Patent & IP news for February 25, 2013

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post image Guest Post: Engine That Drives The US Economy from

This story starts about 1982. At the time we were doing job shop work One of the Engines that drives the US economy is the US patent system. Any talk about changing it or doing ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 26-27, 2013 - Biotech & Pharmaceutical Patenting (IBC Legal) - Munich, Germany February 27-28, 2013 - Life Sciences Collaborative Agreements and Acquisitions*** (American Conference Institute) - New York, NY February 28, 2013 - Patent Prosecution Dilemmas Under the AIA: Unanswered ...

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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. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Actavis LLC et al. 2:13-cv-01028; filed February 20, 2013 in the ...

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What Grace Period? Another Reason to File by March 16 from

The deadline for the transition of the US patent system from first-to-invent to first-to-file is fast approaching.  This change is significant and will result in applicants not being permitted to swear behind or prove prior ...

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USPTO Releases New Version of IP Awareness Assessment Tool from

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) today unveiled an updated beta version of the web-based IP Awareness ...

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Apple Plans Improvement to Video Playback Quality from

USPTO published 23 patent applications filed by California electronics development and manufacturing leader Apple Inc. Efficiency seems to be a buzz word this week, as many of the patent applications seek protections for methods of ...

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Web-Based IP Assessment Tool Gets Update From USPTO from

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today released an updated version of their web-based intellectual property assessment tool, which aims to make small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) more aware of their IP assests ...

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Harris Corp. v. Fed Ex: “Black Box” Claim Construction by Split Federal Circuit Panel Leaves us in the Dark from

Over a dissent by Judge Wallach, Judges Clevenger and Lourie strictly interpreted the “antecedent basis” in the claims, resulting in a reversal of the trial judge’s claim interpretation, and a remand for him to ...

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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

On February 15, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public versions of Order No. 34 (dated January 25, 2013) and Order No. 40 (dated January 30, 2013) in Certain Digital Models, Digital Data ...

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White House Takes Measures to Combat Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets from

The Obama Administration recently released a report outlining a new strategy to combat the theft of U.S. trade secrets, by ramping up business, diplomatic, law enforcement and legislative efforts to protect this vital category ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-870) Regarding Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars from

On February 19, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars (Inv. No. 337-TA-870). The investigation is based on ...

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Neology Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products from

On February 22, 2013, Neology, Inc. of Poway, California (“Neology”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Federal Signal Corporation of Oakbrook, Illinois, Federal ...

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10 Secrets to Locating Non-Patent Prior Art from

Guest Post by Stuart Soffer, IPriori, Inc. 1. Finding prior art is a 'degrees of separation problem': you are separated from your art by some number of people and connections. 2. Build a timeline Timelines ...

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WIPO Patent Committee Moves Quickly Through Agenda; Heavy Lifting To Come from

After months of delay, the Standing Committee of the Law of Patents (SCP) opened a meeting today at the World Intellectual Property Organization and will endeavour to advance negotiations on highly contentious issues including quality ...

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