Patent & IP news for February 15, 2013

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post image What Kind of Damages Does an NPE Deserve? from

With all of the media attention that has been given the $1.05 billion dollar verdict in the Apple suit against Samsung, it is a bit surprising that there has been relatively less coverage of ...

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UN Takes On Organised Crime And Fraudulent Medicines from

The United Nations has become a focal point for global efforts to fight organised crime’s trafficking of fraudulent medicines that put millions of people – especially the poor – at risk. And a recent pharmaceutical industry ...

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Cephalon, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Whether ANDA litigation has had a positive or negative impact on generic drug availability is an open question, in view of several recent reports looking at the effects such litigation has ...

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Business method patents: Federal Court retreating? from

Emmett J has dismissed Research Associates’ appeal from the Commissioner’s rejection of an attempt to patent a method for calculating an Index for using in financial investing. Claim 1 was for: A computer-implemented method ...

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WIPO Delegates To Clean Text Of Blind Treaty Before Diplomatic Conference In June from

Hopes of the visually impaired community were rewarded in December when the World Intellectual Property Organization delegates agreed on a high level meeting anticipated to agree on a treaty providing exceptions to copyright facilitating access ...

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Trade Secrets -- What You Don't Safeguard Might Hurt You! from

Is your company’s hard-earned, valuable, confidential data at risk? Are you taking all the steps you should to safeguard this information?

In a recent global report by Symantec, 50% of employees who lost or ...

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Folks are Hiring from

Recent patent jobs postings: Pramudji Law Group in Houston; Seed IP Law Group in Seattle; Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner in multiple locations; SHFL Entertainment in Las Vegas; Sutherland LLP in Atlanta or Austin; Steptoe & Johnson in ...

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Economic Prong of Domestic Industry And Value-Added Analysis from

One of the requirements of finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 is that the Complainant must establish that “an industry in the United States, relating to the articles protected ...

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South Africa: Beating About The Rooibos from

It is a fact of life that attempts have been made in certain other countries to usurp control of the term or mark ROOIBOS, despite the fact that it is a well-known South African description ...

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Copytele Sues Taiwanese Manufacturer for Conspiracy to Steal Patented Technologies from

CopyTele claims that AUO and another Taiwanese firm, E Ink Holdings, conspired to steal patented technologies from CopyTele to monopolize production of display screens for popular consumer devices. AUO is a major manufacturer of flat ...

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IP Hall of Fame Call for Nominees from

Each year the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame goes through an extensive nomination and selection process. Nominations are open to the public and must be submitted by February 25, 2013. Members of the IP Hall ...

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Tiffany Sues Costco Over Counterfeit Diamond Rings from

The dispute between Tiffany and Costco first came to light in November 2012 when a customer alerted Tiffany to the sale of what was promoted on in-store signs as “Tiffany” diamond engagement rings at a ...

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When a Functional Claim Limitation is the "Essence of the Invention" from

by Dennis Crouch In re Jasinski (Fed. Cir. 2013) Jasinski's patent application is owned by IBM and directed to a method of testing computer memory devices. Application No. 10/906,508. The USPTO examiner ...

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ALJ Shaw Denies Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Non-Accused Product In Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities (337-TA-800) from

On February 15, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 90 (dated January 16, 2013) in Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-800). By way ...

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ALJ Shaw Rules On Motions To Quash Non-Party Subpoenas In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-845) from

On February 14, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order Nos. 22–25 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-845). In Order No. 22, ALJ Shaw denied non-party ...

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Obama Takes Swipe At Patent Trolls In Call For Further Reform from

President Obama took aim yesterday at so-called patent trolls and said that further US patent reform is needed. He also called for a continued focus on protection of IP rights, but signalled a need for ...

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