Patent & IP news for February 27, 2013

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USPTO News Briefs from

By Donald Zuhn -- USPTO Modifies PKI Subscriber Agreement On February 11, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office distributed a Patents Alert e-mail in which the Office noted that the Public Key Infrastructure ("PKI") Subscriber ...

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European Copyright Reform On Slow Track, Observers Say from

European talks aimed at dragging copyright law into the digital age are not likely to produce results any time soon because of resistance from rights holders and political manoeuvring in the European Commission, players from ...

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Under Armour Sues Nike Over Use of “I Will” from

In its complaint, UA stated that Nike started an ad campaign in the latter months of 2012 that misappropriated UA's trademark by pretty much making the phrase "I WILL" the focal point of its ...

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Patent Trolling? ExoTablet Sues Over Allegedly Infringing PadFone from

The complaint alleges that two ASUS products sold by Negri Electronics violate a patent that ExoTablet currently holds for combination laptop/cell phone devices: the PadFone and the PadFone 2. ExoTablet is seeking compensation for ...

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UK technology targets from

I'm catching up on the OECD's Knowledge-Based Capital conference earlier this month (click here for the conference website including a link to the video of sessions). (Side note: this conference is part of ...

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With Lively Start, African IP Conference Addresses Medicines Access, GIs from

Johannesburg, South Africa -- The start of the Africa IP conference was the scene of a surprise protest action by Treatment Action Campaign health activists who ambushed the stage as South African Trade and Industry Minister ...

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WIPO Members Struggling To Define Work Programme On Patents And Health from

As the World Intellectual Property Organization’s patent law committee grapples with starkly differing positions on the topic of patents and health, the secretariats of WIPO, the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization presented ...

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ALJ Bullock Issues Remand Initial Determination In Certain Static Random Access Memories (337-TA-792) from

On February 25, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice regarding the Remand Initial Determination on Validity and Enforceability (“RID”) in Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-792 ...

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Federal Circuit Affirms ITC’s Final Determination In Bourdeau Bros. Appeal (2012-1262) from

On February 20, 2013, a Federal Circuit panel consisting of Judges Newman and Lourie as well as Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a ...

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ITC Issues Opinion and Order In Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (337-TA-739) from

On February 22, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued its opinion and order in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739). By way of background, the Complainant in ...

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ALJ Gildea Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Wireless Communications Equipment (337-TA-866) from

Further to our January 29, 2013 and February 8, 2013 posts, on February 25, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 5 in Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Articles Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-866). In ...

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COURT: Twelve Year Old USPTO Rules Cannot be Challenged Even if They Are Only Now Hurting You from

Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC et al v. Kappos et al, 12-cv-0469 (E.D. Va. 2013). Download Exela v Kappos Dkt 55- Opinion dismissing case I previously wrote about Exela's lawsuit against the USPTO in ...

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Patents to defend us against meteors from

It seems we can’t go a single column without mentioning some sort of apocalypse. We had a bacon-apocalypse, the Mayan apocalypse, and now we have a potential apocalypse due to a large chunk of ...

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The U.S. National Science Foundation I-Corps Program: The Goal is Commercialization from

The I-Corps Program is a collaboration between the U.S. National Science Foundation [NSF], Kaufmann Foundation and Deshpande Foundation designed to help bring government funded—NSF funded—inventions to market.  As fellow blogger, Neil Wilkof ...

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Coalition Asks US Congress For Action On “Patent Trolls” from

In an open letter to the US Congress House of Representatives Judiciary Committee today (27 February), a coalition of agencies, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators, urged Congress to take action against "patent trolls, non-practicing patent-holding entities ...

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