Patent & IP news for June 16, 2013

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post image Interim injunctions pending an appeal: Court restates principles from

In Novartis AG v Hospira UK Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 583, a decision of the Court of Appeal, England and Wales, of 22 May, the court, consisting of Lords Justices Lewison, Kitchin and Floyd), restated ...

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post image What one hand gives, the other takes away? A deeper look at Myriad from

Catering for all tastes, this weblog has provided (i) the breaking news announcement by Jeremy that the US Supreme Court had given its ruling in Myriad Geetics and (ii) a mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres from ...

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SHIELD Act Part 2 and Other Proposals to Combat Trolls from

The latest incarnation of the SHIELD Act was introduced on February 27, 2013, and changes direction as if the first iteration were waived off in disgust before it could even lower its gears. SHIELD Act ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on 16 June 2013 (Fathers Day) from

Lee Cowan.

The Sunday Morning cover story was by Lee Cowan on the lives of the astronaut wives.

Second, story on comedian Jim Gaffigan. Fatherhood.

Third, Mo Rocca on Debbie Reynolds. The good girl you ...

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AMP v. Myriad: Getting Beyond the Hype and Hyperbole* from

By holding that Myriad’s claimed cDNA was patent-eligible, Thomas’ opinion reaffirms the major holding in Diamond v. Chakrabarty that claimed subject matter which truly only the “hand of man” can make (not simply snipped ...

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Costs and benefits of (some) US patents from

"The Costs and Bene fits of United States Patents" is the title of a paper by a four-man team consisting of John Turner, James Bessen, Peter Neuhäusler and Jonathan Williams. Labelled both as Boston Univ ...

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Supreme Court Holds That Isolation of DNA Does Not Confer Patent Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

Ass'n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. ____ (2013) by Christopher P. Singer "We merely hold that genes and the information they encode are not patent eligible under § 101 simply ...

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Board reverses substitution benefit from

Takeaway: The Examiner relied on a substitution rationale in rejecting claims to a vertebral disc prosthesis. The rejection replaced circumferentially oriented radiopaque markers in the primary reference with radially oriented marker from the secondary reference ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

June 18, 2013 - Myriad: Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court Opinion (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) June 25, 2013 - AIA Impact on Section 103 and Non-Obviousness: Navigating Timing ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC v. Watson Laboratories Inc. et al. 1:13-cv-01015; filed June 6, 2013 ...

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Guest Post by Paul Cole: ASSOCIATION FOR MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY v MYRIAD GENETICS – an isolated decision? from

Guest Commentary by Paul Cole,Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Bournemouth University, and European Patent Attorney, Lucas & Co, Warlingham, Surrey, UK. ASSOCIATION FOR MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY v MYRIAD GENETICS – an isolated decision? By Paul Cole[1 ...

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