Patent & IP news for May 2, 2013

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post image Hayek vs. Rand: Patents and Capitalism from

David Kelley gave a talk on Ayn Rand vs. Friedrich Hayek On Abstraction.  (If you want to read Mr. Kelly’s paper on point click here)  This is a very important talk and explains the ...

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Allergan, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) from

By Andrew Williams -- Can a method of treatment claim be inherent in the prior art if neither the formulation nor the method of using the formulation twice a day were in the prior art? Earlier ...

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Oh won’t you stay … from

The patent war over escitalopram in Australia is still going! One aspect of the Alphapharm / Lundbeck case I had forgotten (if I appreciated it at the time) was that Lindgren J quashed the extension of ...

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Google: We Don’t Sell to Patent Trolls from

Late yesterday I was contacted via telephone by a representative of Google about my article titled Is Patent Litigation Really a Problem for Big Tech? I was told during that telephone conversation that I misunderstood ...

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March trade in intangibles from

On the surface, the news from BEA's trade data for March sounds good. The deficit dropped $4.8 billion to $38.8 billion. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected a $42.3 billion deficit ...

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GIs Rub Against Trademark Protection In WIPO Discussions On Protection from

Cognac, porto and tequila are appellations of origin protected under an international agreement managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Members of this agreement are seeking to modify it so it attracts a wider membership ...

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Crafting an evidence based copyright policy from

The National Academies' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) has just released a new report on Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy. The report takes a step back from the ...

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NDCA allows discovery into defendant’s reasonable royalty claims in other actions from

On April 22, 2013, the NDCA issued an opinion in Flatworld Interactives LLC v. Apple Inc., Case No. 3-12-cv-01956-JSW-EDL (Doc. No. 111).  The court addressed plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery from Apple.  Several issues ...

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ASEAN Launches Portal To Facilitate IP Awareness from

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched an intellectual property portal to serve as a hub for ASEAN on IP-related issues. Related Articles:

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Allergan v. Sandoz: The Thin Line of Nonobviousness from

By Jason Rantanen Allergan, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Download Allergan v Sandoz Panel: Dyk (dissenting-in-part), Prost (author), O'Malley Allergan illustrates how thin the line between obvious and nonobvious can sometimes be ...

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A Vote for a Massive Open Online Course for Start-Ups from

Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and iversity are sponsoring a contest for the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).  The ten winners will receive 25,000 Euros and support in creating their course.  Basically ...

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ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes" Conference, New York City, May 7-8 from

ACI will be holding its always-popular "Paragraph IV Disputes" conference in New York City next week, on May 7-8. This year's conference--the 7th annual--looks better than ever. The agenda includes the following presentations: Anticipating ...

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