Patent & IP news for February 5, 2013

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Annual Venture Funding Drops for First Time in Three Years from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2012. The report ...

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Expiring GMO Patents Raise Regulatory Issues; Private Sector Takes Measures from

A number of patents on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture will expire in the coming years and this could be a problem for the biotechnology industry in terms of regulatory authorisations. A private sector ...

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Indigenous Peoples Rights Reaffirmed By UN Rapporteur, Panellists, At WIPO from

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, James Anaya, was invited to speak at the opening of the World Intellectual Property Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and ...

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Apple Seeks Patent on Ad-Hoc Cash Dispensing Network from

Some very intriguing upgrades to digital media collaboration systems and cash transaction networks are among the many pieces of intellectual property that Apple is hoping the USPTO will protect. Also included is an easy accessory ...

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WIPO: Positions Locked On Protection Of Genetic Resources; Experts To The Rescue from

Delegates attending the World Intellectual Property Organization's committee on genetic resources this week restated their long-held positions on the issue at the start of the meeting yesterday before letting a secluded expert group try ...

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Electronic Communication: Privacy (In)Action from

In the US, a recent bill that included amendments to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) has caused considerable controversy among privacy advocates. While some are worried about what is in the bill, the bigger ...

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Managing Costs of Patent Litigation from

It’s no secret patent litigation costs are immense. According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the cost of an average patent lawsuit, where $1 million to $25 million is at risk, is $1 ...

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European Commission Launches Copyright Licensing Initiative from

The European Commission has launched an initiative called “Licences for Europe” aimed at promoting copyright licences, as a next step in maintaining traditional copyright in light of new digital technologies. Related Articles:

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Use These Patents to Control the Weather from

We’ve had a recent cold snap here on the East Coast of the US, and technology for controlling the weather would sure come in handy right now.  I was surprised to learn from a ...

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IP Osgoode Speaker Series: Douglas Pepper from

IP Osgoode Speaker Series: “Books Are Dead. Long Live Books” Featuring Douglas Pepper Publisher, Signal/McClelland & Stewart Vice President, Random House of Canada February 13, 12:30pm Osgoode Hall Law School, York University IP Osgoode ...

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WHO, WTO, WIPO Provide Policymakers Policy Options For Public Health from

The launch of a study co-edited by the World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, and World Intellectual Property Organization on the intersection between public health, intellectual property and trade drew a full attendance from a ...

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Google not liable for sponsored links from

The High Court has unanimously allowed Google’s appeal from the Full Federal Court’s ruling that Google was liable for misleading or deceptive statements in sponsored links. According to the Court’s summary (pdf ...

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ALJ Pender Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Paper Shredders (337-TA-863) from

Further to our January 28, 2013 post, on February 4, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Paper Shredders, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing ...

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Novo Nordisk Requests FDA Advisory Opinion Concerning Orange Book Listing of Patents on Pre-Filled Drug Delivery Devices from

by Aaron F. Barkoff Novo Nordisk recently became the fourth company to ask FDA for guidance concerning whether patents on pre-filled drug delivery devices should be listed in the Orange Book. Novo markets several drug ...

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En Banc Arguments This Week from

by Dennis Crouch On February 8, 2013 (this Friday), the Federal Circuit will sit en banc and hear arguments on two important patent cases. In CLS Bank v. Alice Corp the court will focus on ...

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