Patent & IP news for February 11, 2013

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post image District of Delaware Invalidates Entecavir Patent as Obvious from

Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Teva Pharms., No. 10-805-CJB (D. Del.) by Aaron F. Barkoff Today, Judge Burke of the District of Delaware issued a 171-page opinion (part 1; part 2) holding that claim 8 of U ...

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South Korea Inks Copyright Protection Deal With Vietnam from

Manila, Philippines – The Republic of Korea, or South Korea, has signed an agreement with Vietnam for stronger collaboration in the area of copyright protection. This reflects South Korea's continuing and more aggressive campaign to ...

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What I want to hear in the State of the Union - 2013 edition from

According to press reports, the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday will focus on the economy and the middle class. Pundits are noting the difference with Obama's Inaugural Address, but I ...

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All-time Best Corporate Character Mascots from

Recently published an article titled The Art and Science of Corporate Icons, which discusses Skeeter the squirrel, who is apparently the only squirrel in the world allergic to nuts. Skeeter is also the ...

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No Federal Cause of Action against Inventor’s Attempt to Derrogate Patent in Violation of Assignor Estoppel Doctrine from

By Dennis Crouch Semiconductor Energy Labs v. Nagata (Fed. Cir. 2013) SEL is a Japanese "research company" owned by mega-inventor Shunpei Yamazaki who is named as inventor of more than 750 U.S. patents. Dr ...

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Report Proposes Solutions To Address Non-Communicable Diseases from

An industry-backed group of experts has issued a report identifying significant obstacles to addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and proposing solutions to reduce premature deaths caused by NCDs. Related Articles:

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USPTO, NSF and NBC Launch “Science of Innovation” Series from

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, today launched an 11-part “Science of Innovation” series to coincide with the 165th birthday ...

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Peter DiCola: A Study of Income from Copyright Protected Sources from

Peter DiCola, assistant professor at Northwestern University School of law recently released a study on the income earned by musicians from copyright protected sources.  The goal of the study, entitled Money from Music: Survey Evidence ...

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Privateering: Patent Holding Companies Unleash Patent Portfolios from

There is a tremendous amount of unrealized (“un-monetized”) value in the patent portfolios of many large companies. Yet, for one reason or another, such companies have chosen over the years not enforce their patents in ...

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ALJ Pender Issues Public Version of Initial Determination in Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices (337-TA-823) from

On February 8, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version (dated January 8, 2013) of the Initial Determination (“ID”) finding no violation of Section 337 in Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof (Inv ...

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Tela Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Integrated Circuit Devices from

On February 8, 2013, Tela Innovations, Inc. of Los Gatos, California (“Tela”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the ...

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Upcoming Oral Arguments in Myriad from

Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (SCOTUS 2013) The Supreme Court has now set oral arguments for April 15, 2013. The questions on appeal are posed as follows: Many patients seek genetic testing ...

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