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post image Graffiti Artists Use Moral Rigths to Prevent Building Demolition from

The 7 train subway line that connects Flushing, Queens with Times Square, Manhattan in New York City is known for several special characteristics: it is nicknamed “International Express” because it travels through several ethnic neighborhoods ...

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"If you copy more than this, you infringe ..." Via the IPKat's Greek friend Nikos Prentoulis (katpat!) comes this link to an article, "Telegraph journalist and ghostwriter of Sir Alex Ferguson book slams BBC for ...

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post image Lying to the Patent Office invalidates patent from

Lying to the Patent Office invalidates patent With Therasense, the Federal Circuit took a stance indicating that a charge of inequitable conduct would be very difficult to win.  Inequitable conduct invalidates the patent.  Inequitable conduct ...

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post image No Fahrvergnügen for Kruse as Volkswagen Escapes Infringement of Diesel Engine Patents from

In a previous post, I discussed the infringement suit in which Kruse Technology Partnership (“Kruse”) accused several automakers, including Daimler, Mercedes-Benz USA, Volkswagen, Ford and Chrysler of infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 5,265,562 ...

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Myriad Genetics Files Amended Complaint Relating to Colon Cancer Genetic Diagnostic Testing from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On July 19th, Myriad Genetics amended its complaint against Ambry Genetics to include claims to its patents relating to colon cancer predictive genetic diagnostic testing (amended complaint). For those keeping score ...

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Rep. Goodlatte Introduces "Innovation Act" to Combat Patent Trolls from

By Andrew Williams -- After releasing two "discussion drafts," Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) (at right), the Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, finally introduced a bill in the House on October 23, 2013, with ...

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August trade in intangibles from

The delayed trade numbers for August are out and show a status quo economy. The deficit by a slight amount ($0.2 billion) to $38.8 billion while exports dropped by $0.1 billion and ...

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Denial of Motion to Amend Infringement Contentions Precludes Later Suit Addressing Additional Products from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's second infringement action as a collateral attack on the court's earlier denial of a motion to amend plaintiff's infringement contentions. "[This action] represents ...

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New Patent Legislation: Innovation Act of 2013 from

By Dennis Crouch Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) with the bipartisan support of ten other members of the House has introduced a new set of proposed patent reforms currently tiled the "Innovation Act." The proposed bill ...

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The Sound of the Internet is Not So Sweet to the Ears of David Lowery from

Much has been written and discussed about the state of the music industry, and the impacts digital media has had on it. Past IPilogue coverage has included detailed analysis of last year’s copyright pentalogy ...

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FOSS Patents from

Not all patent license deals are announced, but before today, 21 royalty-bearing Android patent license agreements (20 agreements between Microsoft and Android device makers as well as the Apple-HTC license) had become publicly known. The ...

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ALJ Shaw Sets Target Date And Orders Discovery Statements In Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices (337-TA-892) from

On October 21, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order Nos. 6 and 7 setting the target date for completion of the investigation and ordering a discovery statement from the parties, respectively, in Certain Point-to-Point ...

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Supreme Court Will Not Review Bar for Proving Inequitable Conduct from

We have previously reported on the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., 649 F.3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2011) issued on May 25, 2011. In that decision, the ...

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Teresa Stanek Rea at AIPLA on bad patents from

From Timothy B. Lee post Patent office to Congress: Please let us invalidate more bad patents

In remarks at the American Intellectual Property Law Association, acting USPTO director Teresa Stanek Rea called for the expansion ...

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Patents and right to health - Brazil and South Africa follow in India's footsteps from

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St. Jude's Hospital Sues Novartis over Research Tool Patents from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Lest anyone think that Myriad Genetics is the only patentee asserting rights in patents having claims to isolated DNA molecules or other biological molecules, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital ...

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