Patent & IP news for March 14, 2013

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post image Wright Brothers Didn’t Invent the Airplane and Edison Didn’t Invent the Light Bulb from

Fox News has an article, Wright brothers flew 2 years after Gustav Whitehead, Researcher Claims, that suggests that Wright brothers did not invent the airplane.  The article is correct; the Wright brothers invented the system ...

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AIPLA Submits Amicus Brief to Supreme Court in AMP v. Myriad Genetics from

By Kevin R. Noonan -- There is a great cultural divide that has been illuminated by the Myriad case (AMP v. Myriad Genetics), between producers of technology and its consumers, governments and non-government organizations such as ...

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Unlocking Cell Phones Shouldn’t Dismantle Copyright Law from

Opponents of effective copyright laws are attempting to leverage the success of the petition into a wide-ranging assault on section 1201 of the DMCA — and, no doubt eventually, on copyright law itself. Along with Khanna ...

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USTR: IPRs Among “Most Challenging” Issues As TPP Talks Accelerate from

Intellectual property rights are among the three “most challenging” issues still to be resolved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations following the latest round that wrapped up yesterday, the Office of the United States ...

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Interview Finale: Judge Richard Linn, CAFC from

In this final segment of the interview, which appears below, we move into the issues of the day: the changing patent laws and Supreme Court interest in patents. We also discuss Judge Linn's decision ...

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How innovation works - lesson of Bell Labs from

I've just finished The idea factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner (see also his YouTube interview) which contains a great description of the role of interaction and ...

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US Tries Gentler Copyright Enforcement from

On 25 February, the US opened a new front in its war against online copyright infringement. Five of the nation’s biggest internet service providers (ISPs) joined with the movie and music industries to launch ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants-In-Part Complainants’ Motion For Sanctions In Certain Ink Application Devices (337-TA-832) from

On March 5, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 24 (dated February 21, 2013) granting-in-part Complainants MT.Derm GmbH and Nouveau Cosmetique USA, Inc.’s (collectively, “Complainants”) Motion for Sanctions against Respondent ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-873) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuit Devices from

On March 12, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873). The ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Viona In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855) from

On March 12, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 77 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).  According to the Order, ALJ ...

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Sling Media Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Electronic Devices Having Placeshifting Or Display Replication Functionality from

On March 12, 2013, Sling Media, Inc. of Foster City, California (“Sling Media”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Belkin International, Inc. of ...

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Gibbons Director Ralph Dengler Highlighted in NJBIZ from

NJBIZ, the premier weekly newspaper covering the business community in New Jersey, published its inaugural intellectual property supplement fall 2012. Gibbons P.C. was a go-to firm for expert commentary in the issue, with Intellectual ...

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Interpol, Pharma Join Hands Against The Crime Of Fake Pharmaceuticals from

Members of the pharmaceutical industry and Interpol have come to an agreement on a plan to fight “fake” medicines, echoing efforts to address the issue at the World Health Organization in recent years. Related Articles ...

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Two More Stories of Access (and Creation): Veronica Mars and Semaphore Press from

Following up on my last post, here are two more stories of access and creation.  Veronica Mars is a television series involving a young female detective played by Kristen Bell.  The television series has a ...

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LXBN TV interview: Shield Act To Kill Patent Trolls from

Recently I was interviewed by Colin O'Keefe of LXBN TV about the push in Congress and the Senate by bipartisan representatives to punish patent trolls. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced the ...

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Patent Damages Question from

Patent damages question: Lets say a patent has a broad independent claim and a narrower dependent claim. Should the damages calculation be any different for the following three cases where: (1) the broad claim is ...

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