head, Compass Lexecom), it visits a subject ...

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USPTO Releases Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2012 from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently released its Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The report notes that the Office's 2010-2015 Strategic Plan sets forth three ...

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Mechanics of a Supreme Court Decision to Grant Certiorari from www.ipwatchdog.com

There are two stages of litigation in the Supreme Court.  There’s what’s called the petition stage and the merit stage.  This is a phenomenon that doesn’t exist in the Federal Courts of ...

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IP Osgoode Speaker Series: The Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein – Reflections on the Supreme Court of Canada 2012 Copyright Decisions from www.iposgoode.ca

On November 27th, 2012, IP Osgoode was pleased to welcome The Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada to share his thoughts with respect to the 5 important copyright cases (known ...

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EU Parliament To Vote On Measure Against Biopiracy; Focus On UN Protocol from www.ip-watch.org

European Union lawmakers will vote soon on a non-binding measure aimed at protecting genetic resources and fighting biopiracy, or misappropriation. Despite the critical importance of these issues, efforts to draw the European Parliament's attention ...

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3rd quarter economic growth revised upwards from www.athenaalliance.org

BEA's "second estimate" of the 3rd quarter GDP showed stronger economic growth than previously thought. The GDP growth was revised upwards to 2.7%, from the previous estimate of 2%. That is still weaker ...

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Kappos to Leave His Post, What Next . . .? from www.iplawalert.com

As practitioners learned, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has confirmed that Director David Kappos plans to retire from his post in January 2013 after nearly three and a half years of service ...

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Patent Term Adjustment from www.patentlyo.com

by Dennis Crouch vast majority of newly issued patents are granted some amount of patent term adjustment (PTA) -- often more than 18 months -- added to the end of the patent to account for delays in ...

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US Ambassador: “ITU Not The Problem” from www.ip-watch.org

United States Ambassador Terry Kramer, head of the US delegation to the upcoming UN-led World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) in Dubai, in a press call today warned against proposals that would invite the UN ...

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WHO Members Agree On “Strategic Work Plan” On Health R&D – But No Convention from www.ip-watch.org

After three days and two nights of tough negotiations to address the global gap in research and development for neglected diseases at the World Health Organization, member states agreed to endorse a strategic work plan ...

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Patents helping you shop ’til you drop from intellogist.wordpress.com

The holiday season is upon us and moved into full swing that day after Thanksgiving that is commonly known as Black Friday. While no one can tell exactly where that name came from, the cynic ...

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In-depth analysis of Tarceva patent litigation - Part 2 from patentcircle.blogspot.com

Continuing from the last post that discussed background of Tarceva patent and the single judge order rejecting Roche's application for interim injunction to restrain Cipla from manufacturing and selling generic product Erlocip, here we ...

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Patent Prosecutors Licensing of Copyrights for Prior Art Submissions from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch CCC v. Oblon Spivak (license agreement) The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a collective agent for many copyright holders and serves as a one-stop-shop for folks to license copyrights for use. CCC ...

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USPTO Selects Location for Dallas Regional Satellite Office from www.ipwatchdog.com

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it has chosen the Terminal Annex Federal Building as the site for its Dallas-Fort Worth regional satellite office. The Terminal Annex Federal Building is ...

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ITC Issues Public Version of Opinion in Certain Polyimide Films (337-TA-772) from www.itcblog.com

On November 21, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Polyimide Films, Products Containing Same, and Related Methods (Inv. No. 337-TA-772). By way of background, this ...

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ALJ Gildea Denies Private Parties’ Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-797) from www.itcblog.com

On November 27, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 73 in Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-797).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea denied without prejudice Complainant Apple Inc. (“Apple ...

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Myriad Files Responsive Brief Opposing Certiorari from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Halloween, Myriad Genetics filed its brief in opposition to plaintiffs' petition for certiorari in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (plaintiffs nominally being the Association for Molecular Pathology ...

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