Patent & IP news for January 21, 2013

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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. Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC 3:13-cv-00139; filed January 17, 2013 ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

January 22, 2013 - Top Patent Law Stories of 2012 (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 to 11:15 am (CT) January 22, 2013 - Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions: Recent Developments -- Leveraging Exelixis, Other Court ...

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Raising the Bar update from

Following the conclusion of consultations about the draft Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations (the regulations to implement the “Raising the Bar” amendments), IP Australia has published a document outlining the outcomes of the consultation process ...

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And the Internet Won: Parallel Networks Versus Website Operators from

Parallel Networks v. Abercombie & Fitch, et al. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Back in 2010 Parallel Networks sued about 120 different companies in a single patent infringement lawsuit – alleging infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 6 ...

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Predicting Patentability in the Unpredictable Arts: A Look Back at the Federal Circuit’s 2012 Decisions on the Obviousness of Chemical Innovations from

A few trends were readily apparent in 2012. First, pharmaceutical patent holders in litigation fared well – in a series of cases, the Federal Circuit rejected obviousness attacks in pharmaceutical patent challenges on appeal from the ...

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Supreme Court Finds Covenant Not to Sue Sufficiently Broad from

Trademark holders no longer have to worry about not being able to dismiss a case by entering into a properly drafted covenant not to sue.

In Already, LLC, dba Yums v. Nike, Inc., the Supreme ...

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Packed WHO Executive Board Agenda Highlights Need To Streamline Priorities from

World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan today opened the 132nd meeting of the Executive Board, the UN agency’s highest authority, emphasising the importance of cost-effectiveness and results-driven operations at a time of global ...

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Third Party Submissions from

by Dennis Crouch To the extent that folks are studying this, the following is a list of the 111 applications for which third parties have submitted prior art references under pre-issuance submission authorization of the ...

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Arbitrary $50,000 contingency payment does not prevent mootness from

By Jason Rantanen Allflex USA, Inc. v. Avid Identification Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Download 11-1621 Panel: Lourie, Clevenger, Bryson (author) Allflex v. Avid involves the situation where a party to litigation settles the case ...

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The David Kappos Era at the USPTO from

if you ask me the Kappos legacy is not going to be the America Invents Act. The Kappos legacy will be that he managed to put the USPTO back on track. The agency is open ...

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