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Patent & IP news for February 19, 2013

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Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Bowman v. Monsanto; Post-Argument Panel Discussion and Webinar to Follow from www.orangebookblog.com

This morning, February 19, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear argument in one of the most important patent cases in recent years-–Bowman v. Monsanto. The case specifically addresses patent exhaustion in the progeny of ...

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Universities Urge Supreme Court to Affirm in Bowman v. Monsanto from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- A group of universities, entities affiliated with universities, higher education associations, and entities involved in university technology management, in an amici brief filed in Bowman v. Monsanto, argue that reversal of the ...

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Parties Reiterate Arguments from Certiorari Petitions in Briefs to Supreme Court from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On the brink of oral argument before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, it may be helpful to reiterate (as do the parties) the arguments from Petitioner Farmer Bowman and Respondent Monsanto ...

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Semiconductor Energy Laboratory v. Yujiro Nagata: Assignor Estoppel is Affirmative Defense, No Supplemental Jurisdiction from www.ipwatchdog.com

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (“SEL”) appealed the decision of the District Court of California that dismissed with prejudice SEL’s complaint versus Yujiro Nagata (“Nagata”) due to a violation of Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b ...

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Obama Says AIA Only Went About Halfway on Patent Reform from inventivestep.net

Last week, President Obama appeared on Google + Hangout to review topics he covered in his State of the Union address.  One big topic that he addressed was the need for more patent reform. Specifically, he ...

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Closed Discussions At WIPO On Treaty For Blind, As New Text Emerges from www.ip-watch.org

Delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization working to clean the text of a potential treaty facilitating access to books for visually impaired people produced a new version this morning. Related Articles:

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Pharma Law and Business: A Month Roundup for February 2013 from www.ipwatchdog.com

The FDA decided not to pursue a re-hearing before a federal appeals court that recently ruled the federal government could not prosecute a sales rep who promoted off-label uses of a medicine because his speech ...

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24 EU Members Sign Unified Patent Court Agreement from www.ip-watch.org

Twenty-four members of the European Union today signed the unified patent court agreement in Brussels, including Italy. Related Articles:

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ALJ Rogers Rules On Joint Request For Receipt Of Evidence Without A Sponsoring Witness In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-833) from www.itcblog.com

On February 15, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 21 (dated January 14, 2013) in Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental ...

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Delaware Leads the Way on CBM-Related Stay from www.iplawalert.com

In one of the apparently few judicial decisions of its kind to date, the District of Delaware recently granted a motion to stay six patent infringement actions, pursuant to Section 18 of the America Invents ...

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Search Reports, Patent Documents, and File Histories from Brazil through e-Patentes from intellogist.wordpress.com

Professional patent searchers will often need to search for both patent and non-patent literature (NPL) prior art on a global scale during an exhaustive validity search.  Multilingual search capabilities, access to a wide range of ...

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Obama Drinks the Kool Aid on Weaker Patents, “Trolls” from ipcloseup.wordpress.com

The President’s confusion about innovation and what needs reform will likely undermine American competitiveness. In a recent Fireside Hangout on Google+ President Obama said that the U.S. needs to go much further on ...

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ITC Decides To Review-In-Part Initial Determination And Terminate The Investigation In Certain Microprocessors (337-TA-781) from www.itcblog.com

On February 15, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice and terminated the investigation in Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-781). By way of background, ALJ David ...

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ALJ Rogers Rules On Motions In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-833) from www.itcblog.com

On February 15, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 25 (dated January 22, 2013) and Order No. 35 (dated January 25, 2013) in Certain Digital Models, Digital Data ...

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A Link to Infringement from www.iposgoode.ca

Football Dataco Ltd and others v Stan James plc and others v Sportradar Gmbh and another (hereafter “Dataco”) involved the use of a database by an unauthorized person.  While the decision itself deals primarily with ...

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