Patent & IP news for March 28, 2013

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post image The Fight Over Dell: Just How Hidden Is Its IP? from

It was just a matter of time. Many of you might be following the recent events surrounding Michael Dell's efforts to lead a consortium to take the eponymous company private, and the two counter-offers ...

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post image Guest Post by Prof. Sean Tu: Uneven Distribution in the RCE Backlog from

Dr. Tu is an Associate Professor of Law at the West Virginia University College of Law and a shareholder in Patent Advisor. His research focuses on the patent examination system. - Jason Previous posts (http://www ...

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post image Design Patent Backlog - Growing and Growing from

By Dennis Crouch As the popularity of design patents continues to rise the USPTO is struggling to keep-up with the demand on its examination corps. The chart below shows the backlog of unexamined design patent ...

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post image USPTO Takes Action to Reduce RCE Backlog from

By Dennis Crouch The USPTO's backlog of requests for continued examination (RCEs) continues to grow. The chart above shows the backlog of RCEs that have not received a first action on the merits since ...

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News from Abroad: Lilly Successfully Defends Zyprexa Compound Patent In Australia from

By Todd Shand -- On 15 March 2013, the Australian Federal Court upheld Eli Lilly's patent for the active compound in their highly successful product ZYPREXA®. Lilly successfully defended the validity of the patent against ...

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The price of digital downloads in Australia from

Big week for parallel imports last week: (1) the US Supreme Court declared US law applies a doctrine of international exhaustion for copyright material (2) Adobe, Apple and Microsoft fronted the Australian Parliament to explain ...

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Royalty-Setting For Standard Essential Patents Might Be Balanced By Prospect Of Injunction, Speakers Say from

Threats of injunction in cases of infringement of essential standard patents, which have raised concerns in Europe and the United States as being leverage for patent holders to get higher royalties, might in fact be ...

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Report Sees Need For Analysis Of Fast-Tracking Green Patent Applications from

A new report finds that an overview is needed of the fast-tracking patent system on “green” technologies in the countries where this mechanism is in place – in seven industrialised and two developing countries. Related Articles ...

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East African Community Doubles Efforts To Boost Local Drug Production from

Arusha, Tanzania – Pharmaceutical manufacturers in East Africa have joined forces to strengthen their production capacity to meet at least half of the region’s demand for affordable, quality medicines. The East African Community is supporting ...

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IPXI Clears U.S. Department of Justice Hurdle ... Will It Launch? from

We have reported extensively on the pending Intellectual Property Exchange International (“IPXI”), the world’s first proposed exchange for licensing intellectual property.

In an email blast sent Wednesday morning, Ian McClure, the Director at IPXI ...

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Expanding engineering and d. schools from

My friends Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell have floated a proposal to designate 20 universities as "manufacturing universities" (see their Brookings paper and Rob's ITIF blog posting). The idea is that the U.S ...

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European Commission Eyes Modernisation Of EU Trademark System from

European Commission plans to update Europe's trademark system are generally good news for mark owners, a member of European brand owners' association MARQUES has said. Related Articles:

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IBM Seeks Patent for Social Gathering of Distributed Knowledge from

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an international business technology consultant and developer headquartered in Armonk, New York. As the top patenting company for the last 20 years, every week you can expect to see ...

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Checkpoint Systems v. All-Tag Security: Failing the Objectively Baseless Standard from

By Jason Rantanen Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Download 12-1085.Opinion.3-21-2013.1 Panel: Newman (author), Lourie, Schall It's a general rule of commercial litigation in the United ...

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House Subcommittee Pursues Answers to Litigation Abuses by Patent Assertion Entities from

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on March 14, 2013, heard from six witnesses that the business of "patent assertion entities" (PAEs) is inflicting severe harm on a broad range ...

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The LOTR and the One Armed Bandits: Part I from

I love J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.  I’ve loved the books since I was a child and I love the movies as an adult.  I am sure ...

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WIPO Reports Another Record In Cybersquatting Disputes In 2012 from

It was another record year in 2012 for cybersquatting cases filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre. In addition, WIPO announced results of a survey that show that its mediation services ...

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

On March 26, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 88 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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U.S. Court Of International Trade Grants Motion For Summary Judgment In Corning Gilbert Challenge (11-00511) from

On February 1, 2013, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued its opinion granting Plaintiff Corning Gilbert Inc.’s (“Corning”) motion for summary judgment in Corning Gilbert Inc. v. United States (11-00511). By ...

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PTO Forum on First-Inventor-to-File from

If you were busy filing patent applications on March 15th and missed the PTO’s presentation on First-Inventor-to-File, the PTO has posted the link to the video.  The link is available here: [link]. The Power ...

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ALJ Bullock Issues Notice Of Remand Initial Determination In Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746) from

On March 26, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the remand initial determination on violation of Section 337 in Certain Automated Media Library Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-746). By way of background, the complainant in ...

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