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Patent & IP news for January 8, 2013

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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Stem Cell Funding Case from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- In an order issued earlier today, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Sherley v. Sebelius, ending the efforts by two adult stem cell researchers to prevent the National Institutes of Health (NIH ...

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How [Not] to Fight PTAB Obviousness Decisions from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch In re Chevalier (Fed. Cir. 2013) (nonprecedential) (Patent Application Ser. No. 11/407,778) In a non-precedential but instructive opinion, the Federal Circuit has affirmed the USPTO's obviousness rejection of L ...

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Ex Parte Yudoovsky: Petitions Are (Sometimes?) Unnecessary to Traverse Unauthorized New Grounds of Rejection on Appeal from www.ipwatchdog.com

The Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences did something fascinating in Ex Parte Yudoovsky. The Board sua sponte declined to consider an unauthorized new ground of rejection—even though the appellant never filed a petition ...

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Do contractors help develop your software? Read this if you plan to sell or license it to others. from ipspotlight.com

A recent decision from the United States District Court for the District of California could, if upheld, significantly limit companies’ ability to transfer its proprietary software unless the company has obtained an assignment from each ...

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Allowance Rates for Art Units Examining Business Methods from www.ipwatchdog.com

If I were a patent examiner that hadn't issued patents for years I wouldn't want anyone to know that either. Similarly, if I were a Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) in an Art Unit ...

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USPTO Grant Rate: 2013 Forecast from www.patentlyo.com

by Dennis Crouch Only two weeks into 2013, the USPTO continues to issue patents at a record pace. New patents are issued each Tuesday morning. On January 8, 2013 the PTO issued 5,633 utility ...

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Free Online Patent Search Portals: Syria and Saudi Arabia from intellogist.wordpress.com

When conducting patent searches or patent analysis projects that are global in scope, patent search professionals will often need to locate bibliographic or full-text data for patent records from certain issuing authorities that have very ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Toshiba In Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players (337-TA-824) from www.itcblog.com

On December 18, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 43 in Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-824). In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a motion filed ...

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Should There be a Patent Small Claims Court? from www.postgrant.com

The USPTO has published a request in the Federal Register requesting comments on a patent small claims proceeding. The USPTO is seeking comments both on whether a need exists for such a proceeding and on ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Allstar Magnetics In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855) from www.itcblog.com

On January 2, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 41 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).  According to the Order, ALJ ...

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Supreme Court Won’t Review Claim Construction from inventivestep.net

The Supreme Court has denied the request to hear Retractable Techs., Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co.  The case involves claim construction and whether deference should be given to the district court’s interpretation on appeal ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To American Ace Supply In Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (337-TA-739) from www.itcblog.com

On January 3, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 74 in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739). According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint ...

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ALJ Gildea Denies Motions To Compel In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (337-TA-834) from www.itcblog.com

On January 2, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order No. 28 and Order No. 29 (both dated December 20, 2012) denying Complainant Immersion Corporation’s (“Immersion”) motions to compel Respondents ...

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En Banc Oral Arguments One Month Away from www.717madisonplace.com

The Federal Circuit will sit en banc and hear oral argument in the cases of CLS v. Alice and Bosch v. Pylon in exactly one month. The questions presented in CLS v. Alice are: a ...

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