Patent & IP news for February 18, 2013

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post image Why Judges on the CAFC Should be Required to be Patent Attorneys from

DYSTAR TEXTILFARBEN GMBH & CO DEUTSCHLAND KG, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. C.H. PATRICK CO., and Bann Quimica LTDA, Defendants-Appellants, 464 F.3d 1356, 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2006) illustrates the problem of non-technical, non-patent attorney judges on the ...

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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. Enzo Life Sciences Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories et al. 1:13-cv-00225; filed February 11, 2013 in ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 20, 2013 - AIA Strategy Considerations for Patent Filings in 2013: Should You File on March 15 or March 16 (or Both)? (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - Washington, DC February 20, 2013 - First to File: Final ...

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News from Abroad: Federal Court of Australia Affirms Patentability of Isolated Nucleic Acids from

By Martin O'Brien -- On Friday, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in the case of Cancer Voices Australia & Anor v Myriad Genetics Inc & Ors. The presiding judge, Justice Nicholas, identified the ...

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News from Abroad: Australian Federal Court Upholds Myriad's BRCA1 Gene Patents from

By Vicky Longshaw and Gary Cox -- In a significant win for Myriad, and their licensee Genetic Technologies Ltd, the Australian Federal Court on Friday upheld Myriad's method patents used in cancer screening for mutations ...

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Licensing recorded music from

While the European Commission is trying to reduce the number of licensors you have to deal with (and so reduce transaction costs), the Australian legislation as interpreted by the courts is causing them to proliferate ...

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Monsanto, Myriad: Two US Legal Cases Shaking Biotechnology Industries from

The biotechnology industry has growing concerns over decisions to be taken this year by the United States Supreme Court in two cases involving the patenting of human genes and the exhaustion of patent rights in ...

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Planting Progeny Seeds Without Consent is Patent Infringement from

In its amicus brief, CLI responds by arguing that the term “makes,” as used in Section 271(a), has its plain and ordinary meaning, which embraces the concepts of “bringing about” or “causing.” CLI contends ...

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Celebrating Presidents Who Advocated for the U.S. Patent System from

President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln both played an important role in the development of the U.S. patent system. Given that today we celebrate these Presidents, what better way for us to honor ...

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Patent Outsourcing May Harm US Economy from

It has become routine for companies to outsource many business functions. Human resources, customer service, accounting, manufacturing of components - all have been outsourced. Now, however, a growing number of US businesses are outsourcing something new ...

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NDTX continues trial to allow plaintiff’s damages expert to address issues in damages theory from

The Northern District of Texas in Axcess Int’l, Inc. v. Savi Tech., Inc., Case No. 3:10-cv-1033-F (N.D. Tex. January 25, 2013), ruled on defendant’s motion to exclude plaintiff’s damages expert ...

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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office – The Best of ALL Worlds: A Semester in Osgoode’s IP Intensive Program from

Practical learning experiences are a great addition to regular classroom learning and Osgoode Hall is leading the way with great clinical education opportunities, especially the Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program (IP Intensive), which I ...

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The Canadian Heritage Chapter: A Semester In Osgoode’s IP Intensive Program from

This past fall, eight classmates and I were fortunate enough to partake in Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program (the “IP Intensive Program”). The program commenced with two weeks of classes headed by ...

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