Patent & IP news for September 6, 2013

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post image Should I register my trade marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse? from

This post follows on from yesterday's, and is likewise penned by the Emeritus Kat Mark Schweizer.

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is the most important rights protection mechanism built into ICANN’s new gTLD program ...

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post image August employment data from

The BLS has just released the August employment data and the indications are of a status quo economy: the unemployment rate down by 0.1% to 7.3% with an 169,000 increase in employment ...

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post image I think (I'm a company), therefore I am? EPO Enlarged Board seeks comments on resuscitated companies from

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) has just announced that it is seeking from third parties written statements on case G 1/13, referred to the EBA by Technical ...

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Op-Eds in The Scientist Debate Impact of the AIA from

By Donald Zuhn -- Two Op-Eds appearing in The Scientist over the summer present competing views on the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. In an article published in July, Dr. George Lewis, the Chief ...

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Guilty verdict in Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND breach case published from

I've already commented twice on Wednesday's Microsoft v. Motorola jury verdict (initial reaction, further analysis of economic and reputational implications). Meanwhile the verdict form has entered the public record (this post continues below ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Good morning readers!  As summer draws to a close, September is already off to a busy start here in our New York Office.  For your consideration, we have been gathering the latest headlines in foreign ...

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Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Granted Despite Earlier Denial of Stay Pending Reexamination from

The court granted defendants' motions to stay pending inter partes review where the court had denied a stay pending reexamination the year before and had found that the stage of the case weighed against a ...

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Nokia wins first patent ruling since Microsoft deal: German court tosses HTC complaint from

At the end of an eventful week for Nokia, the Mannheim Regional Court announced its decision this morning to reject an HTC v. Nokia patent infringement complaint over EP2073096 on "Power management systems and methods ...

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ALJ Bullock Denies Motions To Amend The Protective Order In Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices (337-TA-854) from

On August 21, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 12 in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854). According to the Order, Respondents DeLorme Publishing Company ...

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ITC Issues Public Version Of Opinion Finding No Section 337 Violation In Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging (337-TA-874) from

On September 3, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion on whether the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement was met in Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging ...

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Optical Devices Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Optical Disc Drives from

On September 3, 2013, Optical Devices, LLC of Peterborough, New Hampshire (“Optical Devices”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively ...

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Google's Motorola asks Federal Circuit to reconsider ruling on Apple appeal of ITC decision from

A month ago Apple succeeded (not entirely, but to a remarkable extent) with its appeal of the ITC's March 2012 dismissal of Apple's complaint against Motorola. Based on the appellate opinion, Apple has ...

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Apple, Samsung drop one patent each from second California case (spring 2014 trial) from

Apple and Samsung are preparing two California trials (as well as working on litigation in other jurisdictions including Australia, where a trial over standard-essential Samsung patents will be held soon) in parallel:

  1. On November 12 ...

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