Patent & IP news for November 1, 2013

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post image "Guinness World Records" and the End of Branding Innocence from

The loss of youthful innocence must certainly be one of the most powerful themes in modern literature. One need think no further than Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s iconic novel, The Catcher in ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

A new month, a new sense of adventure? Don't forget to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page. You never know what you might encounter!

With love, provisionally, from Latvia.  "Protecting Intellectual Property ...

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post image "Let the evidence wash over you": instinctive judges, notional beasts and the game of litigating Scrabble from

It's not yet available on BAILII, but the decision of Mr Justice Peter Smith (Chancery Division, England and Wales) in the latest episode of JW Spear & Sons Ltd & Another v Zynga, Inc [2013] EWHC ...

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Failed $4.4 billion bid for Nortel patents comes back to haunt Google and friends on Halloween from

Almost two and a half years ago, Google lost the Nortel patents auction to a consortium of six industry leaders (Apple, BlackBerry, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Sony) who just wanted to clear the market before anyone ...

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Dominion Dealer Solutions Seeks Review Of USPTO Decisions Denying Inter Partes Review from

On October 15, 2013, Dominion Dealer Solutions, LLC filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia seeking review of the USPTO’s decisions denying petitions to institute inter ...

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Trolls: if the solution is American, does that mean the problem's American too? from

"Trolls Better Watch Out This Halloween -- Senator Hatch Introduces Patent Litigation Integrity Act", by Andrew Williams (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP), was posted on to the Patent Docs weblog yesterday.  You can read the piece ...

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Flurry Of TPP Negotiating Meetings Underway from

Countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement have undertaken an intensive series of negotiating meetings on specific topics over the coming month, ending with a meeting of chief negotiators and key experts in late November ...

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Discovery of cffDNA Not Patentable from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that defendant's pre-natal testing patent contained ineligible subject matter and rejected defendant's argument that the patent claimed the use of DNA and not the ...

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Aria Diagnostics v. Sequenom: Genetic Diagnostic Claims Patent Ineligible from

 A recent decision out of the ND of California portends poorly for the patent eligibility of genetic diagnostic testing methods.

Sequenom is the exclusive licensee of US patent 6,258,540, which Sequenom licensed from ...

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Foreign Filing Roundup from

Good morning! To wrap up the week, we have gathered the latest updates in foreign patent filing news: Two upcoming Supreme Court decisions could mean trouble for patent trolls, potentially making it much more expensive ...

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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Superior Communications In Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-861/867) from

On October 29, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 19 in Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-861/867). By way of background, Speculative Product Design, LLC (“Speck”) is the Complainant ...

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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895) from

Further to our September 23, 2013 post, on October 30, 2013, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895). In the Order, ALJ Lord ...

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BTG International Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Antivenom Compositions from

On October 30, 2013, BTG International Inc. of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (“BTG”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the ...

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Samsung's appeal of ITC ruling on its complaint against Apple only about standard-essential patent from

Right after the Presidential veto of an import ban of older iPhones and iPads over a standard-essential patent, Samsung told reporters that it had appealed the unfavorable parts of an ITC ruling: Apple was cleared ...

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Patent litigation is a balance between validity and infringement from

Patent litigation is a balance between validity and infringement In a patent infringement lawsuit, the patent owner must prove that the alleged infringer’s conduct or product is covered by the patent owner’s patent ...

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Boilerplate’s Impact on Meeting the Written Description Requirement from

In the recent oral argument of Laube v. Rea, a panel of the Federal Circuit was trying to determine whether a patent specification had the degree of specificity required to satisfy the written description for ...

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Webinar on Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court from

D Young & Co will be offering a webinar on the proposed unitary patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) on November 13, 2013. The webinar will be offered at three times: 4:00 am, 7 ...

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Webinar on Post-AIA Preissuance Prior Art Submissions from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Post-AIA Preissuance Prior Art Submissions at the USPTO -- Best Practices for Third-Party Challenges to Patent Applications and for Monitoring Competition" on December 3, 2013 from 1:00 ...

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ABA Webinar on Patents and the Drug Approval Process from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyers Action Division, Young Lawyers Division, and Center for Professional Development will be offering a live webinar on "The Nuts & Bolts of Patents and ...

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