Patent & IP news for June 19, 2013

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Though she is still officially on Kat Sabbatical, Catherine Lee (alias Cat the Kat) has sent us this little piece to keep readers amused, bewildered or slightly troubled, depending on their perspective:
Waiting for mummy ...

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Google refuses $7 million in patent royalties from Microsoft, prefers to keep $100 million bond from

Microsoft and Google's Motorola are preparing for a breach-of-contract trial scheduled to commence in late August, but they also have some clean-up to do with respect to last year's anti-enforcement preliminary injunction that ...

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WIPO Seminar Discusses Impact Of TRIPS On Pharmaceutical Innovation from

The latest instalment of the World Intellectual Property Organization seminar series titled “The Economics of Intellectual Property” covered the issue of product patents in the pharmaceutical industry. Discussion focussed on the economics of intellectual property ...

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Announcing the “Commercializing IP” Course at Osgoode from

I am excited to announce the addition of a new and exciting seminar course entitled “Legal Values: Commercializing Intellectual Property (IP)” to the ever-growing IP curriculum at Osgoode Hall Law School. This new course has ...

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Fromer: Expressive Incentives in Intellectual Property from

Are the current incentive structures in American patent and copyright law reaching their maximum utilitarian potential? In her recent article Expressive Incentives in Intellectual Property, 98 Virginia Law Review 1745 (2012), Professor Jeanne Fromer (New ...

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EIFL Guide: The European Orphan Works Directive from

A guide to key provisions and limitations of the European Union directive on permitted uses of orphan works - those whose creators cannot be found - has been published by the Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL). Related ...

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Counsel’s Ex Parte Communication With Opposing Expert Does Not Justify Disqualification from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to disqualify defense counsel after counsel contacted plaintiff's expert for information before the expert's deposition and did not identify himself as defendant's attorney. "Before the [expert ...

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The Impact Of Derailing The WHO Medical R&D Convention from

An article in the newly launched Journal of Health Diplomacy about the stalled progress at the World Health Organization for a medical research and development (R&D;) convention discusses systemic failures in global health policy ...

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European Commission Fines Pharma Companies For Payments To Delay Generic Entry from

The European Commission (EC) has fined Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck as well as eight other generic manufacturers for delaying market entry of generic medicines by way of patent settlement agreements (also known as “pay-for-delay” agreements ...

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Intellectual Ventures files second patent lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility from

Intellectual Ventures ("IV"), the world's largest non-practicing entity, is not going to let Google's Motorola Mobility off the hook anytime soon unless it pays license fees on all of its Android-based devices. In ...

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New Draft Text Issued By WIPO Negotiators For Visually Impaired Treaty from

World Intellectual Property Organization delegates this week have launched into negotiations expected to yield the first treaty creating exceptions and limitations to copyright for the benefit of visually impaired people. Many delegations have said much ...

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ALJ Gildea Rules On Motion To Strike And Preclude Evidence In Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices (337-TA-853) from

On June 3, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 43 (dated May 10, 2013) in Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-853). According to the ...

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2013 AIPLA Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit from

Mark your calendars.  The 2013 AIPLA Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit will be taking place this year on August 27, 2013 in San Jose, CA.  I hope you can join us. The Summit will ...

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CAFC reverses TTAB in Levi Strauss v. Abercrombie & Fitch. Claim preclusion. Issue preclusion. from

The subject matter of the case Levi Strauss v. Abercrombie & Fitch relates to markings on jeans, and the legal issues relate to the impact of district court proceedings on board proceedings (issue preclusion; claim preclusion ...

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Aperio loses at PTAB in re-examination 95/000,518 related to US 7,457,446 from

The rejection of claims in US 7,457,446 in re-examination 95/000,518 [ HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K. v Aperio ] is affirmed.

As to written description:

To satisfy the written description requirement, the disclosure must ...

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Dangelmaier KSR'd from


When assessing the obviousness of claims to a combination of prior
art elements, the question to be asked is "whether the improvement is more
than the predictable use of prior ...

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In re Nuijten cited in Ex parte ZONDERVAN from

from within Ex parte ZONDERVAN

Two separate tests developed by our reviewing court for determining
whether a prior art reference is analogous are: (1) whether the art is from the
same field of endeavor, regardless ...

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Asia-Pacific Region Vies For Biotechnology Industry Opportunities from

Hong Kong – A recent conference here looked at the evolving biotechnology landscape in the Asia-Pacific region as well as prospects for networking and raising capital for early stage life science innovation. Related Articles:
Does the Myriad Decision Presage a Golden Age of Patent-Free Personalized Medicine? from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court's decision in the Myriad case has been almost universally hailed as being a great victory for patients, doctors, personalized medicine, and research. Precluding patenting for "merely" isolated ...

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