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Patent & IP news for January 16, 2013

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post image When does the Written Description Requirement Limit Amendments to Design Patent Drawings from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch In re Owens (Fed. Cir. 2013) (decision pending) In 2006, P&G; obtained a design patent for its Crest brand mouthwash bottle. D531,515. Before that patent issued, the company filed a ...

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post image Venture Capital-- Future Perfect? Future? from ipfinance.blogspot.com

As we enter 2013, it is worthwhile to consider the state of venture capital. A succinct summary was contained in a piece by Peter Cohan, entitled "What's Ahead in 2013 for Venture Capital", which ...

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USPTO Seeks Public Input on Application Drafting Practices from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 2960) earlier today requesting public comment regarding potential practices that applicants can employ in the ...

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CAFC Favors Non-Practicing Entities on “Domestic Injury” from www.ipwatchdog.com

Recently the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, denied Nokia’s petition for rehearing. The Federal Circuit decision is nevertheless interesting for its treatment of Section 337’s “domestic industry” requirement as it is applied to ...

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Expedited examination at the USPTO from ocpatentlawyer.com

Expedited examination is available to applicants to reduce average prosecution pendency at the Patent Office. They are used to cut to the front of the line instead of waiting on a first come-first served basis ...

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Business’ Privileged Access To EU-India Trade Documents from www.ip-watch.org

The Corporate Europe Observatory and the European Commission presented their arguments in a case over access to documents about the EU-India free trade agreement before the General Court of the European Union in Luxemburg last ...

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Supreme Court Leaves Potential Void Regarding Licensee Validity Challenges to Patents from www.iplawalert.com

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied Rates Technology Inc.’s petition for writ of certiorari to hear whether a pre-litigation no-challenge provision is void under Lear, Inc. v. Adkins, 395 U.S. 653 (1969) as ...

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USPTO Seeks Externs for Summer 2013 from www.ipwatchdog.com

The USPTO is currently seeking applicants for a non-paid summer 2013 externship — the Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP). This externship program is intended to give students an opportunity to experience what it's like to ...

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A Multitude of Free IP Search Options from the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office from intellogist.wordpress.com

Most intellectual property authority websites offer some type of online IP search portal, ranging from the basic bibliographic patent search tool on the Syrian Patent Office website to the multiple patent, trademark, design, and caselaw ...

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Gene Patents: Getting Beyond Witch Trials from www.ipwatchdog.com

The USPTO Roundtable on genetic testing exposed claims that have driven the debate so far to a rare scrutiny.  Perhaps the bonfires being prepared for the accused are premature. One critic condemned universities issuing exclusive ...

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Free Drugs Are “Crucial Part” Of Neglected Topical Disease Fight from www.ip-watch.org

The World Health Organization reports that unprecedented progress has been made in addressing 17 parasitic diseases affecting the world’s poorest populations. The public health authority attributes the gains, in large part, to the contributions ...

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Reviving an Invalid Patent through Attorney Malpractice? from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch Normal rule is that when a court finds a patent invalid that the patentee will be estopped from attempting to enforce the patent against any other party. This is the rule that ...

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Gunn v. Minton: Oral Arguments from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch Gunn v. Minton (Supreme Court 2013) The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the case of Jerry Gunn, et al. v. Vernon Minton. In the case, Mr. Minton has alleged that ...

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2012 IP Year in Review: Hollywood Couldn’t Make an Action Movie this Good from www.iposgoode.ca

Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, the Founder and Director of the IP Intensive Program, and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. 2012 was an action-packed year in ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Sierra Wireless In Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices (337-TA-853) from www.itcblog.com

On January 15, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 17 in Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-853). In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by ...

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Enforcement Proceeding In Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) from www.itcblog.com

On December 13, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 130 in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-710). By way of background, Apple Inc. (“Apple”) filed an ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Motorola Mobility In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (337-TA-834) from www.itcblog.com

On January 15, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 30 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Inv. No. 337-TA-834). In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Immersion ...

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