Patent & IP news for October 9, 2013

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post image Patents don’t always stop others from stealing your invention from

Patents don’t always stop others from stealing your invention Back in the heyday of patents, the threat of patent infringement would send shivers down the infringer’s spine because that meant that the patentee ...

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post image Trade Mark or Design? Pottery case from the Korean Supreme Court from

This Kat likes to cover Intellectual Property decisions from outside Europe and the USA but does not often receive word of cases that seem of interest to the IPKat readership.  On the other hand, he ...

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What the well-dressed
IP valuation expert
wears in court ...
Expert evidence and IP valuation: can you help? A regular reader of this weblog has emailed for help. She writes:
"I wonder if your memory can ...

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As Jeremy reported on The 1709 Blog a couple of days ago, last month the Executive Committee of the Association Littéraire at Artistique Internationale (ALAI) [Victor Hugo founded it in 1878] unanimously adopted a "Report ...

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A post-blogging portrait of this Kat. Older Samsung Products Banned in US

In August, the US International Trade Commission (ITC), imposed a ban on Samsung products that infringe certain Apple patents, including a patent related ...

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23andMe Patent Creates Controversy from

By Donald Zuhn -- A patent issued to 23andMe, Inc. last month has created some controversy, and in response, the biotech company, based in Mountain View, California, has posted its side of the story on the ...

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IP Law Europe Summit To Address Patent Policy, Secrecy, Know-How, M&As, Brands Online from

IP Law Summit November 17-19, 2013| Grande Real Villa Itália| Cascais, Lisbon, PortugalThe IP Law Europe Summit is the premium forum bringing together leading in-house IP counsel with specialist international law firms, IP attorneys and ...

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Proposed Amendments to Patent Laws to Rein in Litigation Abuses from

Recently, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced a 47-page draft of a bill that proposes various amendments to the Patent Act, Title 35 of the United States Code and the Leahy-Smith America Invents ...

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Online Sales Within District Via Justifies Venue from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss for improper venue. "[T]he Court accepts plaintiff’s unrebutted allegation that defendant made over $6,000 worth of sales of the infringing product through its online ...

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CAFC discusses inequitable conduct in INTELLECT WIRELESS, INC. v. HTC from


Therasense is cited

“To prove inequitable conduct, the challenger must
show by clear and convincing evidence that the patent
applicant (1) misrepresented or omitted information
material to patentability, and (2 ...

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As US Government Shutdown Continues, Effects On IP System Grow from

The US government shutdown is now in its second week, causing more and more of the country’s intellectual property regime to grind to a halt. The shutdown’s effects also are rippling overseas, hindering ...

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ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Terminate Investigation For Lack Of Standing In Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations (337-TA-871) from

On September 30, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 14 (dated September 4, 2013) denying Respondents Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Ericsson Inc.’s (collectively, “Ericsson”) motion to terminate the ...

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USTR Support Of USITC Ban On Samsung Imports Contrasts With Earlier Position from

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday approved the US International Trade Commission’s ban on imports of certain electronics from Samsung, based in part on the fact that the patents in ...

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Preliminary Injunction in Myriad v. Ambry and Gene-by Gene: Myriad Replies from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Not to be outdone my defendants Ambry Genetics and Gene-by-Gene's 109-page brief in opposition to Myriad's Preliminary Injunction Motion, Myriad has now filed a Reply Brief weighing in at ...

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European Court of Justice Provides Narrow Answer to Question of Jurisdiction for Internet-based Copyright Infringement from

Let’s assume you’re a French musician part of a hip British indie-rock band. 30 years later, you discover that an Austrian company has been making unauthorized CDs and a UK-based outfit has been ...

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