Patent & IP news for August 23, 2013

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post image Novozymes Did Not Possess Claimed Biofuels Enzyme (and is Dispossessed of $18 Million) from

Previous posts, e.g., here and here, discussed the patent infringement litigation between Danish biopharm rivals Novozymes and Danisco (now owned by DuPont), which are both active in developing enzymes used in the production of ...

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post image Revision of German Patent Act Finally Accepted from

Good News for DPMA President
Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer  Both the German Bundestag and the German Bundesrat have now accepted the proposal for a revision of the German Patent Act previously discussed here.

The main features include ...

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post image Patent Litigation and Competition Law in India II from

Here's the second post from our good friend and blogging colleague from India, J. Sai Deepak, founder of The Demanding Mistress intellectual property and innovation weblog. Both pieces focus on areas of interplay between ...

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post image Recent Settlement Spells Trouble for Patent Trolls from

Due to a recent settlement agreement with the Minnesota Attorney General, patent troll MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC has stopped enforcing specific patents within the State of Minnesota. The patents in question taught a commonly used ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Patently Absurd revisited.  First, a big thank-you to all who took the trouble to post comments on Zoe Birtle's guest review of this week's BBC radio broadcast. Secondly, here's news of an ...

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The FTC Is at It Again from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a move that will surprise almost no one (except perhaps members of the Supreme Court majority in FTC v. Actavis), the Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus curiae brief ...

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Israel Patent Office Launches PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot from

In past postings, we discussed bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs allowing an applicant to fast track an application in one jurisdiction based on a favorable finding of the claims in a corresponding application in ...

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Sharing Economy as part of I-Cubed shift from

There is a recent report out on a new model for the economy: World Economic Forum YGL Sharing Economy Working Group Position Paper. According to the report, the Sharing Economy (aka Collaborative Consumption) is part ...

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Yet more on Unified Patent Court plans - Delight and Disappointment from

Coming back from holidays is always a time for maximum feline grumpiness, so the IPKat was in no mood to see more mis- and disinformation about the Unitary Patent coming from apparently official sources.  He ...

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Gibbons Institute Presents, "Federal Circuit Year in Review," Event Featuring Honorable Faith Hochberg from

The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association present, "Federal Circuit Year in Review," an event featuring the Honorable Faith Hochberg, District Judge for the U.S. District Court ...

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Federal Circuit: Secret Patent Trials are OK from

By Dennis Crouch By their nature, patents have the power to control the ways that we can use our property. Gun laws can prohibit gun owners from shooting in certain areas. In the same way ...

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Moretti & Wilson: Do State Incentives for Innovation Work? from

Do state incentives for innovation work? As I recently discussed in a short presentation at IP Scholars on August 8, state and local incentives for innovation, from R&D; tax credits to competitive awards for ...

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Damages Expert’s Reliance on “25% Rule” Supports Preclusion of Testimony from

The court granted defendant's motion to strike plaintiff's damages expert's reports and rejected plaintiff's argument that its expert relied on the 25% rule of thumb as an alternative method to calculate ...

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SkinMedica v. Histogen from

By Jason Rantanen SkinMedica Inc. v. Histogen Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Download SkinMedica v Histogen Panel: Rader (dissenting), Clevenger, Prost (author) SkinMedica owns Patents No. 6,372,494 and 7,118,746, which relate to ...

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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Personal Communications Devices In Certain Mobile Handset Devices And Related Touch Keyboard Software (337-TA-864) from

On August 20, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued issued Order No. 16 in Certain Mobile Handset Devices and Related Touch Keyboard Software (Inv. No. 337-TA According to the Order, Complainants Nuance Communications, Inc ...

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ACI FDA Boot Camp Devices Edition from

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its FDA Boot Camp Devices Edition conference on November 4-5, 2013 in Chicago, IL. ACI faculty will help attendees: • Master the basics of the application and approval processes ...

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ACI Trade Secrets Conference from

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding a conference on "Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Intellectual Capital and Confidential Business Information" on November 4-5, 2013 in Chicago, IL. The conference will allow attendees to: • Define clearly ...

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