Patent & IP news for May 22, 2013

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post image Speedypats can be okay -- if handled with care from

Will it all be plain sailing for speedypats? Little over a month ago ("Coming soon: Speedypats", here), this Kat reported on the proposal in the United Kingdom to grant superfast national patents in just 90 ...

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post image Huawei: the Duesseldorf court presumes to ask from

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been asked to consider some questions of vital importance to our understanding of how patent monopolies and standard-essential proprietary technologies fit in with the European ...

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post image Sample Civil Procedure II Exam from

In CivPro II (a 2-hour course), we covered civil procedure issues related to class actions, discovery, summary judgment, JML, new trial, appellate jurisdiction, and preclusion. Here is the two-hour exam. – Dennis ===== Dent sued Baker in ...

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post image Magic Hat and West Sixth brewery dispute highlights social media’s growing role in trademark disputes from

A trademark dispute can take years to resolve before the courts and/or the USPTO. But public opinion can move much quicker. And rapidly moving pressure from public opinion can wreak havoc on the normally ...

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Apple identifies certain patents allegedly infringed by Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Now app from

Last week Apple informed the court that it intended to amend its infringement contentions in the second California patent litigation with Samsung to target the Galaxy S4 (instead of some other product to be dropped ...

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Special Report: Big Trading Blocs Moving At Breakneck Pace To Raise Free Trade Standards from

The pace to negotiate bilateral or plurilateral free trade agreements has been accelerating rapidly over the last month as the big trading blocs seem eager to position themselves in the race for market access and ...

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Wednesday whimsies from

Around the weblogs. Dear Jeremy You've previously kindly posted something brief on IPKat to tell people about the Global IP Index we produce and which I coordinate and edit. I ...

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USPTO: No Change to Software Patentability Evaluation from

In a one-page memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps dated May 13, 2013, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Drew Hirshfeld had a simple message to respond to the Federal Circuit's en banc non-decision ...

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NJIPLA to Honor Chief IP Counsel of Johnson & Johnson with Jefferson Medal from

Robert E. Rudnick, a Director in the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department and the President of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, is pleased to announce that the 2013 NJIPLA Jefferson Medal Dinner will take ...

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Qualcomm Patent Apps Focus on Mobile, Wireless Devices from

Today at IPWatchdog, we’re going back to take a closer look at U.S. Patent & Trademark Office patents and patent applications assigned to Qualcomm Incorporated. One area in particular that receives a lot of ...

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Rohm and Haas and Dow File New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Opaque Polymers from

On May 20, 2013, Rohm and Haas Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and The Dow Chemical Company of Midland, Michigan (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ...

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AIPLA Challenges OMB on USPTO Sequestration Funding from

Jeffery Lewis, who is the President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), sent a letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, who is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this ...

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Parliament Members Call For Removal Of Conditions In WIPO Treaty For Blind from

Members of all political party groups in the European Parliament in a debate in Strasbourg yesterday asked the European Commission to scrap several conditions demanded by the European Union and other Western countries in the ...

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Apple: 'unrestricted compulsory license' is not an adequate remedy for Samsung's infringement from

Last Thursday Apple filed its reply brief in the appeal of Judge Koh's denial of a permanent injunction against Samsung despite a multiplicity of infringement findings by a California jury in August 2012. The ...

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World Health Assembly: Drafting Group Progressing On NCDs from

Members of the World Health Organization this week have made noncommunicable diseases a top priority, and work on a draft resolution and action plan is being carried out by a drafting group that will report ...

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More plagiarism in science journals from

From The Scientist:

Two journals appear to be involved in plagiarizing scientific articles that have been published elsewhere. In one case, a publisher called Science Reuters—which puts out the journal Pharmacologia—listed papers from ...

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Failure to Disclose Parent Patent Lawsuits Insufficient for Inequitable Conduct Claim from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's inequitable conduct claims that were based on a failure to disclose prior parent patent lawsuits. "[Plaintiff's complaint] alleges that '[t]he district court [in ...

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Bipartisan group of Congressmen stresses SEP concerns in letter to ITC ahead of Samsung-Apple ruling from

Today a letter from the leaders (chairmen and ranking members) of the intellectual property and antitrust subcomittees of the House of Representatives, which is dated May 10, 2013, entered the electronic document system of the ...

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The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property Report from

The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (The IP Commission) released its report earlier today, May 22, 2013.  The IP Commission is an impressive group of individuals led by Dennis C. Blair, former ...

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Law, Culture, Critique from

On May 10, 2013, York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School Graduate Law Student Association (GLSA) held a two day Graduate Student Law Conference at the Oakham House at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. The ...

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Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Medtronic v. Boston Scientific from

By Andrew Williams -- On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Medtronic Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. case (Supreme Court docket number 12-1128). The sole issue on appeal is encapsulated by the ...

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