Patent & IP news for July 23, 2013

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Law, Human Agency and Autonomic Computing: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology. When you see a title like this, says this Kat, you just know that the book that it describes is ...

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post image ICANN: Amazon Is Also A Region from

Not likely to be the owner of .amazon In what seems to be the second most popular news item of the day here in the US – second to the arrival of the UK’s newest ...

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Now that the Court of Justice of the European Union has closed its busy doors for the rest of the summer and we can all stop trying to chase the latest General Court decisions on ...

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New Explanation By Patent Trial And Appeal Board Is Not A New Ground Of Rejection from

In In re Adler, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that upheld the Examiner’s determination that the claims at issue were obvious. In so doing, the ...

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Nokia wants to reassert patent that HTC's stalling tactics got dropped from previous ITC investigation from

HTC has so far done a tremendous job defending itself against Nokia's patent infringement claims on the merits, but it's also very good at stalling, as Apple previously experienced. In February, Nokia's ...

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Apple opposes Samsung's motion for a new rubber-banding patent trial (or related appeal) from

Two weeks ago Samsung filed a motion for a new trial concerning its liability for infringement of the '381 rubber-banding patent or, in the alternative, a partial final judgment with respect to that patent in ...

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WIPO Committee To Decide Fate Of Treaties To Protect TK, Genetic Resources, Folklore from

World Intellectual Property Organization committee members will decide by tomorrow whether to recommend WIPO move to final high-level negotiations on the protection of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore. Related Articles:

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Federal Circuit Advisory Council Gives Nod to Limited Claims and Prior Art in Patent Suits from

IP practitioners on both sides of the “v.” should take heed that the Federal Circuit Advisory Council (“the CAFC Council”) has unanimously approved a “Model Order Limiting Excess Patent Claims and Prior Art.” Citing a ...

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The European Unitary Patent: Updates and Developments from

Now that most of the shouting is over and something of a resolution has been reached, we seem to have entered a quiet period in relation to the European unitary patent and unified patent court ...

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The CAFC cites Ruschig in Novozymes case on written description. from

Novozymes lost on written description at the CAFC.

Plaintiffs - Appellants Novozymes A/S and Novozymes
North America, Inc. (collectively, “Novozymes”) and
Defendants - Appellees DuPont Nutrition Biosciences APS,
Genencor International Wisconsin, Inc., Danisco US Inc.,
and ...

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ECOSOC Tackles HIV/AIDS, NCDs, Science & Tech For Development from

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) yesterday took action on reports pertaining to HIV/AIDS, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and science and technology for development. Related Articles:

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G-20 plan calls for growth and investment from

As noted briefly in yesterday's posting, one of the big press take-ways from the G-20 meeting last weekend was a switch in orientation from austerity to growth. According to the G20 Labour and Employment ...

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Proposed Model Pretrial Order Limits Claims, Prior Art References from

This week the Advisory Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit published a second proposed pre-trial order for use in patent cases. (The first proposed order, dealing with e-discovery issues ...

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Expedited Hearing to Focus ITC Investigation Constitutes Retroactive Rule-Making and Violates APA from

The ALJ reversed his earlier position and sustained complainant's objection to the Commission's Notice of Investigation which required the ALJ to hold an early evidentiary hearing on the domestic industry requirement and issue ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants Amended Motion To Terminate And To Stay The Proceedings In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems (337-TA-879) from

On July 17, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 11 granting Respondents Apex Medical Corp. and Apex Medical USA Corp.’s (collectively, “Apex”) amended motion to terminate the investigation in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing ...

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ALJ Shaw Sets Target Date In Certain Digital Media Devices (337-TA-882) from

Further to our June 20, 2013 post, on July 19, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 8 in Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Contract Enforceability Beyond Patent Term from

In Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, the plaintiff patent owner appealed the United States District Court for the District of Arizona's decision to not extend royalty payments beyond the life of a licensed patent.  The ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: from

Novozymes v. DuPont Nutrition Biosciences involved patent 7,713,723 directed toward recombinant Bacillus alpha-amylase enzymes engineered to have enhanced acid tolerance and heat tolerance.  The patent owner, Plaintiffs-Appellants Novozymes, sued DuPont for infringement.  DuPont ...

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