Patent & IP news for March 1, 2013



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post image Measuring Claim Changes from

by Dennis Crouch Most of the time, patent applicants amend their claims at some point during the patent prosecution process. But, I wanted identify some measure of the amount of amendment. Amendments during prosecution are ...

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In re Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsule Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2013) from

By Andrew Williams -- On the first day of February, the Federal Circuit rejected Impax's efforts to get out from under a preliminary injunction in a case captioned In re Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsule Patent ...

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Speakers Outline Ideas For Africa To Find Appropriate IP Policies from

Johannesburg, South Africa - Africa is still held captive by colonial borders and has failed to collectively leverage benefit-sharing agreements that result from multinationals’commercial pursuit of indigenous knowledge, said speakers at the Africa IP conference ...

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Patent Business: Deals, Settlements, Licenses for February 2013 from

The month of February was quite busy, many companies in litigations, one of the biggest stories to hit this month was the Trademark infringement case between Costco and TIffany,co. Here are some of the ...

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Her Story Left the Judge HEARTBROKEN from

The UK Patents County Court recently released the decision of Henderson v All Around the World; a case involving a copyright claim by a young artist whose song became an unexpected hit.  Jodie Henderson (aka ...

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Russia Establishes Specialised Court For Intellectual Property Rights from

As of 1 February 2013, a specialised court for intellectual property rights (the IPR Court) is instituted within the system of commercial (‘arbitrazh’) courts of the Russian Federation. Related Articles:

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Guest Post on Patent Pools and Competition from

Editorial by David A. Balto and Brendan Coffman. Mr. Balto and Mr. Coffman are antitrust attorneys in Washington D.C. whose representations include high technology firms. In addition to his practice, Mr. Balto was formerly ...

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The next IP fight from

The proverbial ink is not even dry on the America Invents Act and the implementation questions are still being discussed. But the next IP fight has already emerged -- as had the rhetoric. Call this the ...

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WIPO Patent Law Committee Cinches Agreement On Future Work from

With the threat of suspension of work looming, the World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee of the Law of Patents (SCP) agreed to a minimal programme of work, which includes exceptions and limitations to patent ...

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ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Balloon Dissection Devices (337-TA-865) from

On February 12, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Balloon Dissection Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-865). According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-872) Regarding Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps from

On February 27, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps, Products Containing Same and Components Thereof (Inv. No ...

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Global Fund Launches New Funding Model from

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, based in Geneva, has announced a new funding model that aims to allow for more strategic investment. Related Articles:

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Patents in America: from Metropolitan Concentrate from

A recent report published by the Brookings Institution reveals that America's innovators are highly confined to only a few metropolitan areas- 20 to be exact. The report cites some obvious contenders like high-tech hot ...

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