Patent & IP news for October 14, 2013

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post image Tesla Battery Pack Patents Reveal a Different Kind of Hybrid from

A family of Tesla patents and pending applications relating to a hybrid battery system has been generating a bit of buzz (see, e.g., Cleantechnica’s story here).  The patent family includes U.S. Patent ...

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post image Academic positions for IP PhDs: (What's the story) academic glory? from

Merpel has always had a passion for investigative journalism, especially if applied to notoriously intriguing IP stories. After a little gentle reflection, she has decided to seek the opinion of those who follow this weblog ...

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post image And the Winners Are... from

Last week, the IPKat announced that it had two spots to give away for free entry into the 6th Annual IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Counsel Forum, which will be taking place on October 22 – 23 ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

From IP to NP. There's still time to book for next month's AIPPI Israel conference, "From IP to NP", which takes place at the Dan Panorama Conference Center, Tel-Aviv, on 10 and 11 ...

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Diagnostics Giant Quest Files Declaratory Judgment Action against Myriad Genetics from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Myriad is facing yet another challenge to its remaining BRCA gene testing franchise, this time from Quest Diagnostics joined by its R&D; arm, Nichols Institute. Quest is "the world's ...

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Green Innovations, Owned By Developed Countries, Tied Up In Patents, Expert Says from

Climate change calls for new technologies to face its consequences, governments agree. But research and development efforts are mainly conducted by the private sector in developed countries and are patent-protected, which is doing little to ...

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Accenture v. Guidewire from

The oral argument in ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES v. GUIDEWIRE SOFTWARE, INC., No. 2011-1486 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 5, 2013) would be of interest to those of you who follow section 101 issues as they relate to ...

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WTO: Tobacco Plain-Packaging Battle Flares Up; Sports And IP Issues Take The Field from

The World Trade Organization intellectual property committee last week agreed on a draft decision on disputes that are not in direct violation of WTO IP rules but where one country’s measures negatively affect another ...

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Allegations of protectionism fail plausibility test in Samsung import ban context from

I picked a perfect time for my week off. There was limited activity on the smartphone patents front (partly due to the U.S. government shutdown) and only one situation in which I had to ...

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Patent holder loses in appeal of Inter partes Reexamination 95/000,564 from

Inter partes Reexamination 95/000,564

As to "written description,"

To satisfy the written description requirement, the disclosure must
reasonably convey to skilled artisans that Appellants possessed the claimed invention as of the filing date ...

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Appellant loses in Ex parte Hartwig from

Ex parte Hartwig

As to the ordering of steps in a method claim

Appellants argue subsequent steps of claim 1, e.g., making a comparison and emitting an alarm, are rendered irrelevant if Preiss’s ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants-In-Part Nonparty Motion To Limit Subpoena In Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) (337-TA-876) from

On September 30, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 30 (dated September 19, 2013) granting-in-part nonparty Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.’s (“Hillcrest”) motion to quash or limit the subpoena duces ...

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Appellant wins at PTAB on missing element case from

The appellant won Ex parte YUJI ISHIMURA on a "missing element" case:

However, we agree with Appellant that Simister does not teach that
the calculation of each of the intermediate states is deferred until receipt ...

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Ocean Tomo versus PatentRatings from

Ocean Tomo, LLC v. Jonathan Barney and PatentRatings LLC, Docket No. 12-cv-8450 (N.D. Ill. 2013) Jonathan Barney is the founder of PatentRatings, the company that holds the patent on rating patents based upon a ...

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