Patent & IP news for January 24, 2013



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Is It Time for Myriad to Concede in AMP v. Myriad for the Good of the Biotechnology Industry? from

Will I lose my dignity? Will someone care? Will I wake tomorrow From this nightmare? "Will I," Rent By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court's grant of certiorari over the question "Are human genes ...

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CAFC 2012 on the Obviousness of Chemical Innovations, Part II from

In contrast to the Federal Circuit’s 2012 decisions in the context of pharmaceutical litigation, its decisions with respect to appeals from the Board were much less favorable to those seeking patent protection. This is ...

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Pride and Property: IP Law, Traditional Knowledge, and Cultural Heritage from

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single culture in possession of good traditional knowledge must be in want of intellectual property rights.” (Sun) Salutations: Yoga from Which People, Again? Though litigation around Bikram ...

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ALJ Bullock Rules On Discovery Motions In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-820) from

On January 15, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 47 (dated November 16, 2012) and Order No. 50 (dated November 26, 2012) in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program ...

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Copyright Issues for the 113th Congress from

During the first quarter of the 2013, Congressional attention will be focused on budget, appropriations and debt ceiling matters – along with a few other public policy issues that have recently taken center stage – such as ...

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ITC Decides to Review Initial Determination and Remand the Investigation in Certain Electronic Media Devices (337-TA-796) from

On January 23, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice and remand order in Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-796).  In the notice, the Commission determined to ...

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VentureLAB – Excellent Client Service and the Entrepreneurial Spirit: A Semester in Osgoode’s IP Intensive Program from

Prior to starting at ventureLAB (VL), I was unsure of what to expect from my placement and felt a little out of my element. In the past, I had little exposure to entrepreneurs, particularly small ...

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New USPTO Filing Fees Announced .... from

IP practitioners are well aware of the new rules heralded by the America Invents Act (“AIA”). Section 10 of the AIA authorizes the Director of the USPTO to set or adjust any patent fees under ...

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Obvious as a Matter of Law from

By Dennis Crouch Soverain Softwarwe v. Newegg (Fed. Cir. 2013) This Federal Circuit decision is fairly big news as far as its legal results. District Court Judge Davis rejected Newegg's obviousness argument on summary ...

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Judge Rader Chides Supreme Court’s IP Decisions from

Law360 (subscription) is reporting a speech by Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader where he called out the Supreme Court’s recent patent decisions for judicial activism.  In the speech at the New York State ...

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Livid About Non-precedential Avid Decision from Federal Circuit from

When an element is claimed using language falling under the scope of §112, ¶6, the specification must be consulted to determine the structure, material, or acts corresponding to the function recited in means-plus-function element in ...

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