Patent & IP news for May 15, 2013

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post image Guest Post: A quick update on Viacom v. YouTube from

On April 18, 2013 a U.S. District Court delivered Google yet another victory in its long running litigation against Viacom over the alleged copyright infringement caused by You-Tube. We have below for our readers ...

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post image BioGasol Carbofrac Units Foster Feedstock Intimacy and Inclusion from

BioGasol is a Danish company that has developed a biomass pre-treatment system comfortably situated upstream in cellulosic biofuels production.  The system, called Carbofrac, provides more efficient and lower cost biochemical conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks such ...

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post image The Bangladesh Building Collapse: the Challenge to Brands from

With the horror of the collapse on 24 April 24 of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh still claiming more victims, now numbering over 1,000, and despite the remarkable news that one more survivor ...

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The Myriad Case and "Gene" Patents: Much Ado about Nothing? from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The biggest concern of the biotechnology industry caused by the impending Supreme Court decision in the AMP v. Myriad Genetics case is the threat to existing patents having claims to isolated ...

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Expanding Post-Grant Business Method Reviews: S. 866 from

By Dennis Crouch Senator Chuck Schumer has proposed a short bill entitled the "Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013." S. 866. The purpose of the bill is to expand the scope of the transitional covered ...

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What Happened to Judge Lourie in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp? from

The first thing that any student of the Federal Circuit likely notices when reading CLS Bank is that Judge Lourie not only joined the dominant concurrence, but he also wrote the opinion. The same Judge ...

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EPO-UNEP Report Examines Patents And Clean Energy from

By Georges Bauer for Intellectual Property Watch A recent report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Patent Office (EPO) looks at the role of the patent system in clean energy technology ...

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WHO Stats Show Medicines Remain Out Of Reach Of Poorest Patients from

While the World Health Organization’s latest health numbers show that great progress has been made in improving the health in low-income countries, significant inequalities remain between people living in the richest and poorest countries ...

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Property in Brands from

This paper traces the emergence of a new res or object of protection within European trade mark law. Proprietary rights in trade marks have conventionally been premised upon the mark’s ability to communicate useful ...

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Reminder: Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2013 from

There are just over two weeks left to submit your entry to our 5th annual Writing Challenge. The winner from each category will receive a prize of $1000 (CAD), publication on the IP Osgoode website ...

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Industry Report Calls For Fight Against Counterfeits In Free Trade Zones from

A new report released today by the International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) calls for increased regulation in free trade zones to stop the facilitation of counterfeiting and piracy ...

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UNCTAD Figures Show Record World Trade In Creative Goods from

Global exports of creative goods and services reached a record US$ 624 billion in 2011, according to the latest figures from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Such creative goods include arts ...

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Stay Prior to Institution of Inter Partes Review Denied from

The court denied without prejudice defendant's motion to stay pending inter partes review. "[I]t seems clear that a stay of a patent infringement action is not warranted when based on nothing more than ...

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Litigation in the Brave New World 5: Preliminary Procedures and Provisional Measures from

EU patent litigation: will
this complex machine work?
In this, the fifth in the series of blogposts on the European patent package reform, Don McCombie (Latham & Watkins) examines some of the mechanics of the new ...

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IPR Lists For Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Still Growing; Risk Of Locking In Old IPR Regimes? from

Locking in Europe and the United States to “old” intellectual property regimes is the one “killer argument” against including an IP chapter in the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to Bernd Hugenholtz ...

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Christina Agapakis posts on Adrian Mackenzie paper: “Synthetic biology and the technicity of biofuels” from

The first two sentences of the post Petroleum Replicas

The language of innovation often stresses disruption–eliminating inefficient industries and replacing them with more streamlined, technologically advanced versions. Nowhere is disruption more complex and important ...

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