Patent & IP news for June 26, 2013

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post image Interim costs where applicant to invalidate is not told of application to surrender from

Boston Scientific International BV and another v Orbusneich Medical Inc is a decision last week of Richard Meade QC, sitting in the Patents County Court,. England and Wales. It's not on BAILII, but this ...

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post image Patent Invalidation: The Early Bird Gets the Worm from

Inventors and manufacturers often hit a roadblock called a patent. A question often asked to a patent attorney is “how can I get a patent invalidated or have a pending patent application rejected by the ...

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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Momenta Case from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to grant certiorari in Momenta Pharmaceuticals v. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, a case involving a split in authority that has arisen among Federal Circuit judges regarding the ...

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Presumptive Acacia subsidiary sues HTC, LG, ZTE, BlackBerry over Nokia Siemens Networks patents from

Nokia's wireless patents are ubiquitous. In addition to Nokia's direct monetization, a number of ex-Nokia patents have been sold to different licensing firms, who occasionally try to enforce such patents in court. Last ...

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Apple urges United States Trade Representative to toss iPhone, iPad import ban won by Samsung from

Three weeks ago the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) issued its final ruling on Samsung's complaint against Apple and entered a limited exclusion order (i.e., U.S. import ban ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook UN Consumer Guidelines Could Be Updated For Digital Rights, A2K from reports: "Over the last three years a global network of consumer activists has been crafting a set of amendments to an influential global instrument, the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection, that could ...

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That shrinking GDP number from

This morning, BEA released its third estimate for 1st quarter 2013 GDP. And the number is 1.8% (the growth in the size of the economy) -- down from both the first estimate of 2.5 ...

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Medicines Patent Pool Signs New Licence Agreements from

The Medicines Patent Pool, Shilpa Medicare, and Gilead Sciences have signed an agreement to increase access to HIV treatment medicines. The agreement will allow Shilpa Medicare to manufacture “five key HIV medicines for sale in ...

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Alzheimer's Disease Antibody Patent Insufficient - Lilly v JAI from

What is a poor moggy to do?  On the same day, no less, the IPKat learns of the consultation on the 15th draft of the Rules of Procedure of the UPC, and of Mr ...

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Janis and Holbrook: Who reads patent laws? from

What group of people forms patent law's audience?  In the late eighteenth century, patent law's audience reflected the pre-industrialized nature of the country and was composed of a small group of lawyers and ...

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2013 Internet Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced from

The Internet Society (ISOC) today announced the names of 32 individuals who have made significant contributions to the web for induction into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame. Related Articles:

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Inequitable Conduct Pleading Requires Identification of “Specific Individual Who Acted Inequitably” from

The magistrate judge recommended granting plaintiff's motion to dismiss defendant's inequitable conduct claims for failing to sufficiently allege who committed the conduct and rejected defendant's proposed amendment. "The defendant responds that it ...

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Federal Circuit Begins its Campaign for Patent Clarity from

By Dennis Crouch Wyeth v. Abbot Labs (Fed. Cir. 2013) In a unanimous opinion, the Federal Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment holding that Wyeth's patents are invalid as lacking enablement under 35 U ...

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In Myriad the Supreme Court Has, Once Again, Increased the Uncertainty of U.S. Patent Law from

On June 13 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (Myriad) which essentially upheld the patent eligibility of claims reciting cDNA molecules encoding BRCA proteins ...

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In re Vaeck is cited in Wyeth v. Abbott from

Note that the Wyeth decision of the CAFC on June 26, 2013 cites to In re Vaeck, which deals with cyanobacteria:

Finally, in In re Vaeck, we
affirmed the PTO’s nonenablement rejection of claims ...

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ALJ Rogers Terminates Investigation In Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products (337-TA-875) from

On June 19, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 8 in Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-875).  According to the Order, Complainant Neology, Inc. and Respondents ...

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Dell In Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841) from

On June 19, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 46 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841). In the Order, ALJ Essex ...

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Miracle à Marrakech: un traité “historique” pour les déficients visuels from

Marrakech, Maroc – L’ambiance était à la fête au Palais des Congrès de Marrakech pour acclamer le succès des négociateurs de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle dans leur tentative de produire un projet ...

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Interview With WIPO Director General Francis Gurry On New WIPO Treaty from

With this week’s agreement in Marrakesh, Morocco on an international treaty to ease cross-border access for the blind to copyrighted books, the UN World Intellectual Property Organization has completed its second treaty in the ...

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