Patent & IP news for March 27, 2013

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Is Lack of Preemption the Key for the Supreme Court to Decide in Myriad's Favor? from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. on April15th, and the parties and their different cadres of amici have submitted briefs ...

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Federal Trade Commission issues new “.com Disclosures” guidance for online advertising from

On March 13, 2013,  the FTC updated its “.com Disclosures” guidance document for online disclosures to address new issues resulting from the expanding use of smartphones and other mobile devices for advertising purposes. Originally published ...

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Intellectual Ventures Brings Second Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Symantec from

Patent and technology firm, Intellectual Ventures (IV), recently brought a new complaint against computer security company, Symantec, claiming that the company infringed on three of its patents. To be specific, the complaint alleges that three ...

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Why So Many Patent Filings Were Filed In The US On Or Before 15 March 2013 from

Attorney Charles Macedo addresses the question: Why did so many patent applicants rush to file patent applications before the America Invents Act (AIA) law changes went into effect - and what might happen if they didn ...

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Patenting Your Invention Outside the US from

A patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission.  A patent is, however, unique to the country where it is granted ...

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International IP Exhaustion Reprised from

As an update to my earlier post on the case, the Supreme Court recently issued its decision on international copyright exhaustion. Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Second ...

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Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Lower Courts and Determines That International Copyright Exhaustion is Now the Rule from

Online resellers, used book stores, art galleries, and museums, among others, apparently can now breathe a sigh of relief and continue to display and resell goods originally sold or manufactured outside of the U.S ...

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Former US Congressman Howard Berman Joins Lobbying Firm from

Former United States Congressman Howard Berman, a California Democrat regarded as a strong proponent of intellectual property rights protection, has joined law firm Covington & Burling LLP's global public policy and government affairs practice. Related ...

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Biovision: Personalised Medicine, Climate Change, Sustainability Need Innovation from

Lyon, France – Biovision, a biennial international event on life sciences, brought together some 3,000 participants this week to discuss and compare experiences in different fields, including personalised medicine, how best to use natural resources ...

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Kappos on Patent Trial and Appeal Board Trial Proceedings from

Kappos explained that the PTAB has started and will continue, in at least some cases, to issue shorter per curiam decisions, which will allow them to decide more cases and move through the backlog. Co-Chair ...

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PTO Announces 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees from

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame today announced the inductees for 2013. This year’s class includes inventors behind patented ...

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ALJ Bullock Rules On Motions To Compel In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855) from

On March 25, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 87 and the public version of Order No. 75 (dated March 11, 2013) in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same ...

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ITC Decides To Review Initial Determination And Extend Target Date In Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices (337-TA-823) from

On March 25, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-823).  In the notice, the Commission determined to review ALJ Thomas B. Pender ...

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