Patent & IP news for July 29, 2013

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post image Writing the patent application for written description requirement from

To get a patent, a patent application must be filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to satisfy the written description requirement.  However, writing a patent application to satisfy the written description requirement ...

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post image Another Neste Biodiesel Patent Suit is Stayed Pending Reexam from

Previous posts (e.g., here and here) have discussed Neste Oil’s patent infringement suits against competitor Dynamic Fuels involving biodiesel fuels and production processes. Dynamic Fuels is a joint venture of Syntroleum and Tyson ...

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post image Super injunctions: coming to a Loch near you? from

When one considers how infrequently IP issues hit the headlines in Scotland, it's easy to see why the Kats make such a fuss of them when they do actually surface, like Nessie, above the ...

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post image Licensing and working patents in India: an update from

As the globe continues to shrink, this Kat wonders at the growing amount of fascinating and indeed commercially important information that speeds his way from readers around the world.  Even with a team of internationally-minded ...

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First First-to-File Patent from

By Dennis Crouch The first post-AIA patent issued recently – Design Patent No. D685,381 directed to a foldable laptop stand and owned by the UK company Bluelounge. The application sailed-through as part of the design ...

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Motorola vs. Microsoft And The Future Of FRAND from

Andrew Updegrove discusses the handing down by Justice James Robart of a 207-page opinion in a closely-watched dispute between Motorola and Microsoft, involving several patents that Google later acquired (along with the rights under the ...

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Enough to make your hair curl: patent threats again from

SDL Hair Ltd v Next Row Ltd and others; Master Distributor Ltd v SDL Hair Ltd and others [2013] EWPCC 31 is an interesting Patents County Court, England and Wales, decision on infringements and threats ...

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US Confounded By Standard-Essential Patents from

The United States is in a muddle over standard-essential patents. The nation’s courts and its executive agencies all agree that these patents play vital roles in the economy, but they disagree about what remedies ...

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European Commission Proposes Rules Changes To Create Unitary Patent Court from

The final legislative piece needed for the establishment of a unitary EU patent system emerged from the European Commission today. Related Articles:

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Say it ain't so! from

Last week I asked how it is that large firms somehow manage to bill their clients millions to dispose of frivolous cases based on clearly invalid patents that couldn't possibly be infringed anyway.

Well ...

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Preliminary Injunction Motion Not Required For Post-Filing Willfulness Where Plaintiff Does Not Practice Patent from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to amend its complaint to add a claim for post-filing willful infringement. "Several courts, interpreting that language, conclude that [In re Seagate Tech., LLC, 497 F.3d 1360 (Fed ...

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Microsoft, Google disagree on jury instructions, verdict form for next month's FRAND trial from

Exactly one month before the breach-of-FRAND-contract jury trial scheduled for August 26, 2013, Microsoft and Google filed their proposed jury instructions on Friday. A 45-page document contains and explains the instructions the parties agreed upon ...

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ALJ Gildea Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Consumer Electronics With Display And Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) from

Further to our June 24, 2013 and July 1, 2013 posts, on July 25, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 13 in Certain Consumer Electronics With Display And Processing Capabilities (Inv. No. 337-TA-884 ...

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Apple and Google's Motorola drop 14 patents from litigation in the Southern District of Florida from

In connection with the patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility, the Google subsidiary's assertions of FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs) have recently received most of the attention (allegation that Motorola demanded more than 12 ...

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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) from

By Andrew Williams -- A claim term that can have different meanings or values depending on the method used to measure it renders the claim indefinite because it is impossible for a potential infringer to discern ...

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