Patent & IP news for August 2, 2013

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post image Have Trade Marks and Brands Reached Their Hound of the Baskervilles Moment? from

This Kat will sometimes give recognition when due to his canine cousins. The following item is such a situation. In particular, this Kat wants to consider whether trade marks have reached a "hound of the ...

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post image "Not just Essex": how Canadian Frost melts in July from

Frost Products Ltd v F C Frost Ltd  [2013] EWPCC 34 (Patents County Court, England and Wales) is a decision of Mr Justice Vos from 26 July 2013.  Almost as surprising as frost in summer ...

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post image July employment data from

As you have probably read in numerous places, the July employment data from BLS was lack luster. Employment rose by 162,000, which was less than expected. And unemployment rate dropped slightly to 7.4 ...

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Consumer Watchdog Argues That WARF Stem Cell Patent Is Invalid under § 101 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, Consumer Watchdog filed its opening brief in an appeal of a Board decision affirming the patentability of U.S. Patent No. 7,029,913, arguing that the claims of the ...

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What Does WTO Extension For LDCs To Enforce IP Mean For Pharmaceuticals? from

The recent extension granted by World Trade Organization members to least developed countries giving 8 more years to implement international intellectual property protection rules threw a shroud of confusion over a parallel WTO waiver for ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Good morning and Happy Friday.  As the summer continues to fly by, take some time to read the latest updates in foreign patent filing news: This week marks the 223rd anniversary of the first granted ...

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Verizon, advertising agencies and Ford want to go to bat for Judge Posner at Federal Circuit hearing from

On September 11, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will conduct a hearing on the Apple v. Motorola cross-appeal of Judge Posner's dismissal of a two-way lawsuit in the ...

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On the newly proposed Italian Regulation on Copyright Protection in Audiovisual Media Services from

The re-posting of this analysis is part of a cross-posting collaboration with MediaLaws: Law and Policy of the Media in a Comparative Perspective. Last Thursday the Italian Communication Authority (“AGCOM”) has issued a new draft ...

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ALJ Shaw Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Crawler Cranes (337-TA-887) from

Further to our July 15, 2013 and July 25, 2013 posts, on July 31, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-887). In the ...

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IV Patent Valuation Process Subject to Privilege from

The court granted plaintiffs' motion for a protective order barring discovery of its patent valuation process because the information was privileged. "[Defendant] opposes Plaintiffs' use of privilege to prevent testimony about Plaintiffs' pre- and post-acquisition ...

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Reactions To Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture from

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) has been the subject of various comments this week. Related Articles:

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Google's Motorola intervenes in Microsoft lawsuit against U.S. Customs, moves for outright dismissal from

Last month Microsoft filed a complaint (and a simultaneous motion for a preliminary injunction) with the United States District Court for the District of Delaware to ensure enforcement of a May 2012 ITC exclusion order ...

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US Justice Department Proposes Remedy In E-Books Case from

The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) today announced its remedy proposal to address Apple’s anticompetitive conduct to raise e-book prices. The proposal follows a July decision by the US District Court for the ...

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Parties jointly move to waive FRCP 27(f); case goes back to PTAB from

from In re Hassan

The parties jointly move to waive the requirements of Fed. Cir. R. 27(f) and to remand to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) to reconsider the opinion currently on ...

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Straight Path IP Group Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices from

On August 1, 2013, Straight Path IP Group, Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia (“Straight Path”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following ...

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Seminar on European Unitary Patent from

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be hosting a live onsite seminar entitled "The European Unitary Patent: Strategic Considerations for a New Era" on September 16, 2013 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am ...

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Supreme Court IP Review from

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will be holding the Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) conference on September 26, 2013 at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will provide intellectual property ...

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ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference from

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its next Paragraph IV Disputes conference on October 3-4, 2013 in Chicago, IL. The conference will allow attendees to: • Devise strategies relative to the use of new PTO ...

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