Patent & IP news for July 26, 2013

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post image Guest Post: Why Lighting Ballast Won't Solve Claim Construction from

Guest post by Thomas W. Krause and Heather F. Auyang. In our recently-published article, What Close Cases and Reversals Reveal About Claim Construction at the Federal Circuit, 12 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 583 ...

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post image "Design Around": Is What's Sauce for the Patent Goose Sauce for the Copyright Gander? from

One of the more interesting aspects of IP law and practice is the use of terms that are not taken from explicit statutory language, but nevertheless have become part of the currency of IP thought ...

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post image Disclosure of emails: property in information -- or agency? from

Back in November of last year, guest Kat Kate Manning posted "Emails are not property ... it's not practical!", here, in which she gave a full and instructive analysis of the decision of Mr Justice ...

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post image Intellectual Property is big for small business from

As a small business owner there are two things that you should hold dear: the most precious of resources that you have – namely money and time. But these are the reasons that most owners tend ...

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Novozymes A/S v. DuPont Nutrition Biosciences APS (Fed. Cir. 2013) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- It has long been a practice in prosecuting a patent application to keep a continuation application pending during the term of any granted patent. This practice is advantageous because it permits ...

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Now the Nobel Prize winning community are pitching in – very poor Sledgehammer to crack a Nut proposal from

Is the expression “Sledgehammer to crack a Nut” used across the World? Or some variant of it? In Blighty (or the UK) it’s used to describe a solution to a problem that is somewhat ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: The Role of DVRs in Copyright Infringement from

In Fox Broadcasting v. Dish Network, Fox Broadcasting Company ("Fox") appealed a ruling by the District Court of Central District of California that Fox did not demonstrate a likelihood of success on most of its ...

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Parties Admonished to Consider the Burden of Sealing Court Documents from

In denying a third party's motion to seal, the court admonished the parties to consider the burden that motions to seal place upon the court. "[C]ourts must take all necessary steps to protect ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hello and Happy Friday! We have collected the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for your consideration: This interesting blog post looks at whether or not song titles should be entitled to IP protection ...

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Apple says Motorola demanded more than 12 times the rate it charged others for the same patents from

This week the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit scheduled its hearing on the Apple-Google (Motorola) cross-appeal of Judge Posner's dismissal of a two-way patent infringement action in the Northern District ...

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Charles Machine Works v. Vermeer Mfg: CAFC continues rolling back the vitiation doctrine from

By Jason Rantanen The Charles Machine Works, Inc. v. Vermeer Manufacturing Company (Fed. Cir. 2013) Panel: Dyk, Mayer, Moore (author) The Charles Machine Works (CMW) holds U.S. Patent No. 5,490,569, which relates ...

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German court dismisses Nokia's SMS sorting patent cases against HTC and ViewSonic from

I have a quick update on Nokia's patent litigations against HTC and ViewSonic. As I predicted in my May 29 post on the Nokia v. HTC and Nokia v. ViewSonic joint trial held by ...

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Clorox Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Laundry And Household Cleaning Products from

On July 25, 2013, The Clorox Company of Oakland, California (“Clorox”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Industrias Alen, S.A. de C ...

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